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 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
The embattled CEO of Rappler continues her dramatics all the way to court to defend herself against tax evasion charges. In a recent tweet, Maria Ressa insisted that these are charges for crimes she “didn’t commit”. But, really, Ressa’s innocence or guilt on the matter of her tax evasion charges is not for anyone to…Read More Only a Philippine court can decide whether or not Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is guilty of tax evasion
A statement tweeted by Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, seems to insinuate a position her government is taking on the credibility of the Philippine government. Canada remains deeply concerned for the security and safety of @mariaressa in the #Philippines. The harassment and intimidation of journalists have no place in democracy. We call for…Read More Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland (@cafreeland) seems to be calling the Philippine government a LIAR
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
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
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!