UNPRECEDENTED IN PHILIPPINE JOURNALISM HISTORY

New York Times takes over Philippine Daily Inquirer

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RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

THAT isn’t at all an exaggeration. It in fact happened yesterday, when the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) published as its most important article for the day—called the “banner headline”—an extremely biased New York Times (NYT) opinion piece disguised as a news story that was extremely condemnatory of President Duterte. Throwing its integrity to the winds, PDI published the piece a day after NYT had put it on its front pages: It has been degraded into a publication that publishes past articles of other publications.

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella though should have a book on modern American idioms he can quickly consult: he was embarrassingly wrong in calling it a “hack job,” which means a job so hastily done at the expense of quality or detail. Rather, the NYT piece was a well-written “hatchet job,” meaning “a fierce and malicious attack on somebody, with falsehoods mixed with truths, in order to ruin his reputation. “

The article’s title itself reveals its extreme bias: “Becoming Rodrigo Duterte, Strongman in the Philippines”. That’s patently a fake news. ‘Strongman,’ as the NYT knows, is a “political leader who rules by force and runs a totalitarian regime.” Duterte certainly isn’t a dictator, and is a duly elected President. It is stretching it too much to claim that the saliva he spews in his verbal threats means he rules by force.

PDI even screamed to get people to read the NYT’s hatchet job, by devoting nearly all of its front page (see image) on the NYT piece, so it could accommodate the biggest fonts possible for the headline and a summary of the article.


This is unprecedented in the entire history of Philippine journalism and a sad day for the Fourth Estate: A biased opinion piece written by a foreigner in a foreign newspaper, is published as the banner story by one of the mainstream newspapers in the country. To boot, the opinion piece is even entirely devoted to demonizing the nation’s President. There has been no such similar travesty done by any newspaper anywhere in the world in the modern era. Not even the Manila Chronicle or the Manila Times, owned by groups which detested Marcos so much before martial law, ever print derogatory articles against him written by the foreign press.

BECOMING THE NEW YORK TIMES: Have they run out of good writers?

Do you think the New York Times would ever publish an article, even just in its inside pages, written by a Filipino, very well written and researched, critical of President Trump?

Number 1
In a reply to my email asking him about this never-before-done headline, PDI executive editor Jose Nolasco, an old friend of mine, retorted: “The Inquirer has always strove to be different. We see what’s news that other media outfits fail to see… We set the agenda. If ever other newspapers [now]look like the Inquirer, it’s because they’ve been copying us again. That’s what has made us No 1 through all these years.”

I certainly hope that for the sake of this country, other newspapers don’t copy this latest of PDI innovations – publishing word-for-word an article so denunciatory of the Philippine President written by an foreigner in a foreign newspaper. Malacañang probably should get China’s People’s Daily to write a puff piece on Duterte which some pro-Duterte newspaper could publish as its banner story, following PDI’s new innovation.

What has become of our country, when a major player of the Fourth Estate publishes a hatchet job written by a foreigner in a foreign newspaper, even putting it as its screaming banner story? Is this simply, but shockingly, due to the PDI editors’ colonial mentality? Has nationalism in this country completely vanished?

PDI demonstrates its ignorance of the nature of a newspaper, that it is an embodiment of the nation, as the late renowned scholar Benedict Anderson explained in his most famous work, Imagined Communities.

This is the reason why our Constitution bans foreigners from owning even a single share in Philippine media, so that their views don’t capture this thing that represents the nation. Yet even just for a single day, PDI surrendered its edition to the NYT, gratis.

The PDI has over 50 reporters and writers, and has such excellent and analytical opinion writers like Randy David and Solita Monsod, as well as essayist Rosario Garcellano, the former two having written opinion columns for nearly two decades, and who obviously don’ t like Duterte.

Yet its editors weren’t confident to get these writers, Filipinos who have lived in this country their entire lives who made it their job to study its politics and society to write an article critical of Duterte? They preferred the article of the NYT writer, who spent a few days here for research, who has lived all his life and wrote his article 14,000 kilometers away?

Screaming banner story
By publishing as its screaming banner story a foreigner’s hatchet job against the President, the PDI shames us all Filipinos. I cringed while reading the newspaper: “How could PDI have the temerity to ask me and other Filipinos to read this hatchet job by a foreigner?”

