The current fashion statement of Yellowtard supporters of embattled Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is to express on social media that they “stand with” Maria Ressa because they stand with “press freedom”. The trouble with that is you set yourself up for a potential problematic ideological conundrum whenever you declare loyalty to both ideas and people.…Read More The whole trouble with “standing with” Maria Ressa
The demise of Rappler will ultimately be good for the Philippines’ news media industry — because Rappler, led by its CEO Maria Ressa, is disproportionately responsible for casting the entire industry under a bad light thanks to their taste for shrill dramas. For that matter, why does Maria Ressa keep bothering the Filipino people with…Read More Maria Ressa should behave like a professional rather than like a spoilt brat when facing her tax evasion charges
One wonders why Maria Ressa gets a lot of kudos from one or the other “journalism” awards body. The way these international organisations gush about her, you’d really be led to believe that Maria Ressa really is God’s Gift to Philippine Journalism. For example, according to a certain Peter Greste who, according to his Twitter…Read More Why does Maria Ressa get the lion’s share of international “journalism” awards?
If the Yellowtard-led Philippine Opposition are building an entire campaign platform on the idea that Philippine democracy is “dying” then they are truly in big trouble. Many events have shown that this is not true. They have lied to Filipinos. They have lied to the foreign media. And they had lied to the International Criminal…Read More The idea that Philippine democracy is “dying” is DEAD
Grammatically correct but, in intent, baldly misleading. A Rappler report headlined “Senators praise judge’s ‘courage’ in junking Trillanes arrest” seemingly aims to lead its readers to believe that a majority of Philippine senators harbour favourable sentiments to the plight of their embattled colleague “senator” Antonio Trillanes. The report, however only cites the statements of two…Read More Dishonest Rappler headline misleads readers into thinking Philippine Senate supports “senator” Antonio Trillanes
MARIA RESSA’S MESS AT ABS-CBN By Justice Disclosure: I used to work in ANC. I used to watch Maria Ressa on CNN back in the days. You can imagine how happy I was when I heard that she was coming on board as a News Consultant to ABS-CBN to give our news organization the overhaul…Read More Maria Ressa’s Mess at ABS-CBN
I’ve been with ABS-CBN News for the past 17 years so I know the history of [Cheryl “Chair” Favila’s] rise to power. It started when @maria_ressa promoted Chair to take over the job Maria’s married partner @bethfrondoso vacated. Chair was different from Beth because she rubbed elbows with the anchors and upper management, while Beth…Read More “All the allegations of Gretchen Fullido on Chair and Maricar, who is Chair’s partner are true”
Nobody seems to be holding their breath waiting for the Philippines’ monopoly feminist “movement” #BabaeAko to raise a stink over embattled ABS-CBN News anchor Gretchen Fullido. Fullido recently filed sexual harassment charges against several ABS-CBN execs in a move that rocked a bastion of Opposition media propaganda. The trouble with the community of #BabaeAko “activists”…Read More Will the #BabaeAko feminist “movement” support Gretchen Fullido?
It seems Rappler “reporter” Pia Ranada is bent on not only maliciously mixing facts to skew her “news reports”. She also injects inappropriate inuendos in these. Writing about a visit to Malacanang by some Cagayan local government officials, Ranada opines… The Cagayan local chiefs enjoyed their Malacañang trip as their province was placed under Storm…Read More Rapplerette @PiaRanada editorialises maliciously in “report” on Cagayan officials’ visit to Malacanang
This, coming from a Rappler “multimedia producer” Marga Deona who tweets… whenever you feel like your job is a dud, remember that mine requires me to watch duterte (at least) thrice. first, the live broadcast. second, to scrub for soundbites for relevant/related stories. third, the final preview before publishing. You wonder, then, how someone who…Read More How can one trust the reporting of Rappler when reporters like @margadeona are already biased before the fact?