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…
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.