MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS TRY TO OUTDO EACH OTHER IN FINDING THE SMALLEST FAULT IN PHILIPPINES’ SEA GAMES HOSTING

MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS TRY TO OUTDO EACH OTHER IN FINDING THE SMALLEST FAULT IN PHILIPPINES’ SEA GAMES HOSTING

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Apparently, there is an unofficial sport in this year’s SEA Games. All the teams are representatives from the Philippines, specifically bored writers, and desperate news outfits, and the objective is to find the most ridiculous ways to cover the SEA Games. The catch is they can only report on flaws, which means that they’ve quickly resorted to nitpicking and even straight up making things up.

For this update on the Media Games, we cover how the CNN Philippines Sports Desk decided to make a story out of slow internet. Yes, some foreign employees complained about the slow internet here, in the Philippines, where we have the slowest internet speeds in the ASEAN Region. Thankfully, CNN was able to get online and tweet this timely update.


However, GMA News is not to be left behind – they quickly brought this breaking story to the attention of the people: There is a urinal in the female restroom in the Binan Stadium. They also reported the incredibly important update that the same bathroom indeed has dividers between bathroom stalls. The post includes a video, for readers at home who may not know what a urinal is. For the sake of clarity, a urinal is typically used by restroom users who possess male genitalia, so of course that this would be in a female restroom is beyond bizarre! Nevermind that mothers sometimes bring their male children into the restroom. Nevermind telling readers what the Binan stadium actually looks like or what games locals can expect to catch there. 


Stay tuned to Mindanation for more exciting updates and completely vital, relevant information. The SEA Games will run from November 30 to December 11. After this, we’ll be awarding our own gold medals for dumbest coverage.




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