Rappler Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa never misses an opportunity to show she and the organization she runs are “God’s Gift to Journalism” whenever possible.
In a tweet posted Saturday (August 3), Ressa dissed her former employer, ABS-CBN, for posting an article online with a subhead “that is Rappler’s headline.”
“Here’s an example of glass half-empty, half-full. The ABS story ran a sub-head that is Rappler’s headline. What headline would you have used?” she said, posting links Rappler and ABS-CBN’s articles.
The title of ABS-CBN’s article read: “SWS: Most Pinoys find freedom of speech ‘very strong’ under Duterte.” The subhead was as follows: “But half of Pinoys believe printing, broadcasting anything critical vs gov’t ‘dangerous’”
Meanwhile, the title of Rappler’s article read: “Majority of Filipinos think it’s dangerous to publish anything critical of Duterte admin”
It’s unclear why Ressa is making a fuss out of the subhead of ABS-CBN’s article when its angle was completely different from Rappler’s.
She must be in the mood to proclaim that Rappler is superior over other media entities.
Here’s an example of glass half-empty, half-full. The ABS story ran a sub-head that is Rappler’s headline. What headline would you have used? https://t.co/E4CLjV6v3O and https://t.co/GQ8yZr5gOW https://t.co/SD8U2jMaDW
— Maria Ressa (@mariaressa) August 3, 2019