Ahahaha, those Inquirer “journalists” are a piece of work
First, condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc (June 28, 1941 – December 24, 2015), an icon of courage and journalistic integrity. The nation is somehow a little emptier with her passing.
This article has little to do with her, but is about the content of the paper she left behind, and about standards of journalistic integrity that I would hope she would . . . if not agree with . . . at least be sympathetic to, as it pertains to our right to have an opinion about it.
The Inquirer keeps on writing, and if they do a really bad job, bloggers must keep on blogging. We are a watch-dog of the fourth-estate, a check and a balance . . . and you, as potential commenters here, have the right to check and balance what we say, if you disagree. That’s what the comment box below the article is for.
The Inquirer ran an article on January 1st that reported on the speech Mar Roxas gave citing his accomplishments. Here’s the Inquirer headline, which fairly represents the content of the article that reports mainly that Roxas did not speak about Mamasapano.
In message, Roxas looks back but omits ‘detail’
Ahahahaha, I almost got a hernia laughing. Tears to my eyes.
That is Kafkaesque journalism at its best.
Here’s the best short description I could find of this popular term, which is much debated because Kafka meant so many things to different people. From the Urban Dictionary:
Kafkaesque: Comes from the author Franz Kafka, and refers to the style with which he wrote his books (which in his dying wish asked for to be burned). Basically it describes a nightmarish situation which most people can somehow relate to, although strongly surreal. With an ethereal, “evil”, omnipotent power floating just beyond the senses.
The writer of this article is DJ Yap. I wonder if he/she went to journalism school at UP. Mariano would want to know. I mean, Yap writes an article that mainly deals with WHAT WAS NOT SAID.
Ahahahaha. Do you see how funny this is, how frightening, how absurd, to do a news report about what you make up yourself, as a journalist, because the person you are writing about DID NOT SAY IT. A news report about nothing at all, essentially, because what Mar Roxas DID NOT TALK ABOUT was legion. He did not talk about the Bible or New York City or the turtles being poached by China or his wife Korina or the journalist’s favorite television show or Al Dub.
So the “journalist” interjects what HE thinks Roxas should have spoken to, and does a NEWS report about it. Yessirree Bob, folks, it ran in the NEWS section, not the editorial section.
Is it not scary when journalists make things up, and that is the news we receive?
It’s like voters have no need to be educated about what Roxas claims as achievements . . . .
Rather, they should know WHAT HE LEFT OUT!
Ahahahahaha . . .
I laugh at these Filipino journalism ethics. They are an national ethics because EVERY MEDIA OUTLET here does this same thing. Journalists in the Philippines create a separate reality . . . THEIR REALITY . . . and a hundred million people live in it.
Unfortunately, my tears of hilarious disbelief pass through the Kafkaesque nightmare and turn soon to a great sadness . . . .
. . . sadness that these are the ethics that define for so many what their nation is . . . or is not.
IT IS what the journalists make up.
It is NOT what is factual and TRUE.