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Open letter laments Pres. Duterte is a victim of bad journalism; says Duterte’s statement taken out of context

A post lamenting that President Duterte is going to be the biggest victim of bad journalism has been making the rounds online.

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In a Facebook post shared 1354 times as of Thursday morning, blogger Jem Birkner lamented how most journalists focus on the statements of the President-elect that produce good sound bites on TV and print media, rather than writing about his policy statements that has an uplifting and unifying effect on the nation.

To quote blogger Jim Bikner, “President Duterte is going to be the biggest victim of bad journalism, I rest my case. Instead of writing articles and using media platforms which will unite the Nation, cheap writers choose this specific topic which was taken out of context. Watch the video and find the word or thought that “Endorses Media / Journalist Killing” or him “Condoning Media / Journalist Killing”… He stated what and how things are happening now.

However, the blogger writer clarified that she does not condone extra judicial Killings of any kind, summary or mass killings becuase she believes in due process too.

That being said, the blogger writer tells the journalists to assess what kind of person our President is. Let me quote her and read, “he’s a realist and he’ll say things as is, not to sugar coat, but to expose truths that will sting because it’s happening everywhere.”

Furthermore, she reminds journalists that the people do not elect leaders to feel good, but leaders who are problem solvers, not pious persons like a Pope.

We do not elect leaders to feel good. They’re there to present pressing national problems and find ways to address it. If you’re looking for a Pope, go to Vatican.

Please read the full text below for more details.

President Duterte is going to be the biggest victim of bad journalism, I rest my case.

Instead of writing articles and using media platforms which will unite the Nation, cheap writers choose this specific topic which was taken out of context. Watch the video and find the word or thought that “Endorses Media / Journalist Killing” or him “Condoning Media / Journalist Killing”… He stated what and how things are happening now.

Let me personally state I do not support extra judicial
Killings of any kind, summary or mass killings I believe in due process too.

But let’s assess what kind of person our President is, he’s a realist and he’ll say things as is, not to sugar coat but to expose truths that will sting because it’s happening everywhere.

We do not elect leaders to feel good. They’re there to present pressing national problems and find ways to address it. If you’re looking for a Pope, go to Vatican.

But because not many listen and comprehend full videos now a days, I have cut the clip regarding headlines being published today by the Mainstream Media. I refuse to believe headlines and articles anymore.

Today has just been a classic case of people believing hearsay & scrolling through headlines, as usual. With the attention span of people like birds, I’m not surprised how it’s been handled online and on television.

Although, keep discussing about it until the standard of journalism get’s better. And if you know someone who accepts bribes for articles, expose them.

Duterte is not the media’s favorite person – I can see why, his broken statements seem to give them a hard time to write any “juicy” story, so they make stuff up instead. So at this point, the people themselves need to dissect further.

My UP Diliman professors were right, a lot of the problems stem from journalists who write notes too fast just to write the story rather than LISTENING before writing – and of course, there are people who read sensationalized articles and react like as if they were proven right..

NEVER BELIEVE HEARSAY, always listen to FULL STATEMENTS.

The discussion was a very specific case (JUN PALA), and the example cited was very specific to why these killings happen today, a practice that has to be controlled by the Duterte Administration. It was never ENDORSED or CONDONED.

Where in the video do you hear that he condones such an action? But he cites that it’s a reality TODAY and WHY it happened to certain journalists. It’s called premise, my friends.

It’s a DISCUSSION ABOUT A SPECIFIC TOPIC, not a GENERAL action he has and will condone(s). What a circus.

In case you don’t know who Jun Pala is, eto.. Click link here Jun Pala Case

Any thoughts on this? Please feel free to comment.

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