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Inquirer editor John Nery asks himself a simple question in his column today, Assault on press freedom? Q and A: “If the cyberlibel case [against Maria Ressa] was presumed regular, why is it an assault on press freedom?” You’d think Nery would take this opportunity to articulate a really precise answer to this question to…

Read More Inquirer editor John Nery’s (@jnery_newsstand) intelligence-insulting FAQs on Maria Ressa’s “press freedom” circus
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Maria Ressa dismisses Filipinos who challenge her claim that she is being targeted by the Duterte government by labelling them as “trolls” who are merely following “marching orders”. That’s like saying her critics are all non-humans who have nothing of any worth to say. This is the height of arrogance. It is indeed fitting that…

Read More Maria Ressa dismisses her critics as “trolls”, believes she holds a monopoly on being RIGHT!

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Dressed in black, not in their traditional yellow for some reason, the usual faces representing the usual “activism” is fired up once again. But, really, what are they on fire about? That’s the million-peso question. The sheer volume and shrillness of the noise surrounding what is essentially the vacuous notion of some sort of “attack…

Read More #DefendPressFreedom “activists” shriek “stop the attacks”. But no such “attacks” exist!
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The Associated Press today announced the deletion of a tweet posted Wednesday and implied that it was misled by statements provider by Rappler CEO Maria Ressa… The AP deleted a Wednesday tweet on journalist Maria Ressa’s arrest. It incorrectly said she was arrested for criticizing Philippine President Duterte. Authorities said she was arrested over a…

Read More Did Maria Ressa LIE to the Associated Press (@AP) regarding her arrest? #DefendPressFreedom

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Those who insist that the arrest of Maria Ressa is an “attack on press freedom” are being stupid for continuing to criticise someone you think has the power to lock you up. The fact that you are still free despite criticising him makes you look stupid as well. Ressa wasn’t arrested because she criticised Duterte.…

Read More Maria Ressa may end up behind bars thanks to a cybercrime law Noynoy Aquino signed! #DefendPressFreedom
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“Hold the line”. I find this so OA. Maria Ressa is simply not very smart. She can’t stay out of trouble. She should learn from the best. Perhaps even a “minor-minor” blogger can teach her how to kick some ass without getting sued or arrested. I don’t even know why Maria Ressa is acting so…

Read More Maria Ressa’s supporters cannot keep using #DefendPressFreedom to defend a law-breaker

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If #DefendPressFreedom was the burning national issue Maria Ressa makes it out to be, why aren’t politicians making it a cornerstone of their campaign? The fact is, it isn’t relevant because it is a non-issue. Maria Ressa was arrested for charges related to her conduct as leader of a news media organisation. Her case has…

Read More The “movement” to #DefendPressFreedom is all about Maria Ressa and not much else

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Members of the community of cluckity Netizens that orbit the cult of personality of Maria Ressa, CEO of “social news network” Rappler are up in arms. As I write this, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are reportedly serving a warrant of arrest and taking Ressa to custody for offenses related to libel.…

Read More Arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is NOT an “attack on press freedom”. Not at all!
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No exception. All politicians claim to be and promise to be honest and truthful during election campaigns. This, of course, changes when they win, but what is important is the perception of impeccable integrity they bring across in that all-important campaign leading to the elections. In that sense, the Yellowtard camp is in trouble. Their…

Read More Yellowtard #OtsoDiretso politicians cannot be trusted as long as they are silent about @PinoyAkoBlog’s LYING ways

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Perjury. This is the legal “nuke” PR personality Franco Mabanta was “saving” for last and will now be going after Yellowtard blogger Jover Laurio with according to his recent Facebook post… WHAT YOUR LAWYERS DIDN’T TELL YOU IS THAT YOU COMMITTED SEVERAL COUNTS OF PERJURY BY LYING UNDER OATH ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS. AND MY…

Read More Franco Mabanta to @PinoyAkoBlog: “I WANT YOU BEHIND BARS” for lying under oath!