It would have been a bit debatable if PDI’s banner story was one written by a very distinguished, globally respected personality, for instance former UN Secretary General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon or even Pope Francis or even former US President Obama. Or even by journalists with proven objectivity and investigative skills like Seymour Hersh (who broke the My Lai massacre story) and of course the Bob Woodward-Carl Bernstein team who brought down President Nixon.

But a hatchet job written by one Richard Paddock? Paddock may be a veteran journalist, but he certainly isn’t in the league of Ban Ki Moon, the Pope or Woodward-Bernstein. His claim to fame is that he was a member of a team nominated for—but didn’t win—the Emmy awards for a PBS report on hazardous underwater mining in the Philippines. That makes him prestigious enough to pontificate on our country?

He is not even a regular reporter of the NYT assigned to cover the Philippines or Southeast Asia, but a contributor. Paddock obviously has decided to make Duterte his target: Out of his over 30 published articles in the NYT starting last July, nearly half are on Duterte, and not a single one reporting some good that the President has done for the country. The titles of these articles themselves reveal Paddock’s bias, for example: “Chilling Tale in Duterte’s Drug War: Father and Son Killed in Police Custody” and “In Philippine Drug War, Little Help for Those Who Surrender.”

And if you are in awe of the NYT, you don’t know that it has published a lot of falsehoods in the past, which it subsequently admitted. NYT was the most prominent American newspaper claiming — very falsely as it turned out — that Iraq’s Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, in articles written by Judith Miller. Its reporter Jayson Blair was got away with plagiarizing articles for several years, portrayed in the documentary “Fragile Trust”. NYT magazine reporter Jonah Hill was found to have fabricated his reports on Africa, dramatized in a recent movie “True Story.”

Old trick
Any editor reading the NYT piece would easily detect the old trick used in hatchet jobs: point out as many pejorative, even vivid, details about the target but mix it with some truths to make the entire piece appear objective; name some sources but use anonymous sources you can invent making the most damning allegation; point out vivid shocking things about the subject; omit very important details. With the limitations of the human mind, a demonized picture of the subject will emerge.

Editorial space prevents me from showing how the NYT piece did this. Suffice it to mention the following:

NYT: “His communications director, Martin Andanar, said that Duterte had stopped using Fentanyl “way before he was elected President” last May. But a person with knowledge of his condition told The Times in September that Duterte was using the drug then.” The claim by an anonymous source on something that is so important as a President’s psychological condition is given credence? How can we be sure the NYT writer isn’t simply inventing this, as several NTY reporters had done in the past?

NYT: “Antonio Trillanes, a senator, recalled that when they met in 2015 to discuss a political alliance, Duterte only wanted to talk about people he had killed. and “how the brains were splattered all over the place … Trillanes… has another name for him: “mass murderer.” Trillanes is described as a plain senator. Isn’t it important to point out that Trillanes has had a history as a lying political assassin (against Chief Justice Corona and Vice President Binay) and was the political hitman of former President Aquino? The reference to “brains were splattered’” is an example of my point that hatchet jobs mention shocking but probably untrue details, which the human mind is wired to remember.

NYT: “Since Duterte took office last June and declared a ‘war’ on drugs, the police and unknown assassins have killed more than 3,600 people, the police say, mostly in the slums of Philippine cities. Some put the toll at more than 7,000.” Where on earth did he get that 3,600 figure, when the PNP has reported only 2,500? “Some”? That 7,000 figure was fabricated single-handedly by the anti-Duterte website Rappler, and just repeated by his critics. I have in three columns proven it conclusively false. Does the NYT writer only read anti-Duterte articles?

It is unfortunate though for Duterte’s spokesperson to claim that the NYT writer was a hack, paid to write the article. That would only make the NYT go to the writer’s defense and make him feel so righteous.

The modus operandi to get Western media to write what one wants them to write is more sophisticated, such as: befriending the writer, feeding him with lots of material, and of course, making him feel important by inviting him for dinner in the lobbyist’s posh Manhattan apartment, and talking about, in this case, how horrible Duterte is, while the most expensive wine and caviar are served.

Now who lives in New York with such resources who could have done that?

Email: tiglao.manilatimes@gmail.com
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  1. MARIANO PATALINJUG on

    Yonkers, New York
    15 April 2017

    Roberto D. Tiglao appears to be frothing in the mouth with anger over the unusual PDI move to quote verbatim and in full that recent Article in the New York Times which is far from being appreciative of Little Tyrant Rodrigo Duterte.

