Broadcast media fomented the “Poleteismo” controversy
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Posted in Ethics, Media watch on 5 September 2011
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THE BROUHAHA over visual artist Mideo Cruz’ “Poleteismo”(Polytheism) was the result of deliberate sensationalism by ABS-CBN 2’s “investigative” program XXX.

By focusing on Cruz’ art installation (especially on its most controversial images) and falsely linking it to the raging and bitterly divisive reproductive health (RH) bill debate, XXX provoked outrage over Cruz’ work, resulting in the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) taking down the “Kulo” (Boil) exhibit of which it was a part.

Lynch Mobs and Rabble Rousers
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Posted in Media watch on 17 August 2011
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As the often colorful language of Filipino journalists would put it, the “XXX” episode was an “SS” story, “SS” being shorthand for masturbation.

Leviste exposed
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Posted in Media watch on 29 June 2011
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CHEERS to ABS-CBN 2’s XXX for exposing last May 18 former Batangas governor Antonio Leviste’s  trips outside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP). XXX captured exclusive videos of Leviste in front of his office-residence in Makati where he had killed his former employee Rafael de las Alas. Leviste was convicted of homicide in 2009 for killing […]



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