That’s odd because I would have staked money on the fact that Pattaya Today is definitely not one of the dodgy Pattaya English language newspapers.
So does that mean now that I can confine three out of the five English language newspapers to the bin.
No hang on a minute….get this! The owner of Pattaya-Today.com – is er, yes you’ve guessed it – Drew Noyes (left) – the publisher of the Pattaya Times.
So I now offer my immediate apologies to the editor and staff of Pattaya Today, who over a week ago Noyes said he was planning to sue along with. (Pattaya Today’s real website is actually www.pattayatoday.net). This is how Noyes put it:
“Your friends working at Pattaya Today and Howard will also answer for their false reporting unless they clean their news and community radio websites by Monday.”
Needless to say that has not happened but last week www.pattaya-times.com ‘partner paper of the Bangkok Post’ went down for two days after owner Drew Noyes forgot to renew his internet domain name. But he never forgot to renew patayatoday.com (sic), Pattaya-today.com, sextouristapp.com, sextourismap.com, amongst 40 or so others. He some time ago relinquished his ‘officialblowjob’ site.
Looking at the list above at this link, pointed out by a reader, a psycho-analyst might say Mr. Noyes was trying to take over the world, or at least the media in Thailand, and all services offering for instance visas to the United States, business registration, tourism, entertainment etc. But I guess he’s hedging his bets.
But why would he register the domain names of his rival newspaper and for an alternative visa business to that of his friend Brian Wright of ‘MyThaiFiancee’, who specialises in providing Thai women visas to the United States and whom he inducted into the now defunct but sleaze-bag riddled Pattaya Optimists …………. and then renew them every year.
Brian Wright may not care. At the moment he is due to give evidence in his defence at the Criminal Court in Bangkok on the morning of October 1st before his case of child rape is returned to Pattaya Provincial Court.
But if I were the real publishers of Pattaya Today I might be suspicious.
Just to make sure there is no confusion over Pattayatoday.net and Pattaya-Today.com here below is a snapshot from Drew Noyes’ Pattaya-Today.com.
You can find the original version where the comments are in Thai.
This is a Google translate version. I trust it is totally inaccurate otherwise I have to pay tribute to the wonders of Google for translating something to the ‘F word’.
This week’s competition: What does it all really mean?
And here is Pattaya Today
Finally if you go to sextourismap.com you get the following famous ‘ewpwebmaster’ email for Drew Noyes.
This email was used by someone posing as Howard Miller now of Pattaya One (but then British Hon Consul in Pattaya) when writing to the Scandasia website commenting on a story I wrote about US pornographer Tony Poer.
Footnote: The newly formed Pattaya Press Association has not invited the Pattaya People Media newspaper to join. The Pattaya People owned by Dane Niels Colov describes itself as a ‘leading newspaper – first with the hot news and information about Pattaya’. However a Thai member of the Pattaya Times is on board. Could the Pattaya-Times star be in the ascendant and the Pattaya People waning?
But Neils Colov at Pattaya People is on the newspaper’s website page selling a condo at Tudor Court. Pratamnak Hill to pay for a new media complex and studio in Pattaya, while also laying off staff. He insists he will buy another condo there in the second phase!
Meanwhile here’s some Barry Upton music, a catchy little number from a Pattaya Brit by promoted by Pattaya People Media to celebrate the Olympics. Bad timing. Unfortunately the controversy over boxer Kaew Pongprayoon’s lack of a gold medal means that Mr. Upton might have to do some re-writing before he presents it live to a Thai audience as this song definitely lacks the Olympic spirit.
‘Hold up your gold and shout. Its the winning that counts.
‘You’re gonna be Mr. Nowhere in second place” …oh dear.