    If Mr.Tiglao knows what a free, independent and courageous Press is all about, he should instead have lauded what the PDI did. Why is he so aroused instead? Is that New York Times article by Mr Paddock loaded with false or unsubstantiated opinions or conclusions by the author?

    Ore is it because Mr. Tiglao is not able to suffer any criticism of his blood-thirsty idol RODRIGO DUTERTE, who since June 30 last year has inflicted a REIGN OF TERROR on the Filipino people through his speciously justified warrantless genocidal extrajudicial mass-slaughter of those SUSPECTED of being involved one way or the other in his Drug War?

    The New York Times is one of the most reputable newspapers in the United States, if not the whole world. It is a newspaper which is famous for upholding the TRUTH, no matter who gets hurt with the truth .

    I compliment the Philippine Daily Inquirer for upholding the tradition of a free, independent and courageous Press.

    MARIANO PATALINJUG
    MPatalinjug@hotmail.com

    • Obviously Mr. Patalinjug, you do not live in the Philippines or you would not have described the Philippine Daily Inquirer as the champion of free and independent press. But even in New York, the New York Times is fast becoming a tabloid that publishes false facts and biased stories. Are you a friend of Loida Lewis or have just started to suck up to her?

  2. marvyn n. benaning on

    “The Inquirer has always strove to be different. We see what’s news that other media outfits fail to see… We set the agenda. If ever other newspapers [now]look like the Inquirer, it’s because they’ve been copying us again. That’s what has made us No 1 through all these years.”

    Pareng Bobi, hindi mo ba napansin ang maling grammar ni Joey? Hindi naman niya sinagot ang tanong mo at nagperorate sa galing niya at incidentally ang pangunguna ng jaryo niya. You have to call him out on this HIndi yata pinaedit kay Mrs. Garcellano ang sagot niya.

  3. When Burgos was editor the PDI was good. But under the new management it is a premiere source of fake news !!!

  4. Inquirer placed all their eggs on the wrong candidate – Mar Roxas, and lost. They are hankering for the ‘glory days’ of Cory A that sadly (for them), will never come back. I stopped reading Inquirer in both the internet and the publication. I ignore it when I eat in McDonald’s. They’ve been producing FAKE NEWS non-stop. Yikes.

  5. Wherever the article may have originally come from, facts will remain as facts, lies will remain as lies. We should not just dismiss it as a hatchet job when it goes against our personal loyalties. Do your piece and let the readers decide who’re the paid hacks and who are not. Who lives in New York, and who lives in Manila?

  6. “Now who lives in New York with such resources who could have done that?”

    obvious ba Mater Tiglao…e di si Loida Lewis…pera-pera lang yan

    • Better find out which companies or corporation that Loida has major stakes or where she is the CEO. Advice their stock holders of the adventures she is doing. Not only it’s against the U.S. laws to intervenes with other countries but it also jeorpardize their companies.

  7. Rappler, PDI and most of the main steam media are yellow journalist. Journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration as wikipedia said.

  8. Rudi Miranda on

    Bobi Tiglao maraming salamat! TMT in; PDI/NYT out! Hope you get the Press Secretary position.

  9. I am a Duterte Supporter and not an avid fan of Inquirer. Yes NYT’s article is anti Duterte but what PDI did was Plagiarism!

    Inquirer committed plagiarism! Though both articles are anti Duterte, NYT must sue or condemn PDI for committing Plagiarism

    • What plagiarism? PDI clearly indicated in its frontpage that the article is written by Paddock and he wrote it for NYT. Next time, try being INFORMED instead of just opinionated.

  10. Mr. Tiglao you stopped one short of stating who this mysterious Yellowtard New Yorker. If you could be so kind and expose the name so I can troll this corrupt Filipino American’s a**. Bloody elitists, they think they are the only ones who has friends in high places. Let’s see how they handle propaganda if it’s their name on the line. Thanks in advance!

  11. Inquirer or PDI? Isn’t that the tabloid masquerading as a broadsheet (or broad’s shit) ?

  12. Why are you guys paying so much attention to NYT, Times, and CNN. They are only one of the many news outlet in the western world. And all these three are politically bias. I had stopped if not minimized reading them. There are more credible site from which you can get facts and not some twisted story.

