If one uses Twitter to sample the general sentiment of the Filipino public, you’d think “press freedom” is top of mind for the majority of Filipinos. With the shrillness of the rhetoric of “activists” that populate social media, one would be forgiven in thinking that “press freedom” is the game-changing issue that will determine this…Read More “Press freedom” is not the Philippines’ most important issue. It really isn’t.
If I were a shareholder of “social news network” Rappler, I’d be really pissed. You hire and pay a CEO big bucks and what does she do? She gets my company into a heap of tax trouble and exposes it to a big libel case. Worst of all, she gets arrested and spends most of…Read More Maria Ressa needs to take a break from #DefendPressFreedom — because she is the CEO of Rappler!
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!
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
Yellowtards are of the belief that the numerous journalism awards won by journalist-turned-politician Jiggy Manicad are no longer valid testaments to his professional chops. “Human rights” honcho Caloy Conde, for example, believes that the “100 journalism awards [Manicad] received don’t mean shit the moment [he] misused them to support this madman [current Philippine President Rodrigo…Read More Here’s why Jiggy Manicad is an EXCEPTIONAL politician…