In a November 2018 interview with Kara Swisher, technology business journalist and co-founder of Recode, Maria Ressa admitted: “I think we’ve been forced to be activists now.” This is exactly the problem with journalism today which I laid out in my recent article, “What does Maria Ressa’s participation in New York City’s #NYE2018 festivities mean?”…Read More Maria Ressa in an interview with @karaswisher admits that journalists are now “forced to be activists”!
The latest racket to capitalise on the “assault on press freedom” outrage fad has been kicked off seeing that the Committee to Protect Journalists and First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund Announce Legal Support to Defend Fearless Journalism. And, surprise surprise… The first recipients of this newly created campaign will be Rappler, the Philippine-based…Read More Rappler recipient of “press freedom defense fund” in latest @pressfreedom fund-raising racket
The fact that the owners of the Inquirer did not pay their taxes and rent properly is enough proof that some in media think they can hold politicians by the balls and get away with it. They have played king makers for decades particularly after the administration of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Indeed, only gullible…Read More Only gullible people buy the Persecution Complex of media personalities like Maria Ressa
The editors of TIME magazine come across as lazy for choosing people in their industry as People of the Year. Someone in their meeting probably had a brain wave and said “Let’s just praise journalists this year” for doing what they are supposed to be doing – their jobs. And so Maria Ressa is one…Read More Stop the BULLSHIT around Maria Ressa’s @TIME “person of the year” title already!
The Twitter profile of @RapplerDotCom shows that it is more a cult of personality than a true news media organisation. What other news outlet banners an image of its CEO as part of its brand collateral? What Rappler should really be doing is reporting the news, not lionising its CEO who stands accused for tax…Read More Rappler is more a cult of personality than a true news organisation. Its Twitter profile proves it