New York Times billed the beloved Philippine President as the man who must be stopped. NYT cites some reckless, irresponsible, and baseless accusations that resulted from his drug war. Its condemnation is a proof how far a media can go destroying a popular figure for their own unfounded beliefs.
Youtube video from; Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: The New York Times’ (NYT) editorial board published a commentary focused on a Philippine lawyer’s request to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to charge the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, with mass murder and crimes against humanity for his crackdown on drug traffickers.
Just because a Filipino lawyer who is a nobody formally asked the International Criminal Court to charge the Filipino President and 11 others with mass murder and crimes against humanity over the extrajudicial killings of allegedly thousands of people in the Philippines over the past three decades, the NYT editorial has the nerve to put its anti-Du30 condemnation under the headline “Let the World Condemn Duterte.” Why so? Because he has the balls to implement the law while chasing illegal drug offenders?
NYT said that Mr. Sabio is not the first to accuse Du30 of mass killings. It alleged that the Human Rights Watch, in 2009; Amnesty International, in January; and some Filipino politicians also did the same – but it failed to verify that those bodies never conducted a physical investigation. They only based their data from media writeups that are obviously biased against the president. If the publication refers to Senator Leila de Lima who is now in prison for drug-related cases and Leni Robredo, the illegitimate Vice President of the country, then their story has no credibility at all.
Du30 as the Filipinos’ Support
It noted that the I.C.C. chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, declared last October that the court was ‘closely following’ developments in the Philippines.” In spite of this, the editorial still suggests that “the I.C.C. should promptly open a preliminary investigation into the killings.” It obviously did not understand their ow statement. However, the Filipinos are not as dumb as them. Du30 remains popular. Also, the conditions might not meet the requirements for the high court to consider the case.
Reckless, Irresponsible and Baseless
The Presidential spokesperson, Ernesto Abella called the editorial “reckless, irresponsible and baseless.” Abella said that while recognizing the newspaper’s right to state an opinion, the government has a “clear disagreement” with the editorial because it was based only Sabio’s complaint. When can these foreign media learn the protocol of responsible journalism? They must state facts from both sides and not just highlight one side for media propaganda.