Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has demanded media outlets verify allegations about the contamination of packed rice before publishing them to avoid undermining the credibility of Thailand's rice supply.
Ma'am, how would you react if opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva demanded that the media verify any allegations you made before publishing them_ such as your repeated insistence that you make your own decisions, rather than being a mouthpiece for the man in Dubai _ to avoid undermining the credibility of Thailand's highest elected post?
You would, I hope, point out that it's the media's job to report what was said accurately, in full and in context _ rather than to verify whether what was said was true or not. And you would be right. So, I suggest that you apply the same logic and standards to what you demand of the media.
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