[ThaiDay was anything but impartial, consisting of mainly generalized anti-government articles penned by non-Thais with a few interesting features thrown in. As we have noted before, it is hard to believe the International Herald Tribune did not realize they were aligning themselves with a polarizing and partisan anti-government figure. It is interesting to see how ThaiDay characterized themselves and the end of the paper...]
Earlier: ThaiDay as rabid as Manager? -
March 3, 2006
We have noticed that ThaiDay (a supplement to the Thai version of International Herald Tribune) tends to be as rabid as its parent newspaper, the Thai-language Manager.
For instance, overstated or overblown headlines: Thaksin is doomed, say diplomats - ThaiDay, March 2, 2006
Articles that either do not really explain the situation or that downplay the real story: Apirak hopes new team will revitalize City Hall - ThaiDay, March 2, 2006
The article quotes Apirak that the reshuffle "was done because the new policy of 2006 is not focused on megaprojects but community development. Only after 11 paragraphs is there a passing single mention of corruption allegations in the BMA.
In contrast, the Post gives the reason for the reshuffle in its first paragraph: "The top-level changes were prompted by a high-profile graft row involving the e-auction of 16 city megaprojects worth 20 billion baht." ("Apirak orders revamp of BMA's operations", Bangkok Post, March 3, 2006)