Take this job and Chuvit!
Today’s topic is the media’s coverage of politics. In recent days we’ve heard our presidential candidates complain about “gotcha journalism” and other press tactics.
How do politicians show their frustration? Well, Chuvit Kamolvisit, a candidate in Thailand who was irritated by tough questions in a live television interview, physically assaulted the journalist.
“I admit I did it. I couldn’t stand it when he humiliated me on air,” Chuvit later told a news conference, though I imagine it’s tough to attract reporters to a news conference after a thing like that…
WAIT JUST A MINUTE, BOB! I don’t think you’re seriously interested in media criticism at all! I think you just couldn’t resist using that guy’s name in this headline!
If you can prove that, come back with a warrant.
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Bangkok governor candidate Chuvit Kamolvisit speaks during a news conference in Bangkok, October 2, 2008. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang