Monday, October 10, 2016

Unfollowing @rapplerdotcom: On the growing irrelevance of Maria Ressa



How the mighty have fallen—Maria Ressa, former CNN bureau chief and former head of the ABS-CBN news department, has been reduced to picking fights with Mocha Uson.

Ressa’s website Rappler has been posting a series of articles against pro-Duterte netizens who lambasted the yellow media for their biased reporting.

Mocha Uson was singled out by Rappler because she’s one of the most vocal Duterte supporters, and her blog has been overtaking Ressa’s Rappler in Facebook engagements.

What a humiliating blow for Maria Ressa’s ego. A mere “sexy star” (as Rappler calls Mocha), with none of Ressa’s credentials, experience, or funding, has beaten her at her own game.

How could this happen?

As a netizen who used to read Rappler but who now prefers to read Mocha’s blog, let me offer an explanation.

I prefer getting my news from Mocha Uson because she provides the updates that none of the yellow media are reporting.

For example, it was through Mocha’s site that I found out about the great improvements Sec. Art Tugade made at the airport, and the groundbreaking steps that Sec. Rafael Mariano and Sec. Manny Pinol have taken to help Filipino farmers, like the two-year ban on land conversion and free irrigation.

I go to Mocha’s site because that’s where I can read the unfiltered sentiments and concerns of our kababayans, without the lies and distortions of the yellow media.

Obviously, I’m not the only one who feels this way, that’s why the traffic on Mocha’s site and other anti-yellow sites has been skyrocketing.

Elitist journalists want to believe only the masa read Mocha’s page, but they are gravely mistaken. Everyone is reading Mocha Uson’s blog, from security guards to CEOs. Her Facebook engagement stats are now higher than Rappler and Inquirer, so it’s not surprising that they’re openly attacking her.

Senators, congressmen, and other elected officials, you need to pay attention.

Mocha, like President Duterte, is living proof that the yellow media are becoming irrelevant.

Mocha, like President Duterte, became more popular than she ever was because she gave voice to the people and refused to kowtow to the yellow media.

Contrast this with Leni Robredo and Leila de Lima, who worked so hard to be the darlings of the yellow media and only succeeded in making people hate them more.

Sucking up to the yellow media is the new kiss of death. Be forewarned. The people and Mocha Uson are the real kingmakers now.


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58 comments:

  1. How is it possible that we have come to this stage of being branded, instead of helping the nation rise back on its feet? It pains me to read how much noise is being made just to criticize, or bring down, this government. If the people on the other side of the fence, whom you call "Yellow," would just get into the serious business of really helping this elected government, maybe they (the Yellow) would have been praised, instead of getting more hated.

    "Elected," a serious word that may no longer anything these days. In my days, respect if given to any given official, not because of his newfound position, but because respect is given to the people who gave their trust on said elected official. They are called "honorable," again not because of their newfound position, but because we respect that the people have spoken. Therefore, the respect is more on the people, and not only resides on the shoulders of the elected official.

    Pretty much like the silent majority, regardless if they voted for PDu30 or not, we continue to hope that this country will someday stand on its own feet, far from the grasp of any foreign power and/or influence. Let the poor get an improvement in life, and let ignorance be a thing of the past. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

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    1. Iyak pa more rappler

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    2. vert well said RJV.. and to rappler please be a good and fair spreading news..

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    3. Paano nga po tayo aangat kung meron naman pong mga tao dyan na hinihila ang presidente pababa? Hindi madali ang tungkulin nang isang presidente but at least may pagbabago na kumpara sa mga nagdaang administrasyon.

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    4. gusto kasi nila si leni robredo ang maging presidente para balik na ulit ang negusyo nilang shabu sa bansa natin sa pinas. . .

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    5. masaKIT UNG MALING AKALA NA POWERFUL KA, NAPAKASAKIT KUYA ROXAS

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    6. Because they think the presidency is just something they can take away and hand on a silver platter to their new patron saint, Leni.

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    7. Bias talaga Rappler!

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  2. I've unfollowed rappler ages ago before the election. Everyone should have known the difference from a journalist and the journalist with benefits.
    #myopinion

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    1. ano daw? how about yung nakapag aral pero walng utak? =)

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  3. maghuka pa kayo ng sarili niyong libingan...hahaha

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  4. Masasabi ko pakyow!!! Masa ang kakampi ni du30 TAMA NG ILANG TAONG GINAGWA NU TANGA ANG MGA TAO...LINISAN ANG KALAT..TUWID NGA ANG DAAN ANG DAMI NMNG KALAT KAYA DAPAT LINISIN PRA MKAPUNTA SA DPAT PATUTUNGUHAN..

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  5. Because you guys are bias ugly bitches all you do is complain about our new president.

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    1. tagalugin mo na lang kasi.

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    2. Bakit Teh di mo gets english nya?

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  6. Because at least 90% of the Philippine population would like to know about news that have significance on their lives!

    #biasmedia

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  8. Rappler is nothing but highfalutin words of journalism to make it look like a highly intelligible piece of garbage.

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  9. the well educated journalist was downgraded by a sex star like MOCHA....what the hek happen to your education..
    becoz u barter your intelligent pen with money...done

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  10. I don't give my time reading rappler after they have already failed expectations no more one failure in fair broadcasting leads to distrust I would rather listen to someone who tells real time honest to goodness information who doesnt play with words but reality.

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  11. Kapag naging malinis ang eleksyon, asahan nyo hindi na mananalo ang backer nyo rappler!

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  12. Yeahhh.. Personally, I don't read the CRABLLER este,Rappler pala. You will see no other than darkness. They paint it with everything in black. Walang pag asa kung baga. Talangka. Kay ,mocha, malban sa maganada na, maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw ang articles niya. Makikita mo ang liwanag,... Ayoko ng balitang galing sa KADILIMAN,. ABISACBN, GMA, RAPPLER, INQUIRER, ETC. Mocha na tayo... Hahaha.. Keep it up Ms. Gandang Mocha...

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  13. Anu ba yung RAPPLER??? rap music site ba yun? sensya na di kasi ako mahilig sa lugaw

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    1. Parang rapper ata yun..

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    2. Mga samot saring kwento nilagyan ng tonong ewan kung anong nota(sori hindi kasi ako musician)mabibilis na salitang kung minsan ay hindi maunawaan....yoooohh saka sasalitan ng isang awitin. Nagkukwento na kulang sa substance, mga bagay na kung ano lang ang nakikita iyan ang rappler mga balita ay kulang kulang at isang panig lang ang binibigyan ng pahayag(biased nga kasi) ang mga nahihikayat niya ay iyong mga katulad din ng rappler na bias....mabuti na lamang mahilig ng magresearch ang mga masa ngayon, hindi na basta basta naniniwala.

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  14. You can read back previous posts of Rappler and you will know that they are against Duterte even before he became the President. Now that he won they are trying to focus only on the negative to prove that they are right. So with the other media. They are just blinded by their own belief as if they have not seen the reality.

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  15. Haha.. desperate 'tards trying to twist things. Mocha's better at making her bj videos than being anything but biased. Mocha, stop creating these stupid paawa articles. You try so hard to stay relevant because you have a failure of a career. You're not yellow as your horde claims, but you're of a different color. You're as filthy as what you brand as yellowtard followers of Noynoying. STOP pitting Filipinos against each other because of the faction you have created. You're biased yourself with your one sided articles so you're the the real hypocrite in the Phil scene.

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    1. I will go with the hypocrite who's showing the positive things that is happening in this country than the hypocrite who keeps on pulling this country down. We are all hypocrites, let those who has no sin cast the first stone.God bless our country - a hypocrite

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    2. Stop Mocha? Who are you to say such a thing?

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  16. More and more people are now unfollowing Rappler at the rate of 5 to 6 per minute. MOCHA USON is now on top in terms of followers. Goodbye time for Rappler?

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  17. I will go with the hypocrite who's showing the positive things that is happening in this country than the hypocrite who keeps on pulling this country down. We are all hypocrites, let those who has no sin cast the first stone.God bless our country - a hypocrite

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  18. @RAPPLER, if you are reading this, I already blocked and marked you as spam on my news feed. don't mess with our President !.am i the only one? I guess not. P.S im not a troll.

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  19. I was also surprised at how Mocha Uson was singled out by Rappler. So shallow! It has really discouraged me so I am staying away from it.

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  20. a mere sexy dancer you say? at least she's real and she's telling the story in black and white.

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  21. I agree... a hypocrite you may say but who is wholeheartedly willing to cooperate with the progress and enlightening the people on what is truly happening rather than filling people's mind with nothing but trash!
    Demean her all you want but stats prove that she had beaten you all liars , hands down.
    Cheers to you Ms. Mocha Uson! More Power to you.

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  22. Kelan pa kaya mawawala sa atin ang crab mentality? Parang ayaw ng iba sa atin na umunlad ang Pilipinas

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  23. report nu lng ang page ng rappler and they will cease to exist! I AM A FILIPINO, I AM FOR CHANGE DUTERTE SA PAGBABAGO!

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  24. Pabagsak na kayo #rappler #bias #unfollowrappler
    Please unlike rappler
    UNLIKE STATUS MONITORING
    2,968,761 as of 10/10/2016 2:21pm
    2,968,685 as of 10/10/2016 2:28pm
    2,968,663 as of 10/10/2016 2:29pm
    2,968,652 as of 10/10/2016 2:30pm
    2,968,638 as of 10/10/2016 2:31pm
    2,968,596 as of 10/10/2016 2:35pm
    2,968,563 as of 10/10/2016 2:39pm
    2,968,378 as of 10/10/2016 2:51pm
    2,968,151 as of 10/10/2016 3:11pm
    2,967,462 as of 10/10/2016 4:13pm
    2,967,140 as of 10/10/2016 4:40pm
    2,966,323 as of 10/10/2016 5:55pm
    2,964,915 as of 10/10/2016 8:02pm
    2,964,876 as of 10/10/2016 8:06pm
    2,964,838 as of 10/10/2016 8:10pm

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  25. I wouldn't worry about Maria Ressa. She's smart and she's here to stay. Will Mocha? Nuff said.

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    1. I won't worry for Mocha either. Blogging is not her main bread and butter but Ressa's...it's her life

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    2. I won't worry for Mocha either. Blogging is not her main bread and butter but Ressa's...it's her life

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    3. ... and butter.

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    4. Yeah sure, Ressa is smart and will surely stay but her crediblity is gone, the end, kaput, paktay

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  26. Life can be simplier if you just unfollow rappler and listen to good vibes of mocha's blog.

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  27. every one want the truth not a report of a biased media .full of lies and deception.

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  28. every one want the truth not a report of a biased media .full of lies and deception.

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  29. I was once follower of Rappler, i get updates from their blogs regarding local and international issues. That is history now. Reading their blogs and hearing bias reporters and misleading audiences of true informations are real trash. I would rather read Mocha's blog and listen to her live videos where I get real and true informations and issues about the our country. Goodbye Rappler forever!

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  30. Ako i unlike rappler.. bias masyado.. i don't want my mind to get polluted by biased journalism.
    #unlikerapplerchallenge

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  31. Yes Rappler is one Bias and not certified media outlet here in the Philippines. they provide wrong information to innocent civilians... they better end their franchise and for their reporters it's better not to employ them to another media outlet so they get another job.

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  32. Mocha Uson is bagman for De Lima.

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  33. So that is why Rappler has resorted to featuring wedding articles and pictures in order to survive. They should change their name to Wedding Rappler.

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  34. The filipino people want truth, media is influencing people`s mind, and we are leaving in corrupt society. They don`t have dignity they used to do wrong and become normal to the society ... They believe they can do anything cut some word to become real and publish it ....

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