Whistles and clappers: A revolution this is not


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Monday was the day of the Bangkok Shutdown. You may have read about it in the news. It's the latest in a series of sad events for Thailand led by a Suthep Thaugsuban, a former Democrat lawmaker who has himself previously been the subject of numerous corruption scandals. Oh and he was also indicted for […]

Hitler's disastrous shopping trip to Thailand


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These pics come from a Facebook contest run by the people behind the Thai version of the Japanese videogame War Emblem 2. From what I can gather, fans of the Facebook page had to like and share photos of dead Hitler around Thailand. Hitler (or a guy who looks like Hitler) is a character in […]

Vogue Thailand turns Naomi Campbell white(ish)


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In a country plagued by an abundance of skin-whitening products and harmful, stereotype-perpetuating advertising, this is a really stupid move by Vogue Thailand. This debacle comes a month after Naomi Campbell said this about a fashion industry she accused of being "guilty of racist acts": What we are asking for is that you are based […]

The chicken story that just runs and runs


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Much like a headless chicken, the story about a Hitler-themed restaurant in Bangkok just keeps on running, despite the fact that Daily Mail's story is, most likely, all made up, as I blogged about the other day. Heaps of journos have now picked up the story, complete with Alan Robertson's now infamous fake quote, and […]

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


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Never before has a story about fried chicken resulted in so much fail. It all started on May 28 when Andrew Spooner Tweeted this pic: Just to recap: it's a pic of a restaurant called Hitler that probably sells fried chicken. When Andrew posted the snap, the Twitterverse reacted with a somewhat modest outpouring of […]