    If you google a topic, it will present different news outlet. The more you pay write about this NYT, the more it will become well known. And the more you click them, the more they can earn money in advertisement.

    NYT, you need cookies enabled.

    There are more credible news outlet than CNN and NYT, and less intrusive at that too.

  13. Some foreign countries meddling the internal affairs of other country has resulted to War. We the Filipino people should know about this, so we should shout out to them and condemned their action. If we let this action to go through then we will be having political turmoil in the days to come.

  14. I recall that PDI printed in its front page a picture of PNoy being Time Magazine’s man of the year which turns out to be a photoshop hoax. It show how biased PDI is to the yellow.

  15. Elementary my dear Bobby, elementary. The biggest story in our country today is Duterte’s treatment of “Humanity”.

    • Kindergarten AL, why did your country become a narco state if your previous administration care about Humanity ?

      The cleansing he is doing is so open that is why it is criticizes. But your country did not turn into a narco state over night.

      You have the guts to lecture someone “Elementary… “, what a joke.

    • Narco state? 3 percent of the population engaged in selling and using drugs (most of them are non-violent users) and you think the country is a narco state? Gullible much?

    • Jess Lopez,

      There is already an statistics published by a foreign body that Philippines is number 2 in Amphetamine use in the world. For such a small country to be number#2, you are still saying 3%? Now, this statistics is a few years old. And since drugs problems only worsen unless the government dealt with it, who knows if that ranking went up.

      That statistics list different kind of illegals drugs and the rankings of countries on each drug use.

  16. “Tulak ng bibig, kabig ng dibdib”. I think you yourself know that it is an exagerration. Is one article enough to take over the entirety of a newspaper? Ang galing mo naman pre!

    Yes I agree it was a malicious attack but after reading it I can presume it was a well researched malicious attack. The president’s men, including yourself, should work overtime to dispute the “facts” in that article. A lot of damage has already been done locally and internationally. Good luck!!!

    • Why should the author works overtime to dispute one article? That seems to be a very stupid suggestion. If you “work overtime” to dispute every articles you disagree about, then you will become very unproductive and easily manipulated by those article.

      Damage internationally, some people in the international world are applauding that your president is doing something about drugs.

      An insignificant newspaper print something, a now you are damage internationally ?

  17. President Deterte’s campaign promise is only about “Illegal Drugs” nothing about corrupt politicians who are destabilizing/destroying the Republic of the Philippine within.
    I don’t care what EU, UN and other news paper says about the President, I care about cleaning the Legislative Branch and Judiciary Branch of the government. The Executive Branch primary job is to enforce the Law of the Philippines, sadly I see that President Duterte is bias.

    • pablo sanchez on

      only about illegal drugs? you need to get out of your old media outlet to see the changes and what is happening in the country. you seem to be wearing a blind fold or you are just a blindsided person. try to research on the legislative department’s achievement for you to realize that some good things that looks impossible last admin are now being achieve to serve needs of the public.

  18. The Daily Inquirer has no credibility at all as a newspaper. It is plainly a propaganda tool of the greedy parasites who lost their lucrative mining and government contracts under the duterte administration due to their failure to clean up their mess in the mining and other areas. Greedy bastards and traitors to the Philippines to boot.Their loyalty lies in their looted money and their green cards.

  19. President Duterte done excelent job, working 24/7 to uplift the poor citizen and make Philippines safe and free from drugs, criminality, and corruption.. we all know that opposition Liberal party, Oligarch including druglords using corrupted media specially Rappler, PDI and ABS CBN to portray the president as mad man but Filipinos know what the real story on the ground. . . Destabilization effort of LP continues through using international media especially the westeners like New York Times a no. 1 corrupted and biased news outfit.

  20. “We journalists are a bit like vultures, feasting on war, scandal and disaster. Turn on the news, and you see Syrian refugees, Volkswagen corruption, dysfunctional government. Yet that reflects a selection bias in how we report the news: We cover planes that crash, not planes that take off.”
    Nicholas Kristof

    “Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.”
    Adlai E. Stevenson

  21. The easiest solution really would be to ignore reading such sites. That would drive less traffic to them. These kind of articles are just click bait. Nobody’s stopping them anyway.

