Duterte Latest News – Boycott Me – Mayor Duterte Dared Media

Duterte Latest News – Boycott Me – Mayor Duterte Dared Media


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Known for his good rapport with Davao-based journalists, Duterte has been in hot water
over statements made in press conferences with international and national media. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte seems hell-bent
on distancing himself from media – going by his latest pronouncements. Duterte’s executive assistant Bong Go said
in a text message to media on Saturday, June 4. He says if you don’t want to boycott him,
he’ll boycott you. Anyway, he’s still a mayor and President Aquino is the president. In one press conference, Duterte was asked
about media killings. The Davao mayor explained some of those killed were corrupt journalists,
earning him the ire of journalists both here and overseas. The Paris-based watchdog group Reporters Without
Borders called on journalists to boycott the controversial president-elect but media opted
to continue covering him. In his next press conference, Duterte continued
to press on media corruption, classifying journalists into 3 categories: the honest,
those with vested interests, and the corrupt “vultures”. In the first category are the crusaders “bearing
it all to the public and sometimes they hit big business.” The second are the “mouth
pieces” who protect powerful people with “press release” type of articles. The
third are “low-life” journalists who dig up dirt and demand money from the subject
of their stories in exchange for keeping quiet. Allies have come to his defense, saying the
mayor was either “misquoted” or “taken out of context”. His running mate, losing vice
presidential candidate Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, even pointed out that some media
outfits continue to show bias against Duterte. On Friday evening, Go told media that Duterte
would no longer be granting press conferences to “minimize mistakes.” Instead, announcements
and interviews would have to be coursed through state-owned PTV.

3 thoughts to “Duterte Latest News – Boycott Me – Mayor Duterte Dared Media”

  1. YES! CORRUPT ANG MEDIA SA PINAS…….. 70% …. HINGE LAGAY!!!! NAKSSSSSS NAMAN …. ANO KAYO…. AYAN MERON NA KAYO KATAPAT NGAYON……….

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