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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

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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

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Opposition “influencers” are quick to defend Rappler CEO Maria Ressa against charges of tax evasion filed by the Philippines’ Justice Department. Dear trolls and DDS , check the definition of “alleged”. There will be a hearing. And until then the tax evasion is still a case. No decision yet. So take time to research. I…

Read More Opposition “influencers” loyal to people and credentials rather than to principles and ideas

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Oooohhh…as if calling me a “minor, minor blogger” is a valid argument. As what they say, people like Maria Ressa who resort to insults are desperate. At least I’m not the one who’s in trouble with the law. Here is Ressa’s desperation on exhibit… Hahahaha – wrong on every point, but once a propagandist, always…

Read More Desperation of Rappler CEO @MariaRessa on exhibit as she lashes out at bloggers!

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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?