  22. Amnata Pundit on

    It is easy to understand the Inquirer if you look at it as the main propaganda organ of the yellow tribe and not as a real newspaper. The NYT is the propaganda tool of the Wall St., Israeli, Clinton/Bush, Military-Industrial Complex, US FED, CIA, Globalist gang, aka the liberal left. The Inquirer and the NYT are in the same boat, but thank God their credibility has been seriously eroded as shown by their inability to stop the victory of Duterte here and Trump over there. The times are changing, is the Manila Times ready for it?

  23. “Journalists have misquoted people for so long – and quoted them out of context that for many people like to have their words on record.”
    Jason Calacanis

  24. Another irresponsible journalism.inquirer is always been a bias paper it is well proven whats new with this.
    This should be stopped and people should fo something to protect our democracy.people should stopped patronizibg all this bias media stream.we should promote those partial and responsible.#noToIquirer#inquirerliars#ibquireryellow

  25. Do you think the New York Times would ever publish an article, even just in its inside pages, written by a Filipino, very well written and researched, critical of President Trump?

    YES, YES, YES!!! IF it is anything against POTUS TRUMP, i believe liar, fake @nytimes will publish it. That is how @nytimes hate my President Trump, and my President Duterte. The Liberals and lame MSM here in the US are just the same with the liberals & local MSM in the Philippines. The parallelism is just too much it should be acknowledged (and we should fight it).

  26. Antonio villanueva on

    Any one can spread lies against the president. Silence or even just a soft denial is enough to dispel all mudslinging , which can even boomerang to the perpetrator. Look at a certain lady commentator who was suspended by her station. You don’t have to be so angry like Mr. Tiglao.

  27. We have the right to boycott the Philippine Daily Inquirer and all of its advertisers. The more people who boycott, perhaps the more PDI will pay attention to the people of the Philippines, and not just the Yellow Party economic super elites.

  28. Q: What has become of our country, when a major player of the Fourth Estate publishes a hatchet job written by a foreigner in a foreign newspaper, even putting it as its screaming banner story? Is this simply, but shockingly, due to the PDI editors’ colonial mentality? Has nationalism in this country completely vanished?

    A: May PERA, kahit sa basurang balita!

  29. Here in America, New York Times is the #2 PRESStitute after CLINTON NEWS NETWORK (CNN). Pres. Trump calls NYT “fake news.” NYT has no credibility whatsoever in the US today….and it’s a shame NYT still does not get it….

  30. christine tan on

    Precisely, it should be a lot of money worth more than a year’s total sales that the P(i)noy New Yorker paid to Inquirer to print a “NON-NEWS” as a banner headline. BALANCED SHEET FOR USELESS VIEWS!???

  31. The president of PDI Sandy Prieto Romualdez is herself married to Imelda’s nephew. During the presidential campaign, their house along Palm Ave. in Forbes Park sported Bongbong Marcos paraphernalia. And yet PDI tries to project itself as a responsible, upstanding newspaper. Mr Tiglao, please expose the connection between Sandy and the Marcoses.

  32. Pensador de Manila on

    I am not sure on how people look at or differentiate the truth from the lies about news published to our president either or in abroad. But I am sure truth cannot be a lie or a lie can not be the truth. I believe the truth comes and true when certain reality emerges its existence in the realm of reality, so much so that no one can deny it, for it exists, perceived by the intellect through the human senses. The truth cannot be just haft truth once it emerges to the realm of reality, but it is total and full truth. Was there a partial truth about the convicted man who was thrown out of the helicopter that was claimed by DU30 himself before the public as the one who did it in Davao? Was that a half truth? What are the implications if we accept the idea about the man, who was thrown out by Du30 himself from the helicopter, was a half truth? The implications are here: that the man was not real, the news was not real, but a simple drama. The facts were these: the helicopter that carried the man was real, the man was real, the Pilot or pilots were real, DU30 is real and the man is dead because he was thrown out from the helicopter. Were they a half truth? Who can be blamed of the news? I am not siding with anyone on this issue. I am here only to clarify the meaning of truth.

