Rappler LIES in its claim that there is “overwhelming” interest in Maria Ressa documentary

According to a tweet fielded by Rappler, there was an “overwhelming number of requests” for the much-hyped PBS “documentary” A Thousand Cuts which features none other than Rappler CEO Maria Ressa.

No details as to where or in what form these “requests” come from was provided. Were these emailed? Was there a trending hashtag on the subject? We don’t know. For that matter, a company tweeting about the popularity of a documentary on its own CEO smells a lot like a conflict of interest.

Earlier, “journalist and educator” Danilo Arao issued a different opinion observing that there was “not much interest” coming from the public for A Thousand Cuts

DOCUMENTARY QUESTION: As of 5:30 pm today (June 13), A Thousand Cuts has a little more than 100,000 views on YouTube. This documentary analyzes the state of press freedom in the Philippines using Rappler as a case study. Why is there not much interest? That is also worth asking.

It is interesting to note that, for a media organisation that supposedly champions “truth” in “journalism”, not much truth can be found in any of the “information” it issues. Small Wonder that Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa today suffer from an acute crisis of credibility.

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