What really irked me about this was how media handled the situation. Ever since 2pm, Gen Barias (NCRPO Chief) was requesting them to leave the Manila Penn premises. Yeah, I know they’re just doing their job. But did it ever cross their minds that they’re instrumental in these unfortunate flow of events?
You see, this whole damned drama could have ended a totally different way had those media people left the Penn already before the 3pm deadline. And that difference could have translated to no destruction of the hotel entrance/lobby by a government tank. I think the media should also be held accountable for this mess. These people (Trillanes & Co.) may not have gotten this far without the media intervention. Or better yet, what better thing we could have wished for to happen to these losers!
The media people may play an important part in history. But in this case, they are making history happen. And as such, they should be held accountable for what happened.
Photo courtesy of Robin Kuijs.
December 1, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Whoa! very strong words from deuts.
December 1, 2007 at 1:46 pm
It’s called freedom of the press just like what you are doing right here. Blame the military general incharge. Clearly he doesnt knw what he’s doing.
December 1, 2007 at 4:20 pm
Hi Cyberminer, thanks for the comment. Yeah, let’s call it the freedom of the press, just like what I’m doing here. But at least, I didn’t stand in the way when the police were trying to put a hold at their (Trillanes & Co.) illegal and nonsense activity.
December 1, 2007 at 5:07 pm
right to freedom of speech… expression.. press… but every RIGHT ends when you cross over the rights of others, as for these reporters, their right to freedom of the press ends after they neglect to follow the authorities’ order to leave the vicinity as it is the duty of the law enforcers to protect the rights of the majority to peace and order. thank you. bow.
December 8, 2007 at 3:18 am
It seems that the autor’s impression pertaining to the “losers” was only for that particular “situation”. Please consider why they were there.“They who make peaceful change impossible make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.
December 10, 2007 at 1:20 am
As Gary Kasparov said, “Don’t start a battle you can’t win”.
Also, I read this somewhere. Never stage a coup when you don’t want anybody get hurt. After all, that is the primary purpose of staging a coup.
For me, that event was just a total waste of EVERYBODY’s time!