Media industry congratulating itself as @TIME “persons of the year” choices prove

And traditional media leaders wonder why their industry is in decline. Part of the writing is on the wall seeing how former iconic giants like TIME Magazine are going all out congratulating their own. One of the phoney heroes this beleaguered industry is propping up is embattled Rappler CEO Maria Ressa who is included as one of several other media-related personalities as “Person of the Year”.

This is premised on the notion that there is some sort of “War on Truth” being waged all over the world. It is interesting to note that this purported “war” is one mainstream media is losing. In that light, it is understandable that today’s “heroes”, in a narrative propagated by this industry, are all journalists.

GRP writers have not shrunk from the role of challenging the dogma being upheld by mainstream media and we’ve written a disproportionate share of material that exposes the real deal behind Brand Maria Ressa. Indeed, one wonders how a media organisation like Rappler manages to routinely sidestep questions regarding the quality of its so-called “journalism”. For that matter, what news organisation even actively markets a cult of personality in their CEO as much as Rappler does?

One hopes that Filipinos are better than the timid “prayerful” idol-worshipping sheep that TIME Magazine assumes them to be in selling to them the notion that Maria Ressa is some sort of “hero”. On that, the challenge for Filipinos is to regard this title — one bestowed by a crony on the same camp in the so-called “War on Truth” — with a critical mind.

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21 Comments on “Media industry congratulating itself as @TIME “persons of the year” choices prove”

  1. Time Magazine is one of those magazines that promote Fake News. Putting Maria Reesa as the “Person of the Year” on its cover, and calling her the “embodiment of truth” is an abomination to Journalism.

    We know that Maria Reesa came from ABS CBN, the propaganda machine of the Aquino Cojuangco political axis. Placed news on her Rappler about an Islamic terrorist named: “Al Luzoni”. The news was fake news. The terrorist was a figment of imagination of Maria Reesa’s brand of Journalism.

    So, we know now, that these anti Duterte foreign media are connected to the anti Duterte liberal media in the Philippines. Time Magazine is one of these foreign propaganda media in cahoots with the Aquino Cojuangco political axis !

  2. Is this REAL?! She’s the 2018 Time Person of The Year?! And I thought that they’d choose Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX & Tesla Motors but I was wrong.

    Oh well, I will not buy that magazine & they’re promoting bias news, black propaganda & corporate greed. Man, I’d really missed Newsweek.

    1. Newsweek has returned, though.

      After finding out this nonsense, I decided to unfollow Time Magazine after I found out that they’re left-leaning schmucks.

      If Hillary Clinton won the US presidency 2 years ago, I’m 100% certain they will congratulate themselves of destroying Bernie Sanders and later on, Donald Trump. I’m glad that Trump won, because it’s a slap in the face of the media and it’s amusing.

  3. Heh. Know anybody who subscribes to the physical magazine? Visits time.com on a regular basis?
    I though so. A lot of people “like” the time magazine fb page just for show, to appear sophisticated. I reckon national geographic has more subscribers who actually read their articles.
    Besides, it’s not a Pulitzer. Her work isnt even worth a Hugo award nomination.

  4. RESSA CROOK OF THE YEAR !!!
    1. Instead of paying taxes she fights … according to Ressa taxing Rappler is press-freedom-under-threat
    2. Instead of paying taxes she squirms thru a tax hole …
    3. Ressa loves “spirit of the law” but when the ghost come a-knocking the spirit is gone … into a deep abyss of tax holes
    4. Ressa believes Rappler, like Churches and Catholic-run schools, should be exempt from taxation …

    TIME MAGAZINE rendered their verdict … Ressa is not a crook. She is just practicing former FakeNews CNN journalist another one of them.

    IF RESSA GETS AWAY WITH TAXES … THE PHILIPPINES IS DOOMED AS IF IT IS NOT DOOMED ENOUGH

  5. RESSA IS TIME MAGAZINE PERSON OF THE YEAR? Think again !!! Stop. Pause. Think.

    TIME MAGAZINE is an American magazine. FOR DECADES Time Magazine Person of the Year are whites like I. So that Time Magazine not to be accused of discrimination they have to grace their cover a person of color.

