The fact that #ABSCBN can still stream TV Patrol over the Net proves this is NOT about “press freedom”

This tweet proves that ABS-CBN and its apologists were misleading Filipinos into thinking that their plight was an issue of “press freedom”. Kapamilya, tutok na sa @TVPatrol! ANCLivestream: https://t.co/HOpGbwLU1WFacebook: https://t.co/RtFGFiEDCwYouTube: https://t.co/dlotrnK4qHpic.twitter.com/9Xjn4nbEAE — ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) May 7, 2020 The fact is, ABS-CBN are not, in any way, being barred from delivering their content over alternative […]

Too much media coverage is a possible reason Vico Sotto is in trouble with the DOJ

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto got in trouble with the law because of his statement reportedly allowing tricycles to continue operating in his city, which supposedly violates social distancing directives issued by the national government. Although it remains debatable whether or not Sotto violated the “Bayanihan Act”, it needs to be pointed out that he appeared […]

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According to Rappler, Duterte government “targetted” it and “certain journalists” but shows no evidence

It’s time to fact check Rappler again. In a fluff piece meant primarily to feature “vice president” Leni Robredo’s address to “a forum of local and international journalists.” Included in this “report” is this passage… The Duterte administration has targeted certain journalists and news organizations like Rappler for their critical reporting on its policies, actions, […]

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Big Corporate Media are laughing all the way to the bank thanks to the COVID-19 crisis

Trust the media? They are making a lot of money off the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to their busywork “reporting” on the crisis. But then you gotta ask: If vastly more people die from hunger than from the coronavirus, why aren’t the media kicking up a proportionate frenzy over world hunger? Well, this is because stories […]

Maria Ressa named among “most influential” by @TIME, but who or what exactly has she influenced?

As if TIME Magazine had not learned any lessons over the course of its slide to irrelevance over the last decade or so, it goes on and reportedly names Rappler CEO Maria Ressa among its “100 Women of the Year”. Time‘s “100 Women of the Year,” a list of the most influential women of the […]

Why was the Virra Mall hostage taker allowed to talk to the media??

Everyone is thankful that the hostage crisis at Virra Mall, Greenhills ended peacefully with all hostages released unharmed. What is quite disturbing is that the hostage taker, Archie Paray, was allowed by the police to give a statement to the media before he was taken away. #Greenhills Hostage-taker gives media conference outside mall. Apologies to […]

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GMA “reporter” Eduard Faraon’s blatant partisan stunt erodes his credibility as a journalist and that of GMA News

A GMA News “reporter” posting a video where he mimes messages (TikTok style) that denounce the “Martial Law Era” and presents “data” to substantiate these messages is making the rounds. Eduard Faraon has earned his 15 minutes of fame among members of the Philippine Opposition by making his partisan sentiments evident on Twitter Unbothered https://t.co/mQQojnDKIS […]

The hashtag #OUSTLENI2020 “trended” on Twitter but went unreported on mainstream media

When the Yellowtard hashtag #OustDuterte “trended” on Twitter, Mainstream Media outlets were quick to go to press. As of 9:30PM on Friday, #OustDuterte is the third trending topic in the Philippines. What are your thoughts on how the government is responding to the novel #coronavirus outbreak? pic.twitter.com/Yc6uH3dIqN — The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) January 31, 2020 […]

Rappler “curates” tweets to incite hatred for Senator Imee Marcos

Rappler has long been known for its sloppy and lazy journalism. They are the most consistent practitioners of “social media curation” as a means to harvest free content to populate their dishonest articles with. The most recent set of “curated tweets” published by Rappler is their report “‘Nakiki-angkas lang’: Imee Marcos’ presence at Angkas rally […]

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Maria Ressa has NOT responded to allegations that she LIED about her war reporting experience

It’s been several weeks since Manila Times columnist Bobi Tiglao wrote about the lies Rappler CEO Maria Ressa told about her so-called experience as a “war correspondent”. In his 13th November 2019 piece “Ressa was never a war correspondent; she just watched CNN’s video tapes”, Tiglao points out… For somebody who pontificates in detail how […]