The fact is, “fact-checker” Ellen Tordesillas has been a supporter and ally of Senator Antonio Trillanes for decades. She campaigned for his release when he was still in jail for his crime against the Filipino people. She also uses her website to promote his advocacies and propaganda against his enemies.
Been blogging since 2009. I distinctly remember how motivated Tordesillas was in lobbying for the release of Trillanes from prison. She believed he was just doing what was good for the Philippines in rebelling against then President Gloria Arroyo — never mind that he broke the law, damaged property, and put Filipino civilians’ lives at risk.
The fact that Ellen Tordesillas campaigned for the release of Trillanes means she has been practicing partisan politics for decades. She was using her clout as a journalist to paint Trillanes as a hero. She was instrumental in riling up the public against Arroyo then.
Indeed, Ellen Tordesillas reminds me of that movie with Nicole Kidman whose character fell in love with a criminal who was in prison. She advocated for his release just like how Tordesillas advocated for Trillanes’s release believing he was innocent. Unfortunately, he was a real criminal.