I didn’t watch the Jessica Soho interviews with the “major” Opposition presidential candidates? Why should I? The show is essentially a talk fest with a bunch of losers competing for second place. By declining the invite, Bongbong Marcos actually made a louder more resonant statement than all of his rivals combined.
More importantly, Marcos’s snub of Jessica Soho’s show further highlighted how irrelevant Big Corporate Media has become in these elections. Marcos had, after all, spent decades building his political capital without the benefit of any support — even attracting downright antagonism — not only from the country’s biggest media conglomerates but also from their cronies in Western Europe and North America. Why then would Soho and her newfound Yellowtard fans presume to be the boss of Marcos today?
Rumours are now circulating that the GMA network has lost millions as a result of advertisers backing out from ad slots for Soho’s show. This is still to be confirmed as of this writing but it seems quite plausible. Meanwhile, Marcos reportedly accepted an invitation to be interviewed by ABS-CBN’s Boy Abunda. How’s that for irony? One can imagine ABS-CBN now laughing all the way to the bank with all the ad money Marcos will be pulling in for them.
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This is effectively a reverse of roles now. Marcos could be the first Filipino politician who’s succeeded at beating Big Corporate Media at their own game. All this while the Yellowtards are left desperately trying to fashion Soho as a pambansang HR manager likening Marcos as some sort of job applicant refusing to be interviewed for the job he is bidding for. Quite presumptuous that the Yellowtards presume to be an authority on who represents the Filipino people in this episode considering their candidate Leni Robredo’s voter preference rating has consistently lagged Marcos’s by a huge margin in more than a few surveys conducted by several reputable polling firms.
The fact is, GMA and its “talent” Jessica Soho needed Bongbong Marcos more than he needed them. For that matter Robredo and the rest of the Opposition nuisance candidates needed Marcos too. Indeed, the screeching and gnashing of teeth we now spy all over social media is the sound of these bozos and their fantards crying over being deprived of a chance to share a public forum with Marcos. Sad, isn’t it?
Today’s Philippine Opposition is, indeed, a sad sight to behold as their lot have yet again proven, thanks to their behaviour today, that they need Marcos to provide substance to their vacuous rheroric. That would be even sadder than sad if it weren’t for the fact that the way the Opposition conduct themselves today is downright dishonest. Filipinos deserve better than the crooked Opposition personalities we see today and the pathetic campaigns they mount which together amount to not much more than an insult to the Filipino people.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.