Various local media are quick to denounce that US Ambassador to the UN’s alleged statement was FAKE that becomes a propaganda. They cited the quotes she made as per speech transcript and the Ambassador to Philippine ‘s denial that Haley did not favor President Du30. However, there was no mention that Haley herself denied it which is contrary to her stand in various media interviews. She always corrects the media spot on. In one of her interviews, she stresses the use of “common sense” while clarifying the US President’s actions on North Korea’s threats. On the local front, Bongbong Marcos directly denies the Marcos inheritance distribution publicity. Most media still give full coverage without the identity of the mastermind. If this is not a Fake, Haley’s case is also not. It’s just a matter of opinion.
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Understanding Freedom of Speech
The mainstream media’s failure to report the two sides of a story made budding journalists both online and offline to fill the gap when it comes to news dissemination. In the digital age, it is handy for social media practitioners to gauge a popular public opinion. The motivation is the support of their avid readers or subscribers. No writer is inspired to write news that nobody reads, so to speak.
Google is very strict in penalizing Fake news. However, in today’s world, it’s a number’s game. In a democracy, the majority always wins. So, if a news becomes viral, that means, that resembles the people’s sentiments. The Media who are critical of such news must look at their own actions. In most cases, they tend to create scenarios that are not true just to support their interests – just like in the Bongbong Marcos articles.
News with Verifiable Facts are not Fake
A pro-administration media is castigated for publishing an opinion on Haley’s so-called quote or misquote that favors the President regardless of its source. The website that bears almost the same name can dispute that based on the laws of their land. The fact is, the source of the quote really exists. It is also not a crime to make an opinion based on a topic regardless of where it comes from.
US-Philippine Media Situation
Haley’s intelligent comments to the media just show that the US and the Philippines have the same problem of liberal journalism. The leaders of both countries are also the unorthodox type. An effective speaker like Haley can really counter-act the ill-intentions of some journalists that may intend to mock the leadership by stressing on his unique expressions rather than the real score of his actions. The Philippines is yet to find the Filipino Haley.