Double standards are terrible, but when they’re exposed it can be a beautiful thing. One netizen did this beautifully with a hard takedown of hypocrite Paterno Esmaquel II.
Esmaquel is a writer for the foreign-owned “media” company Rappler, which is known for tax evasion and being critics of the Duterte administration. They were vocal critics of Mocha Uson and constantly questioned her legitimacy as a communicator. What real difference did her blunders have versus the “legitimate” press? It’s pretty disgusting how they dismissed her and now want to receive special treatment for making graver, more insidious mistakes.
The thin skin of our country’s “media” is starting to show. They are so entitled to their profession that they think they can report outright lies and misinformation and still keep their jobs because they are tHe MeDiA. But what else would you expect from a man who works for Maria Ressa, the scam artist who is trying to style herself into the St. of Press Freedom to avoid facing her libel cases?