Thursday 17 January 2013

Is Robert Horn accepting free luxury hotel rooms from the fascistic Thai "Democrat" Party?

I blogged about the exceedingly dodgy Time magazine Bangkok correspondent, Robert Horn, here yesterday.

Today it's come to light that Horn has not only very likely been accepting free hotel accommodation from Jirayu "Joey" Tulyanond, a close personal adviser to former Thai finance minister and Democrat Party Deputy Leader, Korn Chatikavanij, but also helping to promote a business owned by Jirayu. For the record Jirayu is also a key member of the team behind the @TeamKorn twitter account and the Team Korn English language Facebook page.

Robert Horn: Getting ready to sing to the Democrats for his supper?
Both Time magazine and the Thai based travel blog Sanook Life has a piece by Horn expressing his delight at visiting Jirayu's expensive Bangkok Treehouse boutique hotel on the outskirts of Bangkok.

Did Horn pay for his room?

Is a journalist so closely linked to the Democrat Party that he promotes their businesses fit to be considered as an authoritative, credible and objective voice on Thai politics?

Has Horn taken any other freebies from the Democrat Party?

And is this how the Democrat Party buy the loyalty of Western journalists in Thailand? Free luxury hotel rooms?

How many other Bangkok-based Western news correspondents have accepted "gifts" from the Democrat Party?

The Western media in Bangkok deserve impunity no more than anyone else.


  1. This is a very interesting topic!

  2. Undoubtedly, if ain't just hotel rooms which are provided........

  3. What about other organisations? Amnesty International for example, or has that stopped now?


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