Below is the screenshot of Rappler’s tweet which says that “Infrastructure projects spark economic activity. They also tend to attract thieves.”
Here’s Rappler’s tweet…
That tweet and the accompanying Rappler article elicited an angry reaction from our favorite blogger and lawyer Atty. Nick Nañgit who minces no words in lashing at Rappler in his latest FB post.
‘Tignan ninyo kung gaano ka-g@g0 ang Rappler!‘ Atty. Nick cursed at Rappler.
Atty. Nick wrote that if you are a journalist or reporter, just tell the truth, and refrain from adding any color to your reporting.
‘Kung ikaw ay isang namamahayag o journalist, ilahad mo lang ang katotohanan, at hindi mo dapat bibigyan ng kahit anumang kulay ang iyong inilalathala.‘
Atty. Nick went on to stress that “infrastructure projects” of any government is indeed an economic kickstarter. He asked the writer of the Rappler article where did and how come there was “to attract thieves” phrase at the end of the caption, if not the writer is stupid. And what infuriated Atty. Nick even more was the writer made innuendo that the projects of the country are for the thieves? Atty. Nick decried the Rappler writer’s final touch – put the image of President Duterte in the article. He said there was a “subliminal message” intended for readers who are not critical when they think.
‘Ang mga “infrastructure projects” ng kahit anong pamahalaan ay talagang magpapasimula ng aktibidad sa ekonomiya. Saan ngayon nanggaling at bakit may karugtong pa na “to attract thieves”, kung di ba namang gunggong ang nagsulat nito at nagpapasaring ulit na ang mga proyektong ginagawa para sa bansa ay para rin sa mga magnanakaw? At tiniyak pa nilang ilagay yan sa litrato ng Pangulo. May “subliminal message” na ginagawa ito sa nagbabasa na hindi kritikal kung mag-isip.’
Atty. Nick exposed Rappler’s style – complained about no press freedom under the Duterte admin but he said it is clear that they can still freely fool readers with their news articles.
‘Tapos, hihirit ang Rappler na wala na raw itong kalayaan sa pamamahayag e ang linaw linaw na nagagawa pa nitong maggag0 sa magbabasa ng isinulat nilang balita!’
A furious Atty. Nick ended the FB post with this line, ‘Tar@nt@d0 diba?!’
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Source: Nick Nañgit – NCN Law