Insulting bloggers.

@eileenleyva (10984)
Philippines
October 13, 2017 12:39am CST
There is a government official in my country that has spread fake news in her blog. She was summoned to a senate hearing investigating the propagation of fake news. As defense, she said she is not a journalist but a blogger. Her blogs are attacks on people who criticize our leadership for the foul mouth that he is and the thousands of killings that resulted on his war on drugs. If you are a blogger, would you feel insulted?
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• Philippines
13 Oct 17
I wonder what makes the media networks any different and were the hell is that coco dayao when you need him to answer. Oh, I know those bloggers were the target they were just lured in to be grilled It's been like since his popularity and the elite politicians and it's extensive hands doesn't want him.
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@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
The media, as far GMA7, ABS=CBN, CNN Philippines are concerned, are commendably tact. The reportage is par excellence. I cannot say the same for the other networks, because I do not tune in to the other channels. I seldom read the papers, too, because the internet comes faster. The media follow a code of ethics. Journalists profess to follow that code. Bloggers, on one hand, are all on their own. On another hand, bloggers must impose upon themselves to follow a standard that will make them responsible for their own actions.
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
@eileenleyva That is the price of freedom of speech. Thanks to the social media, some of those partially being reported by the network are being cleared by most bloggers out there. I don't even blog, I don't watch the news either ever since 2010.
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
15 Oct 17
@Letranknight2015 Hmmm, I do not watch nor listen to the despot, it is sickening. But I watch the news, looking out for signs of the Gog and the Magog. We must be prepared, for the hour is near. And it is our duty to tell everyone, because that is under the pain of severe consequences. Sigh.
@dodoazo (21403)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
I know whom you are talking about. It's her defense. I don't believe her.
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@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
I wouldn't mention her name either. I was told that mere mention of her name anywhere in the internet gives her the money she doesn't deserve. Gosh, you and I could have been rich. Ha ha. Joke lang po.
@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
14 Oct 17
I'm not a blogger but I feel insulted that my taxes are being used to pay for the propagation of fake news.
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@ilocosboy (37411)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
Of course it depends whether you like or hate the president. If you're with the president you will surely support but if you hate then you will hate him. Media is reporting their news based on their prefered angle.
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
A blog is one's personal site shared to people in the internet. Bloggers come from all walks of life. A mother who talks about rearing her children, a chef who takes extra care about his food preparation, an athlete who records his daily practice and progress, a traveler who narrates his experiences in another culture, or a writer who uploads his poetry or prose, for the goodness their passion and dedication can bring to others. When the posts are uploaded to attack or destroy another, that is not blogging.
@ilocosboy (37411)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
I think its still a blogging; you post what's on your mind, your views of what is happening in the government, you defend or criticize the current government officials if they did it in blog, its blogging (I got it from your first two paragraph.)
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
15 Oct 17
@ilocosboy what was posted was shared fake news, unverified. That is totally contradictory to a personal blog. Bloggers carefully post their own words and their own pictures about their own selves and their advocacies and passion. The government official posted works of others, putting a malicious caption that falsifies a truth,
@louievill (19709)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
Everything has gone crazy in our country nice to see you again eileen
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
Yes, thank you, louievill, it is good to be back. Mylot is a home, and I cannot stay away from home far too long. Oh wow, you said it, crazy is as crazy goes. There's a bitter pinch that I feel watching all the hullabaloo, from greedy, despicable politicians, to fame wh_res of a bloggers, to rogue cops, weeping mothers, angry students, distanced clergy, and stunned masa, where I belong. Was a spell cast on our country?
@louievill (19709)
• Philippines
14 Oct 17
@eileenleyva you said it, wonder what we have done wrong to deserve all these, we just can't stand and watch helpless while they tear apart all democratic institutions as well as check and balances that we all fought very hard for or maybe it's really our destiny, I feel so angry and frustrated. Doesn't it feel like getting raped by a madman while helpless?
@louievill (19709)
• Philippines
14 Oct 17
@eileenleyva talk about crispy expletives for breakfast and a banquet of spun lies and accusations, fake news, divisiveness, threats, killings, open violation of our constitution, jokes and shameless puppets and topped with a sprinkling of more curses while the economy continues to fail. , It simply challenges the intellect. After all I have gone through seems like this is the only time I'm thinking of giving up and leaving our country.
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
16 Oct 17
It is said that not everything you see on the internet is true. We have the ability to assess and recognize what is real and what is fake. For that government official, I like her when she is in show business but not in the government. I am a blogger but I do post things to about myself and my family but not to attack or destroy other people.
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
16 Oct 17
Discernment is probably a gift. I was shocked at sixteen million blinded and actually cast their votes to a professed killer. I was even more shocked with the ;land of the free and the home of the brave electing a trumpster for America's leadership. Of course, Russia obviously had a hand in that. The Union Soviet may have lost the cold war and gone glasnost and perestroika, but Russia now is asserting domination of the world. I blog, too, That is why I was insulted. I did exercise caution in writing the stories in my blogs/
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
16 Oct 17
@eileenleyva Well, ok. I probably do not have the complete details about this issue. Or maybe I have not been that active in blogging.
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
16 Oct 17
@neildc tkeep with the blogs, we need to write so revisionism will not happen. The fake news is just one problem. There are people who are really trying to write a different story. If we write the truth, they will not succeed.
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@studylove (2129)
• Canada
18 Oct 17
Self respect is more important for me than everything else. What is your view point on this?
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
19 Oct 17
Arsian, is there an instance when one doesn't seem to respect one's self?
@prashu228 (25504)
• India
13 Oct 17
We can't believe everything that is available on internet..
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
That is true. That is why we must make the extra effort to verify and validate. The truth is always important. When the facts are gathered and understood, we can make a sound judgment as to which is right and which is wrong.
@AkoPinay (10101)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
Anyone can blog, I blog but I avoid talking about other people because Eleanor Roosevelt called them "small minds". No, I am not insulted.
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
13 Oct 17
That actually qualifies the term blog. Blogging entails decency. Take away decency, then the writing becomes chisms or malicious mischief. But I don't quite agree with Eleanor Roosevelt. We talk about people all the time, but that does not make our minds small. Eleanor Roosevelt is referring to the rumor mongers, not the decent conversations that actually uplift the spirit.
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@vandana7 (67681)
• India
13 Oct 17
There is so much information on the net. Some is reliable, some is not. In fact, there is so much government information and media information which is also manipulated. So I have come to a conclusion. Seeing is believing. Rest is just data needing confirmation.