An obviously relieved and vindicated James Deakin, a motoring journalist and blogger has taken to Facebook expressing his thoughts on the Jover Laurio brouhaha.
In case you missed it, Deakin was savagely attack by Jover Laurio on her Facebook Pinoy Ako Blog after James Deakin and Bongbong Marcos was seen hanging out in a video.
As per 8list.ph post here, Deakin and Marcos went driving around Metro Manila traffic in order to find a solution to its ever worsening traffic problem.
Architect Jun Palafox, the country’s foremost urban planner shared a ride with Deakin and Marcos on that video too but fortunately for him, he was spared by the troll attack that put Deakin in an unpleasant seat.
Moving forward, Deakin hinted that his lawyer is busy preparing for a lawsuit against Jover Laurio as payback for her role in the troll attack against his person.
Meanwhile, Deakin took a swipe at mainstream media by asking if he need to boost his FB post for it to qualify so that they (mainstream media) will pick up the Jover Laurio scandal?
Deakins recalled that when it was him who was subjected to troll attack, the mainstream media published stories back then when there was actually no story to write.
Please read James Deakins full post below.
I always knew I was the subject of a heavily funded troll attack back in Jan of 2018, but without hard proof, I just kept my mouth shut and took the heat. And boy was there plenty of it.
Thankfully I had a lot of very level-headed supporters that were savvy enough to see it for what it really was and kept on backing me, but it was still a very unpleasant ordeal with a personal cost that I just had to chalk up to experience.
Now, exactly 12 months later, after a falling out within their own camp, the truth comes out. Screenshots have been leaked. Lawsuits have been filed. And it runs pretty deep.
I know I’m just a pawn in a bigger game here, but the simple story here is: the attacks against me were sponsored, reactions were manufactured and monetized, and one “independent political blogger” who has been duping her followers for quite some time now, has finally gotten exposed for what she is—a paid hack. A shill. A fraud. A garden variety troll that is so hungry for fame and recognition that she hasn’t yet figured out that she is also being used by her high profile backers. Poor girl. She just wanted to fit in. And she did. For so long as she was doing their dirty work, of course.
But morally bankrupt bloggers aside (my lawyer can have fun with her) what I would like to know, however, is why the mainstream media—who were so quick to legitimize the troll attack by publishing stories back then when there was actually no story to write (they just rode off the artificial buzz generated by the funded attack and leaped in to get some hits) are now silent now that there is actual hard evidence, receipts and a confession that show it was all one big sham. A paid hit. A funded defamation campaign.
THIS, I would think, is ACTUAL news. Right? Or maybe I need to boost it first for it to qualify?
Screencap images shared by James Deakin.
As of this writing, Deakin’s FB post has generated quite a buzz on Facebook, garnering 5229 shares, 15, 642 reactions and more than 1,300 comments on Facebook.