In case you've been hiding under a rock, foreign reporters and media have taken a lot of criticism in Thailand for the reporting of the recent Bangkok protests.
Social media sites have, perhaps unsurprisingly been the main outlet, however increasingly government ministers and others in positions of responsibility have cast doubt on the objectivity of foreign media reports.
I won't list all the links but there has been a huge amount of noise as the objectivity of media like the CNN and the BBC have come under-fire.
Public opinion is to be expected to a degree (although the personal abuse and allegations directed at CNN's Dan Rivers go over the top) but to see other journalists and senior officials joining the angry voices is somewhat disturbing. Particularly as Bangkok Pundit recently delivered this analysis suggesting much of the criticism is unfounded.
Today The Nation's cartoonist had this 'amusing' take on it all.
I find this cartoon to be inappropriate, not to mention disrespectful, of the foreign media who risked (and in a few cases lost) their lives to provide a story with greater accountability and objectivity, rather than just regurgitating what the rest of the media is saying.
Much of the revisiting of events, and uncovering of wrong doing (such as the death of an Italian photographer and shooting of unarmed protesters at Wat Patum) is reliant upon accounts and footage taken by foreign reporters. Mocking them is hardly respectful in these circumstances.
But here it is, I really think someone at The Nation should apologise for this...but I doubt anything will happen.