Media War

exposing media bias in Thailand

“Folk media” Vs Social media

while twitter is important, there are larger

world out there that one needs to talk to

The above epigraph is a quintessence of the main subject of this post, which in other words is: all the statistics about social networks as Facebook as well as any other internet activities do NOT reflect the REALITY of political alignment.
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May 28, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

role of different Media in Bangkok war – Updated on Apr 18

There are lies, damn lies, and The Nation

from Twitter

Can you post this rubbish elsewhere?

– Thanong (Nation’s editor) in reply to critical comment on his blog

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong

– Voltaire

Humans have a natural proclivity to want what they cannot have.

(quote from: “Why Banning Social Media Often Backfires” )

This is an attempt  to provide a comparison of 3 main kinds of Media in their coverage of  current events in Thailand:  Thai MSM (mainstream media),  foreign Media and “alternative Media” (blogs, forums, social networks). of course I am sure there are many people who could do a much better job than me in this – I don’t pretend being any sort of a specialist, merely trying to  share  my own thoughts and what I have  seen so far  in this regard.

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May 16, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apr 10 Updated: Role of Thai MSM in social unrest; govt curbs alternative media

Abhisit has succeeded in … making himself  look like a dictator ...

– Pravit Rojanaphruk ( Abhisit’s Dictatorial Face Revealed )

The government has gone fully fascist now

– commentator on Thai blog

The exposure of a single truth can rip through an ocean of lies… Disinformation … makes

us vulnerable to fear, misunderstanding, and doubt, all things that lead to destruction…

Giordano Bruno (Disinformation Tactics)

Only with the help of Twitter yesterday were

non-Thai speakers able to find out what was going on

Richard Barrow


Thai “Democrat” government declares an Emergency situation in Bangkok and once again curbs more ALL Media (as if it wasn’t already under total control)

Live Blogging in English  here and here, here latest (this is of course, apart from AVALANCE or some say tsunami of  info flow all over internet !)

UDD’s own live blogging on Facebook, mostly in Thai (some comments in Engl).

and here is    THE BEST  story I found today  – all the world’s MSM “politically correct” news reports can’t match it !

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April 7, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Media Control, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

true face of “Democrat”-bankster Korn

Let’s be clear I am a PAD sympathiser

– Korn Chatikavanij

George Orwell wrote once in 1946 :

Political language …  is designed to make lies sound truthful and  murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.

Orwell was talking about English language and politicians  more than a century ago – but one might think it was especially said about Thai “Democrats” ! But hey,  after all  current dashing Thai PM  Abhisit  and his old schoolmate & buddy and presently party-mate and co-minister Korn were educated there in UK, at most prestigious Oxford and surely have learned very well from the experts all the intricate subtleties of  that “political language” (demagoguery, fallacies,  overwhelming and dominating opponent with their language skills and other sophisticated BS ) in all finesse.  Perhaps they’ve been especially groomed so for their present mission of  running the show called “democratic government”.  🙂

I’ve commented on other blog about  role of  current Finance Minister Korn  and today I was surprised (NOT !)  to read about his  latest  anger and hypocrisy :
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April 5, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, PAD-watch, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is “Silent Majority” really a majority & why it is silent?

There are three kinds of lies:

lies, damned lies, and statistics

Mark Twain

Fresh example of  a typical  logical syllogism in Thai Media  from Bangkok Post :

The silent majority in Bangkok has finally awoken and started to speak up in the wake of the latest round of red shirt protestsA smaller rally by the so-called silent majority against the red shirt protest, attended by a few hundred people, took place the following day in front of King Rama IX Park

another fresh example :  Chula Network urges silent forces to a show of strength on 9 April

(Chula Network – means academics of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok)

Previously I’ve already tried to expose some “Fallacies used in Thai media and by academics” because I was just too appalled by their shameless blatancy.

Today I’ll try to debunk  another  BS, from a category of  logical fallacies, shamelessly  and EXCESSIVELY employed by Thai Media :  phrase  “silent majority“.

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April 4, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Propaganda | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

new “Ajarns Watch” alert ! MUST read : Ferrera on Thai politics at FCCT

For Ajahn Panitan to lecture us on “patience,” “democracy,” and “the rule of law” is

the equivalent of Tiger Woods lecturing us on marital fidelity. Are you kidding me?”

– Federico Ferrara

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February 22, 2010 Posted by | Ajarns-watch, Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, PAD-watch | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

new round of “Media War” by gov is announced

When the mainstream pushes society all one way, we see that it’s wrong and

we suggest, from the pro-democracy side, that the truth is something else

Somsak Phakdidej (from “Thai E-News” )

‘International cyber conflict has reached a tipping point

where it is no longer just a theory but a significant threat

– from “Virtually here: The age of cyber warfare” McAfee

(Fifth AnnualMcAfee Virtual Criminology Report, 2009)

Looks like we’re in the midst of  new round of  “Media war” by Thai gov. and loyal to it local Thai MSM
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February 4, 2010 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Fallacies in Thai Media, Media Control, Pharmageddon, Propaganda, Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Similarities between Iran and Thailand

there is a big coverage in Thai media the of current protests in Iran  and especially the role of internet, blogs and Twitter  as an alternative media in these events.
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June 21, 2009 Posted by | Anti-establishment, Media Control | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

A stark symbol of Thai media’s bias !

photo of man dragging woman by hair won the Year’s Best Photo award.

To me  this photo and the fact that it has UNANIMOUSLY won the TOP MPA reward   is a

symbol of the  BIAS  of Thai MSM !

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June 21, 2009 Posted by | Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

call for “facts checking” and truth finding in Thai MSM

previously we’ve  already mentioned about the “facts checking” (or rather the ABSENCE  of it) by Thai MSM  in regards to the matter of whether PM Abhisit was in the car when protesters allegedly attacked it or not. Abhisit and  most of Thai MSM  lately deny Jatuporn’s claim that  Abhisit wasn’t in the car and the whole “attack” was a very well set up show by gov. and army.  although  on Apr 12 there were several articles with reference to Thai PBS (TV channel)  which plainly and clearly said that he left  the site well before the incident.

now in this regard there has been some sort of development.  apparently there is some progress in Thai media after all  –  Thai reporters call for “facts checking” !

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May 19, 2009 Posted by | Thai MSM | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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