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If it bleeds, it leads? The Western media's neglect of the ongoing political unrest in Thailand seems quite conspicuous considering it's a sordid gem of a story ready-made for sensational headlines, replete with murder, political intrigue, corruption and nepotism. Yingluck's government is de facto ruled by her nefarious brother, the exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a felon on the lam who is able to still run the country, according to The New York Times, due to the wonders of Skype. Veteran journalist Tony Cartalucci succinctly captures Thaksin's track record and operational reach:

"There is no question that an accused mass murderer and convicted criminal hiding abroad from a 2-year jail sentence, multiple arrest warrants, and a long list of pending court cases, is illegally running Thailand by proxy."
Cartalucci contends that members of the Western corporate media complex have squarely placed themselves on the side of Wall Street and London's "monied elite" as opposed to performing their role as impartial informer. Upon taking office in the late 1990s Thaksin promised to act as a "matchmaker" between Western commercial interests and Thai businesses. He has been represented by America's foremost public relations and lobbying firms and has been an adviser to the omniscient Carlyle Group...

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