On Twitter, Karen Davila tweeted, “Our job is to spread truth – not unfounded conspiracies”.
Context: Davila was reacting to news report that USA Today pulled of livestream of President Trump’s press con because he alleged Presidential election was corrupt and fraudulent.
Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles remarked this Davila’s tweet is a shade of Maria Ressa’s previous statement about journalist being used to be the gatekeepers of truth.
“Our job is to spread truth – not unfounded conspiracies” https://t.co/jbqPusiUFx— Karen Davila (@iamkarendavila) November 6, 2020
“Ang kayabangan ng traditional media is what Maria Ressa always says, They used to be the gatekeepers of what is true.”
Atty. Trixie called Karen Davila “shameless”.
Atty. Trixie remarked that the power to determine the truth lies in the public, not the other way around. And people’s decision is based on facts presented before us.
“They are not by any means the people who determine the truth. That is a conclusion we must draw as individuals. TAYO ang mag decide nun. Ang desisyon natin ay dapat base sa mga facts na lumalabas.”
Atty. Trixie noted that what Karen and Maria wants is that they act as the censor.
“Ngayon gusto nina Maria SILA LANG ang magdedecide kung ano yung facts or ano yung facts na makikita natin.”
Atty. Trixie explained that the Davila’s tweet in reaction to USA Today means the same thing as what Maria said.
“Ganun din ang ibig sabihin ng reaksyon ni Karen sa USA Today (see previous post). Ani nya, “Our job is to spread truth — not unfounded conspiracies.”
Atty. Trixie can’t help but asked Karen who announced her as the gatekeeper of truth?
“Who died and made you God, Ms. Davila? Who made you the ARBITER of what is true?”
Atty. Trixie wants Karen Davila to make a categorical statement before the public will buy her statement, that journalists like her are the bearers of truth.
“Paano kami maniniwala sa inyo, samantalang namimili kayo, based on your editorial policy or your own biases, what the people hear or read?”
Atty. Trixie ended the FB rant by taking a swipe at Davila.
“Filter kayo, ‘teh?”