So bakit parang kasalanan na naman ng Marcos Administration?
This is the question posed by a certain Mark Ian in reaction to Rappler’s Maria Ressa tweet accusing PBBM and his administration has something to do with the Court of Appeals decision upholding her cybel libel conviction two years ago. [PNA]
Mark Ian argued that the Court of Appeals decision did not diminish the ability of journalists to hold power to account. He reminded Maria Ressa she was convicted of cyber libel. And speaking of cyber libel, Mark Ian said Maria Ressa’s conviction is a timely reminder to journalist to verify facts before posting anything. Mark Ian figured that Maria Ressa’s article against a private citizen must have been a huge lie and damaging to the plaintiff, enough for the court to uphold its decision.
Mark Ian told Maria Ressa to quit using the “press freedom” alibi. Freedom, he said, comes with responsibility.
At this juncture, Mark Ian asked Maria Ressa how is it the Marcos administration’s fault when it private citizen who filed the cyber libel case against her? On allegation the Marcos admin harass and intimidate journalists? Mark Ian can only laugh at the allegation of harassment when when the Marcos family has been at the receiving end of their black propaganda. Did the Marcos family even harass them by filing cases? No, Mark Ian answered his own question.
You may now read Mark Ian’s original FB post below.
The decision did not weaken the ability of journalists to hold power to account. Cyberlibel ang kaso mo, which ultimately reminds us, especially our journalists, to verify facts before posting anything for the public to see. Your article against a certain individual must have been so untrue, defamatory, and damaging to the plaintiff, enough for the RTC to uphold its decision.
So, enough with that “press freedom” alibi. Press freedom comes with responsibility..
Muli, paanong naging kasalanan na naman ng Marcos administration ganung isang pribadong mamamayan naman ang kumaso sayo? Harass and intimidate journalists? Lol, ilang dekada niyo ng sinisiraan ang Pamilyang Marcos, pinatigil ba nila kayo? Ikinaso?.. Hindi.
Tanga nalang talaga ang maniniwala sa inyo.
Source: Mark Ian