Veteran Columnist asks: Who is funding the New York Times who keeps on attacking President Duterte in the US?

Veteran Columnist asks: Who is funding the New York Times who keeps on attacking President Duterte in the US?



Dirty politics will always play its role in the Philippines.

Sadly, what is happening now, the dirty politics is not being played in our own native shores. The opposition has found a way to attack, destroy and besmirch the administration of  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in a country that has declared itself as the “champion of democracy and human rights”.

This has been the idea of the Yellows ever since the mayor from Davao City won the presidential elections last 2016, since Duterte has the support of the masses they cannot attack him head on because the electorate will really find out and that will be a disaster in the making for the next succeeding elections.
Former Diplomat and respected Rigoberto Tiglao exposes The New York Times (photo credit to owner)

Remember the time when our very own Vice President Leni Robredo sent a videotape to a United Nations forum which depicted the country in such a bad light all because of the anti-drug war implemented by this administration?  It has spread a false data on the country’s desire to have a drug free country.

Former Diplomat and respected journalist Rigoberto Tiglao of Manila Standard in his article published today titled “Why does The New York Times hate Duterte?” he exposed the intricate, well timed , and planned attacks being done against our President by one of the biggest newspaper(media) outfit in the United States of America – The New York Times.

Tiglao says that next to the US President Donald Trump, Duterte is the second favorite whipping boy of the newspaper. A front page article was published last August 19 titled “Emaciated by Cancer and Mistaken as a Drug Addict, Filipino Dies in Detention.” It is not a product of journalistic profession but made solely to further darken and destroy the image of the Philippine president which includes the Philippines all together.

"The article, even just the title, is nothing but total media sensationalism, intended to tug at readers’ hearts to depict the Philippine government as a horrific, cruel regime killing even those dying of cancer.

When did the Filipino, a former OFW, die? August 9, or 10 days ago. Did the article report that the police claimed that the suspected drug-user was found to have two sachets of shabu? That not only the police but also the National Bureau of Investigation was undertaking its own investigation of the crime? No.

It has a purpose, which is to claim again as it has done many times already, as that article itself states in its fourth paragraph: “Mr. Duterte’s drug war has killed thousands of people, and most deaths go largely unnoticed.” It then quotes the chairman of “the group Migrante International,” which it didn’t mention is a front of the Communist Party: “Instead of punishing erring policemen, the Duterte regime just simply relocates these murderous brutes to other places, and worse, promotes some of them.”

A very good point was discussed by Tiglao, who could be the one responsible for the all out campaign who has the sole reason of toppling the Duterte administration by creating an image of him as the next ruthless dictator an evil incarnate if you will?

He gave four possible answer to this questions. Its for you to find out….

For purposes of full understanding and clarity, we have quoted in full the whole article written by Mr. Tiglao for the convenience and knowledge of our reading public.

 

Why does The New York Times hate Duterte?

 

NEXT to US President Trump who calls it a purveyor of fake news in America, our own President Duterte is inarguably The New York Times’ favorite whipping boy, its evil incarnate.

I wouldn’t have cared at all. However, despite its steep fall in credibility — and integrity — in the past decade, the NYT still has a considerable role in public opinion in the US and even worldwide. In the past year under Trump’s administration, it has all but shed its pretensions for objectivity, revealing itself as the spokesman for one faction of its ruling political elite, the Democratic Party.

Newspapers, even the biggest ones in developed countries, have withdrawn their once wide network of international correspondents, and just publish NYT articles on foreign countries, stupidly believing it still retains its journalistic competence and objectivity.

The NYT again recently demonstrated that it hasn’t let up on its campaign to vilify Duterte and the country when it had a front-page article on August 19 titled “Emaciated by Cancer and Mistaken as a Drug Addict, Filipino Dies in Detention.” The internet version even had two color photos of the funeral wake and a demonstration “against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.”


The article, even just the title, is nothing but total media sensationalism, intended to tug at readers’ hearts to depict the Philippine government as a horrific, cruel regime killing even those dying of cancer.

When did the Filipino, a former OFW, die? August 9, or 10 days ago. Did the article report that the police claimed that the suspected drug-user was found to have two sachets of shabu? That not only the police but also the National Bureau of Investigation was undertaking its own investigation of the crime? No.
At it again.

The article was clearly just another piece to bolster the NYT’s false picture of the Duterte administration as a bloody regime. Of course, it’s news, fitting only for domestic newspapers. But for the NYT to run it?

It has a purpose, which is to claim again as it has done many times already, as that article itself states in its fourth paragraph: “Mr. Duterte’s drug war has killed thousands of people, and most deaths go largely unnoticed.” It then quotes the chairman of “the group Migrante International,” which it didn’t mention is a front of the Communist Party: “Instead of punishing erring policemen, the Duterte regime just simply relocates these murderous brutes to other places, and worse, promotes some of them.”

Ten days after local newspapers had that news story, the NYT writer couldn’t even get the side of government and the police on the issue?

It is only the NYT among the thousands of newspapers abroad that published this piece of news. The NYT’s bias is obvious in that news on that drug suspect’s death while detained is really—if the claim that he wasn’t at all a drug addict nor pusher is true—a case of police brutality.

But how many cases of police brutality in the US and even in the world does the NYT ignore, especially as it’s not supposed to be a crime-and-sex tabloid like the New York Post or New York Daily News? How many of the 3,000 killed by American police from 2015 to 2017 (according to the monitoring of the Washington Post) has the NYT given such prominence as a news story.?

An article in the blog of The Lancet, the world’s most prestigious general-medicine journal, in fact claimed that police brutality has become a “global health problem,” and noted the following:

— “In 2016-17, people were killed by the police or the army for peacefully standing up for human rights in 22 countries;

— In 2017 in the US, the Washington Post reported that 748 people lost their lives at the hands of the police, 309 of them of African American ethnic background; the economic costs of police brutality estimated to be about £1.8 billion per year;

— South-Africa’s Independent Police Investigative Directorate in 2016 reported 366 civilian deaths as a result of police action, 216 in police custody, 145 cases of torture, and 31 cases of rape; and

— In the run-up to the 2016 Olympics, there were 920 killings by the police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil— an increase of 103 percent from the previous year.”

The NYT hasn’t given the same kind of space it has been giving police brutality cases here compared to those elsewhere. In fact, cases of police brutality in the Philippines account for over 90 percent of articles in the NYT on our country. There’s been nothing in the NYT articles like an objective analysis of how successful the anti-drug war has been, how the crime rate has precipitously declined, how the economy has surged in the past two years, how a bold infrastructure program has been going on, how foreign investment has surged since Duterte assumed power in mid-2016.

I asked Secretary Martin Andanar, the head of Malacañang’s communication organization, why his office had not been rebutting the NYT’s very biased and even erroneous articles. He replied: “We’ve written dozens of letters to it. Not one has been published.”

A statement in that Lancet article, however, is another indication of the success of the NYT, our local Rappler, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the New York-based Human Rights Watch in spreading very false data on the country’s anti-drug war.

The article claimed: “In the Philippines, hundreds of children have been killed in 2016-2017, and over 200,000 civilians displaced as a result of the government’s ‘war on drugs’.” Even Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th won’t make such patent lies.

I can think of several reasons why the NYT is on an all-out campaign to topple Duterte by portraying him as evil:

— A Filipino-American billionaire, a big supporter of the Yellow Cult based in New York has made it her mission in life to use the NYT to vilify Duterte. This can be done in so many ways, even simply through regular dinners with NYT editors and journalists in her huge posh Manhattan apartment, by which she regularly feeds false but horrific news about the country. An ardent supporter of the Clintons before, she has an extensive network in America’s newspaper elite.

— The NYT and the liberal establishment which it has been the spokesman of, had created the myth of the pro-US Aquinos as a godsend to the Philippines. Cory first and then her son Noynoy. Duterte is the antithesis, even the enemy of the Aquinos, whom therefore they have to topple.

— The NYT has been the mouthpiece of America’s liberal establishment which has proclaimed itself as the champion of democracy and human rights worldwide. With Duterte having been portrayed by the Yellows early in his administration as a strongman and a violator of human rights, the NYT has embraced this narrative, and has even vowed to develop it. Duterte’s distancing from the US to become closer to China has bolstered that notion. Having refused to be the US’ dummy in the South China Sea issue which is so crucial to American hegemony in Asia, it is not farfetched to think that America’s deep state has already given orders to its operative to take out Duterte.

— And lastly, we have this nauseating phenomenon of Filipinos delighting in putting the Philippines down, a not so surprising attitude in this country where nationalism has all but vanished. Case in point is this Felipe Villamor who wrote that recent article about that cancer-stricken drug suspect (and who has not written a single piece in the NYT reporting something good in the Duterte administration); one Miguel Syjuco who has lived all his life in the US, and who has contributed over a dozen opinion pieces to the NYT, all disparaging Duterte and the country; and even the local staff of wire agencies like Reuters, one of whom was even a co-awardee of the Pulitzer Prize because of his article that was based on a fraudulent study of Duterte’s anti-drug war.

“But it’s your own countrymen who have been writing all these scathing articles on Duterte and your country,” NYT editors would likely tell me, with a smirk on their faces.

How do I answer that?

 

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10 Comments

  1. I wish i could squeeze the brains out of the heads of these damned and evil fipinos who had been the source and provider of the manipulatrd and fake information and the root cause of all the chaos in this countrysince!!! I wish they all be manhunted and punished.!!!! People should and must do something!!! If the people will not do anything about all these, it simply means that we just dont give a damn that we are all manhandled by the devil's advocates??????

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  2. God knows who are the roots of all this evils,destroying their own country!!!!

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  3. Deep State, as you call it, is behind all these black propaganda against DU30. They want somebody like the BS Aquino to take over the reins of the government because the BS Aquino and the Liberal Party can so easily be manipulated to toe the US line.

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  4. God save the Philippines...when will this people realized that PRRD is saving the lives of their children,their childrens children and the next future generation? So help as LORD!

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  5. God save the Philippines from this EVIL people

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  6. Democrats are satanic party with their liberals counterpart in the philippines.Is this kind of tactics Godly?, certainly not for in the 10 ten commandments God said Thou shall not bear false witness againts youre fellow ..Thou shall not lie..Break one LAW of ten commandments and the gates of Hell will be open those who do so..I think people who are in the state of Grace can distinguished who are doing right thing.

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  7. It is the mainstream media who are paid and loyal to the satanic Liberal party in the philipines who are feeding this asshole New York times.Why dont they get their information from the official philippine govt. Media outfit..

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  8. Who is this fil am billionaire?

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  9. Search this Loida and destroy..
    The only way before it's too late

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