A bucket full of fail: How the world's journos fudged Thailand fried chicken story


Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/whatcro0/public_html/wp-content/plugins/seo-automatic-links/seo-links.php on line 108

Warning: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/whatcro0/public_html/wp-content/plugins/seo-automatic-links/seo-links.php on line 318

Social media buttons:

11 thoughts on “A bucket full of fail: How the world's journos fudged Thailand fried chicken story

  1. Bangkok Post's original story is still there on their mobile site. Since then, they've published a revised version http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/358663/hitler-chicken-off-the-menu which, in time-honoured Post fashion, admits none of their own errors. The revision is as near as they ever come to publishing a correction. So much for their [cough] journo's adherence to the Thai Journalists' Association Code of Conduct:

    #2 – Provide only accurate news information and arrange to correct those found to be inaccurate.

    Still, #5 reads: Perform duties for the greatest benefit of the public and restrain from seeking self-gain and from being an instrument of any group of people. – the second part of which they breach daily, so why expect anything quaint and trivial like accuracy or accepting responsibility?

  2. That Hitler thing… I just found it on FB, tweeted it as a funny 2months back and forgot about it.

    To see it in Mail, Sun, Huff Post and god knows where else today was extraordinary.

    No idea who put them on to it and I'd not approached them nor they me before publication.

    I did send Mail some corrections today but they didn't respond. I also pointed out that they couldn't have spoken to someone in Bangkok as the restaurant was in Ubon and that I hadn't taken the photo anyway.

    Absurd but there you go.

    At least Huff Post gave my book a plug… ;-)

  3. So there was fried chicken joint that used Hitler as an icon, right?
    In Thailand there seems to be an acceptance of use of Hitler's image as a symbol of things other than hatred and bad things, right?

    I really think the rest is really just cutting teeth.

  4. In large parts of the world, in particular in Asia, Hitler is just seen as the guy who waged war on the British Empire, and as far as their perspective on history goes, that makes him a good guy. An added bonus is that he built his empire (with the de rigueur accompaniment of slavery and genocide) slap bang in the heart of Europe, instead of doing it to them, like the Brits and Yanks did.
    A simplistic and flawed view? Absolutely. But then ask anyone in the US about WW2, or indeed any other aspect of world history, and simplistic understanding of the issues would be a major step up!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *