Follow-ups from The Nation

6 10 2010

The Nation is pretty sure of itself on two recent events. It says that “a red-shirt man arrested and fined Bt500 on Monday for a bomb hoax against Siriraj Hospital now faces a heavier charge: making a threat against His Majesty. Such an offence would carry a lengthy jail term if he is convicted. Police said it was common knowledge that His Majesty is receiving treatment at Siriraj Hospital.”

No evidence is produced of the significance or validity of the red shirt claim. And, it implies political motive, while none has been shown so far.

PAD slippers: Double standards again? (Posted by a reader at Prachatai)

And without a question or qualm the same report states: “Police in Ayutthaya arrested a shoe vendor for violating the state of emergency by selling flip-flops with the images of Abhisit and Suthep on each side. Shop owner Amornwal Jaroenkit said she bought 300 pairs during the red-shirt protests in May. She was charged with distributing a statement deemed detrimental to state security.”

Now everyone except the dopes at The Nation seem to understand that there is no state of emergency in Ayudhya. But we are too quick to label them dopes, Forgive us. Rather The Nation is deliberately distorting and peddling government propaganda.

The Nation seems to get like this whenever its bosses fear that opposition forces are challenging the royalist regime.



2 responses

7 10 2010
A new lese majeste case « Political Prisoners in Thailand

[…] PPT posted earlier, the political labeling is a part of a broader campaign to attack red shirts. Saying the man is a […]

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