Take this job and Chuvit!

October 2, 2008

chuvit-2-160.jpgToday’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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chuvit-1-300.jpgBangkok governor candidate Chuvit Kamolvisit speaks during a news conference in Bangkok, October 2, 2008.  REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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I think that everyone in media…related to someone in media…thinking about joining the media…siding with the media…or otherwise influenced by the media…deserves a punch in the nose from time to time.

C’mere Bob.

Posted by K | Report as abusive

Oof! THAT is a determined Rock, Paper, Scissors player!

That’s it, I’m sending in the pun police! Stop that man, he’s punning without a license. /lobs peanuts from her pun gun….

HA HA HA.

Gotcha!

Posted by Johna | Report as abusive

Sarah should read this, she could have punched Katie Couric in the eye for humiliating her.

Posted by Tony | Report as abusive

I can’t wait until you can manage a “Biden his time” or “Palin comparison” headline.

Those are ridiculous, John. Mind if I use them?

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive