Trust Rappler to remain consistent in its ongoing efforts to give Philippine “journalism” a bad name. A recent tweet issued by the Opposition “social news network” contained a “Father’s Day” greeting that discriminated against certain politicians — living and dead — who themselves are fathers.
The cartoon which was published as part of its “Hustle” section seemingly features the likenesses of (from left to right) former President Rodrigo Duterte, the late former President Ferdinand E Marcos, and current President Bongbong Marcos. To be fair, the blatant partisanism exhibited by Rappler is not surprising. What is appalling, however, is their presuming to be an authority on fatherhood.
Duterte is father to Vice President Sara Duterte, Veronica Duterte, House Representative Pablo Duterte, and Davao City Mayor Sebastian Duterte. Former President Marcos is father to President Bongbong Marcos, Senator Imee Marcos, Irene Marcos, and adopted daughter and musician Aimee Marcos. President Bongbong Marcos is father to House Representative Sandro Marcos, Joseph Simon Marcos, and William Vincent Marcos. The three men too are fathers. They may be of political camps that the editors of Rappler regard as abhorrent. But they are fathers, just the same.
“Hustle” is, according to the blurb on the site, “Rappler’s youth culture section where we give you everything from career and adulting tips to guides on your next hobby – be it sports and workouts to entertainment to binge.” Indeed, it is quite evident that being presumptuous is what this section is all about.
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