    We call it AFFIRMATIVE ACTION so minority people of lesser culture and stature would feel good about themselves.

    WE PRACTICE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN THE U.S. Filipinos who are not worthy in Ivy Schools with low SAT we put them there so we can meet the quota of minorities. THAT IS WHAT WE ARE.

    So, Filipinos, listen and listen good from an American talking to Filipinos. Do not believe in this Person-of-the-Year. THEY ARE JUST MEETING THEIR PEOPLE-OF-COLOR MINORITY QUOTA.

    HAPPY NOW? Good, now get back to political analysis. Enough Ressa-bashing already.

  6. “TIME also recognized Maria Ressa, chief executive of the Philippine news website Rappler. The country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, has been conducting a violent “drug war” that’s killed more than 12,000 in two years, according to a January estimate from Human Rights Watch. Ressa’s publication has been highly critical of Duterte’s administration, and in November she and Rappler were charged with five counts of tax fraud—charges that Ressa has said are meant to “intimidate” them.” – FORTUNE

    Let us break this down into individual bite sizes:
    1. “Ressa’s publication has been highly critical of Duterte’s administration, and in November she and Rappler were charged with five counts of tax fraud—charges that Ressa has said are meant to “intimidate” them.”
    RESSA MADE IT TO Time persons of the year because SHE IS CHARGED WITH FIVE COUNTS OF TAX FRAUD !!! If she was not charged she wouldn’t have made it to Persons of the Year !!! HAPPY NOW?

    So, in essence, Time Magazine Persons-of-the-Year main criteria is SOMEBODY HAS TO BE A CROOK TO MAKE IT TO THEIR LIST !!!!

    2. “The country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, has been conducting a violent “drug war” that’s killed more than 12,000 in two years, according to a January estimate from Human Rights Watch. Ressa’s publication has been highly critical of Duterte’s administration…”

    Ressa is critical of Duterte’s 12,000 killings. Of course, I am, too!!! My beef is, Ressa is not offering solution how to get to the top of the drug chain. She just criticized Duterte. BUT FAILED TO ANALYZE, as usual, HOW TO GET THE TOP OF THE DRUG CHAIN.

    ***WONDERFUL THING ABOUT FILIPINOS, that I still make my head spin, IS THEY CAN ANALYZE POLITICS. THEY CAN OFFER HOW TO WIN ELECTION BUT CANNOT ANALYZE HOW TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE DRUG CHAIN***

    SICK! SICK! SICK!

    How about this? Trillanes arrest warrants were published in Rappler before Trillanes was served Arrest Warrants. RAPPLER & RESSA ARE JUST STUPIFYINGLY CLUELESS. They attacked Duterte instead of attacking the process so Trillanes cannot escape !!!

    RESSA, RAPPLER and the REST OF THE FILIPINOS ARE ONLY GOOD IN POLITICS …. POLITICS! POLITICS! POLITICS! and they let crookodiles fly off the cuckoos’ nest.

    SICK! SICK! SICK!

    1. Now I get it why Ressa is afraid to offer solution to get to the top of the drug chain. She’d be questioning the violent PMA grads … PMA grads don’t take criticism lightly !!!

      MY VERDICT? Ressa should be Times Person-of-the-Year as Coward-of-the-Philippine Fake Journalism.

      And Ressa’s victims are usually her brown-skin Filipinos not the mestizo class. RACIST RESSA !!!

  7. IN MY COUNTRY our media criticize each other …. In the Philippines they are mutually protecting themselves … an attack against one is an attack against the industry. Criticizing one is a death knell of their “career” and “profession”.

    AHA! HA! HA! HA! HAR! HAR! HAR! HAR!

    1. HAR! HAR! HAR! That is extremely funny. Ressa will sue. Because Filipinos take their looks seriously. Filipinos spend half of their month’s salary just to look white and un-Filipino because being Filipino is just ugly enough !!!

      HAR! HAR! HAR!

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