Members of the community of cluckity Netizens that orbit the cult of personality of Maria Ressa, CEO of “social news network” Rappler are up in arms. As I write this, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are reportedly serving a warrant of arrest and taking Ressa to custody for offenses related to libel.…Read More Arrest of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is NOT an “attack on press freedom”. Not at all!
As everyone knows by now, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is on a global campaign to propagate a lie — that “press freedom” in the Philippines is under threat and that it may, possibly, be already dead. The most recent proof that Ressa is full of shit is the recently-transpired debate held between senatorial candidates in…Read More #Debate2019 proved that “press freedom” is NOT “under threat” and that Maria Ressa is a LIAR!
It’s been more than 24 hours since Eurasia Future director Adam Garrie issued a demand for an apology after Rappler and its research team produced and published a slanderous piece of “investigative journalism” against him. The Rappler “report” authored by Rapplerettes Vernise Tantuco, Wayne Manuel, Michael Bueza, Glenda Marie Castro and Gemma Mendoza alleges that…Read More Rappler continues to REFUSE to APOLOGISE amidst revelations it published false and SLANDEROUS material
An article published by Rappler alleging that Eurasia Future director Adam Garrie enjoys “links” with Russia and that these are being channeled to influence social media political chatter in the Philippines has backfired badly. The article was a piece of sophomoric “investigative journalism” by a Rappler “research team” consisting of Vernise Tantuco, Wayne Manuel, Michael…Read More STUNNED SILENCE from Rappler editor and writers following demand for APOLOGY issued by Adam Garrie!
If these Rapplerettes are going to demonise anyone because of some sort of perceived “link” to foreign agents or governments, then, perhaps, they should train their “investigative” chops on the real deal and not look too far (and stretch their imagination) beyond that of the Roman Catholic Church. Ancient texts clearly document the absolute subservience…Read More Links to Russia?? What about the Catholic Church’s links to Rome?
The photos Twitter account of the New York Times has been suspended for violation of Twitter community guidelines after publishing photos of bodies of victims of a suspected terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya. NYT East Africa bureau chief Kumiko de Freytas-Tamura has since apologised for that lapse in editorial judgement. Interestingly, publishing photos of dead…Read More @NYTphoto SUSPENDED after publishing photos of bodies following Dusit terrorist attack in Kenya
Another day, another example of dishonest journalism perpetrated by “social news network” Rappler goes on exhibit. In its latest piece of crooked “journalism” Duterte gov’t allows ‘drug war’ deaths to go unsolved, the following blurb is used as a foreword the article… The systematic delay in solving killings does not help the Duterte administration in…Read More DISHONEST Rappler “report” claims Duterte gov’t in trouble with ICC because it “allows” drug war deaths to go unsolved!
The title alone says something of the lofty pedestal upon which some “thought leaders” of the Philippine Opposition have set themselves upon. Tonyo Cruz’s piece (Some) evil was defeated published on Rappler presumes to paint a narrative of Good vs Evil with, of course, his handpicked cronies cast as the good guys. Most bizarre of…Read More Tonyo Cruz declares himself one of the “good guys” in a battle between “good” and “evil”!
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 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