A Foreign Expatriate in Thailand, Commenting on CNN's Report
( Last edit 2009-04-14 )
A Foreign Expatriate in Thailand, Commenting on CNN's Interview of Thaksin Following Turmoils in Thailand
April 13th, 2009 1019 GMT
I see that CNN is gong to give time to Thaksin at 7pm Hong Kong (6 pm Bangkok) time. Why? Thaksin is a wanted fugitive. He has called for a “revolution”. CNN SHOULD NOT be granting him air time to spew his anarchic views.
I am a foreigner, been here 16 years and I am saddened by what politics is doing to this nation. I was one of the millions inconvenienced by the closing of the airport in November 2008 - had to spend 6 days in Japan and one in Malaysia before being able to fly to my home in Bangkok.
People here talk “democracy” but I am not sure they really understand what the word means. I think most of them would be happy being told what to do.
Please don’t add to the negativity when reporting from here. The country does not need to scare away future tourists - generally, the Thai people are a very warm, hospital people.
Please remember your commitment to objective journalism and that means NOT allowing anarchists like Thaksin to spew their hatred.
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