Philippine Inquirer condemned for publishing this off-cam video of President Duterte taking his medication
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|Then Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte suffers migraine at an event in February 2016. PTPA Dave Luchansky|
This time, PDI deliberately published a video of President Duterte while taking his medication. Duterte was in the middle of a function in Malacanang Palace when one of his aides came forward to hand him his medication. Duterte didn't leave the stage and took it right in front of the audience.
Watch it here.
Although PDI's move wasn't illegal at all, it would make you wonder where is the newsworthiness of that clip that PDI chose to publish it.
Let's make it clear, I'm not calling for a content censorship here. I'm merely trying to unmask what are the real reasons of PDI why the decided to publish that.
Is it to amplify the rumors of the President's deteriorating health? One of the black propaganda that the Yellow Zombies propagated against Duterte during the campaign period was about his health and the psychiatric evaluation used during his annulment with his first wife.
I don't wanna sound defensive, but in fairness to the President, he has been very transparent about the true state of his health. He has a broken spine due to a motorcycle accident and constantly suffers from migraine.
The Yellow Zombies hurled so many attacks versus Duterte -they even hired an American consultant to do just that- but not even one affected Duterte. An analyst tagged him as 'Teflon,' even someone who wears 'cloak of invisibility' because no attacks against Duterte worked for his opponents' favor.
PDI tried to preserve their interests by peddling Mar Roxas to Malacanang in the last election.
They've lost then, don't ever think your efforts would yield different results now.
Philippine Inquirer condemned for publishing this off-cam video of President Duterte taking his medication Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 3:46:00 PM Rating: