- to accuse PM Abhisit of fatal crackdown on peaceful (as Thaksin claims) red-shirts protesters,
- to claim his innocent stance for peace and democracy,
- and eventually to call (force) for His Majesty the King to intervene for peace and reconciliation.
How Thaksin Cheats On Media
( Last edit 2009-06-06 )
As described somewhere, initially, it went as Thaksin had planned for absolute turmoils in Bangkok. Then, after the red-shirts riot in Bangkok was dispersed by military troops during the daytime on April 13, 2009,
Thaksin eagerly rushed to BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera, three major international media
Fortunately, Thaksin's red-shirts' start of fatal violence and threatening huge explosions, in sharp contrast to softer nonfatal approach from PM Abhisit's side, were witnessed by the international media which had their reporters much closer to the red-shirts violent actions. Thaksin was therefore unexpectedly charged with various hit-to-the-points questions from various angles by the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera hosts which obviously stunned him throughout all the three interviews. PM Abhisit Vejjajiva, on the other hand, did much better than Thaksin because of lack of wicked plots to hide and the stance on the righteousness. PM Abhisit could clearly and directly answer all of the sharp questions and put Thaksin in bad position.
Additionally, Sondhi Limthongkul, on April 16, 2009 pointed out simple points how Thaksin could be caught lying in those interviews, particularly on the CNN where Thaksin was trying to frame PM Abhisit of being a murderous government with photos of a red-shirt man shot in the chest.
Mysteriously, six weeks after the CNN interview of Thaksin on April 13, 2009, the revealing video clip is no longer available on the internet. There appears to be Thaksin's interview with other minor media by other countries' media such as in French by Figaro on April 17 and by France24.com on Wednesday April 15, two days after BBC's interview which is shown in this web page at the lower most video display.
Please compare the similarity of the questions posted by BBC and France24 to Thaksin. Apart from Thaksin could show better composition of himself to French interviewers, he also showed how smart he could cheat to choose the better time later to answer the same questions he received but at the time and the how he wants to be exposed to the world.
Original article from France24 Interview on April 15, 2009 CLICK
It was obvious that the interview was a set-up scene as the French gentleman interviewer asked all the question in French and Thaksin (who does not know French) replied in English. Best of all was the body language by the interviewer who showed total boredom and disagreement with Thaksin's reply. Probably, morally it was not worth for the French guy to be hired to help the liar. Afterall, the French, (who in generally, is particular with table manners) , must have known that all the questions in hand were exploited before, like some food left overnight in somebody else's plate. Would it be good enough to consume such fabricated lies left on the table by the convicted fugitive Thaksin?
In brief, Thaksin could cheat on media in lots of ways. He can bribe reporters, editors, the news medium with regular payments or regular sponsor budgets. He can buy the whole news medium corporation like when he bought ITV and Matichon Newspaper group (which includes Kao Sod Tabloid Newspaper). The media can be directed to interview certain serious Thaksin's supporters/mouth-pieces such as Thongchai Winichakul, Thitinan Pongsudhirak etc.
Therefore, there is no doubt what happened with NY Times, The Econominst, Washington Times, Financial Times, Jonathan Head of BBC, Seth Mydans, Bangkok Post Newspaper, Nick Nostitz and Mandala web site.
If Thaksin was in power, he could either positively or negatively affect media directly and indirectly with concessions granting and air-time allocation. Moreover, he can send his people in to control the executive committee of the state-own media such as the channel 9 MCOT, channel 11 which was NBT under Jakrapop Penkiar and Newin Chidchob.
Right after the coup, for some years Thaksin has hired international advertisement agencies and major lobbyists to market himself as well as secretive web anonymous surfers in numerous languages (At least French, German even Austrian dialect) to post favourable opinions for him.
Now with his obvious support of violent rally and riots got caught by the international media, Thaksin and his cronies are campaigning hard to accuse the domestic media of being biased against him because of either business or personal conflicts, or the domestic media being self-censored under the opposition's control. Globally Thaksin secretly gets rid of damaging video clips on the internet, not to mention creating plenty more of unnatural Thaksin's supporting videos in youtube in contrast to the naturally home-made actual shots of real incidences by amateurs.
OPEN LETTER TO DAN RIVERS OF CNN
Dear Dan Rivers of CNN
CNN has been a trusted international medium for the world. As well, your ethical reporting has been continually appreciated by the audiences. Certainly, CNN collective works helped unmask Thaksin's crimes, and best on the live interview of him by CNN on April 13, 2009 which was witnessed worldwide. On top of several good questions posted to Thaksin by the lady host who got Thaksin off-guard, the video is very revealing in that Thaksin showed his vigorous attempt to frame PM Abhisit as a murderous government.
For the first week of June 2009, I have found no more link to CNN video clip of Thaksin's interview on April 13, 2009. Could Dan Rivers please tell us if CNN could have been purchased by some crook billionaire or else what is going on with the video?
I also post this message for others to help find out what is going on in http://www.antithaksin.com/BlankForm.php?Aid=0801040
**** However, if by any technical errors or because of my own falses in interpreting this incidence, I will very much solemnly apologize to the honourable and ethical CNN.****
To be continued