  33. It is very disheartening that the Philippines’ reputation has to suffer internationally once again because of articles like the New York Times piece written by a distant observer, who I doubt keeps track of the true story on the ground in the Philippines, and the endless drama and destabilizing moves spun by the opposition party that has left the citizenry exhausted, outraged and disgusted. Given the recent ramped up successive moves by some members of the opposition Liberal Party to undermine the leadership of the Philippine president, one could be forgiven for thinking that could it be possible that the prestigious New York Times (NYT) has some connection to them. After all, why would the NYT devote so many articles attacking the reputation of the leader of a small country on the other side of the world? It couldn’t be out of concern for the welfare of its people since the president enjoys widespread popularity, except maybe from the oligarchy, drug lords, corrupt officials and other vested interests whose businesses have now been diminished. Only very recently the Philippines has suffered another international set-back from its very own Vice President who should be promoting the Philippines, but because she belongs to the opposition party, has instead presented a video to the United Nations which, though widely criticized as full of unsubstantiated/unverified information, will for sure have very detrimental impact to the Philippines. The NYT may be a big named newspaper in the U.S., but to most Filipinos who crave a nation that is drug free and peaceful, free of corruption, working toward progressive agenda that benefit the common person, the article is an irrelevant piece of tabloid reporting.

  34. Am now addictrd to your well written, well researched exposees! Keep up the good work of exposing LIARS and traitors in our midst.

  35. Duterte is on the right track. The New York Times would want him to arrest with warrants, try with appeals, release drogas on bond and have as many OJ Trials as possible because, after all. lawyers are the Times constituency. Justice is never the lawyer’s goal. Making convictions as hard as possible is what they are after. That somehow insures that the government will not abuse it’s power. Let the dead pile up in the streets in the meantime. The lawyers will get rich and the Pilipino’s will get even poorer. (if that is even possible). Duterte has to hang tough. I think he knows he will not be around for long.

  36. After the western press lost its credibility, as demonstrated by clinton’s loss, now it has sank sow low, hungrily accepting the task of spinning yarn in exchange for tidbits from the ill-gotten fruits of plunder, bled from the sufferings of a poor country.

    So how’s the wine? there’s more NYT enjoy!

  37. Lea Hetherington on

    Mr. Tiglao, indeed, it is a very shamed that some journalist sold and are still selling their souls without thinking of their descendant’s place in their community or in human history. No good name to leave behind, what a pity.

  38. Who else but Nicholas Loida Lewis who is propagating falsehood “It doesn’t have to be true, just needs to look like it” which they have been practically using since Duterte took the Presidency. There will be a day of reckoning as the majority of the people who believes the president will not take this seating down. NYT is nothing but a paid mainstream just like PDI. ALL RUBBISH AND DESERVES TO BE USE TO CLEAN DOG’S SHIT!

  39. It is very disheartening that the Philippines’ reputation has to suffer internationally once again because of articles like the New York Times piece written by a distant observer, who I doubt keeps track of the true story on the ground in the Philippines, and the endless drama and destabilizing moves spun by the opposition party that has left the citizenry exhausted, outraged and disgusted. Given the recent ramped up successive moves by some members of the opposition Liberal Party to undermine the leadership of the Philippine president, one could be forgiven for thinking that could it be possible that the prestigious New York Times (NYT) has some connection to them. After all, why would the NYT devote so many articles attacking the reputation of the leader of a small country on the other side of the world? It couldn’t be out of concern for the welfare of its people since the president enjoys widespread popularity, except maybe from the oligarchy, drug lords, corrupt officials and other vested interests whose businesses have now been diminished. Only very recently the Philippines has suffered another international set-back from its very own Vice President who should be promoting the Philippines, but because she belongs to the opposition party, has instead presented a video to the United which, though widely criticized as full of unsubstantiated/unverified information, will for sure have very detrimental impact to the Philippines. The NYT may be a big named newspaper in the U.S., but to most Filipinos who crave a nation that is drug free and peaceful, free of corruption, working toward progressive agenda that benefit the common person, the article is an irrelevant piece of tabloid reporting.

    • You are assuming that people outside will believe them. It is known in the US that NYT is bias, so only a fool will believe everything it says.

      NYT is not big name newspaper, I am not sure where you get that. People tend to read news online since you have to pay to get newspapers.

      There may news outlet in the US and NYT is just one of them and is not even a major one. They don’t have a TV channel like CNN and
      Fox News.

      BTW, people in a forum in a news outlet in UK are praising your lawmakers in standing up to EU meddling.

      Today news delivery have changed and people knew that news outlet can be bias. That was proven by the last US presidential election. People have wisen up about fake news.

  40. Daily Inquirer is composed of treacherous journalists and owners. They must answer to the Filipino people.