Where does it end? By “it” I mean the brazen, unconscionable use of a TV station to promote the twin publicity goals of Noynoy Aquino .
- To depict Noynoy Aquino as the sole salvation of the Filipino people.
- To discredit the opposition by any means possible.
The Bandila “Hot Seat” segment is ostensibly designed as a venue to know the slew of senatorial candidates better. Yeah, public service/affairs stuff.
But ABS-CBN – in this case represented by the infinitely biased Ces Orena-Drilon (rhymes with Frank Drilon) – has rendered it into a lovefest for everything yellow, and a bash-a-thon for perceived main rival Manny Villar.
Try to sit through an “interrogation” with Ces and Henry Omaga-Diaz and it’s like giving a couple of card-carrying LPs valuable airtime.
What does this pair (particularly, Ces Drilon) do?
- They ask leading questions from out of nowhere to discredit the main rival, while being friendly and accommodating to the yellows.
- They let LP candidates (like Frank Drilon) pass the 30-second time limit with nary a reminder, yet get on the case of other candidates faster than you can say “BIASED.”
Even posts purportedly from Ces’ Twitter (or, as Ted Failon puts it: “TWEETER”) accounts are full of the same bias.
One may be forgiven to ask what the heck is Ces doing interviewing Frank. They are cousins-in-law, and Ces should have, as any person of integrity, inhibited herself from the process. Or news head Maria Ressa should have yanked her from that segment.
But we live in strange times, indeed, when men of dubious character aspire to lead us, and people and corporations with vested interest show their true colors.
If Filipinos are conned in May by the yellow mafia, I wonder how many of us will be left laughing and flashing “L” signs once the reality of Noynoy the Incompetent sinks in.
Should that tragic day happen, let us remember the shameless role ABS-CBN, this hypocrite of a network, played in the deception of the masses.
I’m thinking about making my own placard with the following text: YOU ARE TO BLAME, YOU SICK ABS-CBN F*&KS. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW? YOU CAN SHOVE YOUR SELF-RIGHTEOUS NETWORK UP NOYNOY’S ASS! XOXO, Oh Noy.