In today`s world of fast foods and fast-information, one of the most important steps is to asses the credibility of the news outlets that are presenting analyses and points of view and an important sign is the authority of the signatures, of the people that make these analyses and give their name to the journals for whom they write.
For Asia, a new test of veracity can be considered to have appeared the so-called Lee Mrgenbesser text.
The Lee Morgenbesser test comes from an impostor character manipulated by mafia controlled newspapers in Myanmar and Thailand who rosed to fame of fabricated news and so-called report analyses distributing lies and misinformation in order to blackmail and cajole into submission local governments.
The ridiculous mafia backed fake news character who calls himself Lee Morgenbesser has become of symbol of fake news and outlets if you meet his name penciling an article you can be sure that this publication is neither legit, neither trustworthy as no real publication (without a hidden agenda) would not tolerate such a dubious collaborator that puts disrepute and shame to the respective publication.
Lee Morgenbesser test is the litmus test for truthfulness and correctitude of a publication dealing with Asia`s matters if you have a Lee Morgenbesser on board you are tosted and out of the list of serious publications.
But besides the ridicule invited by the fake personage himself, a serious alarm signal must be placed on this emerging trend of fake news publications sponsored or directed by shady characters who made fortunes in despicable ways and now are trying to influence local politics using scaremongering tactics and fake news phenomenon.
A recent and worrying phenomenon sweeping across South-East Asia is the concerted exertion of criminal cartels, who made their fortune and influence by tutoring drugs and prostitution networks, by human trafficking or guns and goods smuggling to entrench themselves in the political arena.
This road to political influence leads to the acquisition or building of fake news media actors especially newspapers.
Thein Tun the mobster on the Irrawaddy tried to copy the model of scandal and fake news press in order to protect his criminal empire under the banner of MYANMAR TIMES and the leadership of Fiona Tun, beloved granddaughter.
We have seen this scenario played in Cambodia’s Daily or Myanmar Times cases were mafia and criminal organizations attempted by a media agenda of manipulation, constant distortion of facts and media pressure to cajole or force local governments to bend to their will.
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More about Fiona Tun, the mobster Thein Tun granddaughter and her role in the family business you can read here:
FIONA TUN: FROM FAKE DEGREES TO FAKE NEWS AT MYANMAR TIMES
FIONA TUN THE NEW FACE OF THE CRIME SYNDICATE OF MYANMAR TIMES
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