Friday, March 10, 2006


I was afraid this was going to happen. I mentioned it a few posts back. CNN did an extensive report of the political problems in Thailand this morning. What do you know? They gave a heavily biased, anti-government report.

I can understand their being anti-American internationally. That makes them an easier sell to the anti-American governments around the world. As the head of the news organization has testified, they sometimes have to slant or censor their news to gain or maintain access in countries hostile to the US. That is just good business.

I can understand their being anti-administration in the United States. They were established by Ted Turner from the beginning to be a propaganda voice of the Democratic Party. That is their reason for existence.

But why would they be anti-government here in Thailand? They have no dog in this fight.

I’ll tell you why.

It is lazy reporting. It is bad reporting.

It is lazy because they use as their main source the English language newspapers here in Bangkok. These papers are out for the overthrow of the government. They are in the pay of the people who oppose the current government.

CNN obviously believes what is written. “It must be true, it’s in the paper.”

That network has been so buried in shit itself that it has no outside shit detectors.

It is bad reporting because it makes no effort at balance. Why would a news organization reporting news story not try to report both sides? Because it is CNN? Have they become so accustomed so slanting news over the years that they have lost the ability to do straight reporting?

I have lived here for 2 years and I cannot testify to the right or wrong in the current turmoil. I can testify, and have shown that the English language newspapers are nothing but propaganda rags for the people who are trying to overthrow the government. That evidence is clear.

But CNN could never see it.


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