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What Maria Ressa does NOT want the Filipino to know about Rappler and the Omidyar Network

Alexander Rubinstein and Max Blumenthal write about eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, in “How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape”. With offices in Washington, Silicon Valley, and six foreign countries, the Omidyar Network propagates the neoliberal ideology of its billionaire namesake through “impact investing” and […]

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Leni Robredo is the Philippines’ biggest gaslighter — probably suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder

I thought this was a column piece of substance considering its author is a former Secretary of Foreign Affairs. In “The social media imperative” published on the Philippine Star, Roberto Romulo writes of “trolls”… “It was these ‘warriors’ on social media who delivered the presidency to Duterte, who won with over 16.6 million votes–convincingly and […]

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Maria Ressa showed her arrogance during her interview with Stephen Sackur of HardTalk.

I finally had a chance to listen to the whole podcast of BBC journalist Stephen Sackur’s interview with Maria Ressa in his program HardTalk. Sackur did manage to ask some hard questions, which Ressa simply tried to dodge. She did not answer the questions directly. She kept insisting President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity is a product […]

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Government Politics

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim should be SUMMONED to Malacanang to explain contempt of Philippine court!

What is the meaning of this “concern” US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim expressed in a tweet he issued the other day over the guilty verdict handed down by a Philippine court on Rappler CEO Maria Ressa? Is Ambassador Kim suggesting that the United States has a legal opinion or even a say on […]

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Reuters-Oxford report ranks Rappler with Abante and Bulgar among LEAST TRUSTED news media outlets!

A report used in a piece published by a certain Yvonne Chua of the University of the Philippines showed that Rappler was among the least trusted brands in Philippine news media. The report, published by the University of Oxford and the Reuters Institute showed Rappler alongside tabloid publications Abante and Bulgar at the bottom of […]

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Rappler LIES in its claim that there is “overwhelming” interest in Maria Ressa documentary

According to a tweet fielded by Rappler, there was an “overwhelming number of requests” for the much-hyped PBS “documentary” A Thousand Cuts which features none other than Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. No details as to where or in what form these “requests” come from was provided. Were these emailed? Was there a trending hashtag on […]

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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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Health Media

DANGEROUS people like Rappler “reporter” @Natashya_G who DEMAND that the govt “earn our trust” before complying

In these times of global crisis when strong measures need to be implemented and people need to co-operate and work together with their governments to mitigate further risks to the rest of humanity, people like Rappler “reporter” Natashya Gutierrez are a dangerous lot. Calling for people to demand conditions before complying with government measures to […]

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Gagging ABS-CBN is the right thing to do. Here’s why…

The latest development surrounding Solicitor General Jose Calida’s initiative to shut down ABS-CBN is his request to the Supreme Court to issue a gag order against the Philippines’ top media network. In a very urgent motion, the government’s top counsel wanted to prohibit “parties and persons acting on their [network’s] behalf” from releasing statements surrounding […]

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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 […]