Jewish Organizations of the world should have validated first the news published at Reuters news agency written by Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato – for truthfulness, accuracy and clarity before sending off hates to President Duterte of Philippines. I know that mostly of the Jews are highly educated people of the world as well as they are mostly successful businessmen.
Below is a copy of the article written by Ramon Z. Carrion, with his intention is merely to clarify the issue regarding the news story published at Reuters news agency entitled: “Philippines’ Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill million of drug addicts” written by the two Reuters reporters who happened to be Filipinos – Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato.
He said, “I am a Duterte supporter, that’s why I feel responsible to defend him because I was among those who put him in the Presidency. As I watched the entire video of the President’s “Hitler comment”, I see that, President Duterte really didn’t say anything wrong. The real culprits behind the fuss over his Hitler comment are Karen Lema, and Manuel Mogato, two Filipino reporters of the Reuters news agency, who wrote this article: “Philippines’ Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug addicts”. Lema and Mogato are Filipinos. There’s no way they could have misunderstood what Duterte really meant in his speech. I watched the video and this is what the President said:
“Hitler massacred 3 million Jews. There are 3 million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them. At least, if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have. My victims, are all criminals, to finish a problem of my country, and save the next generation.”
“If you observe correctly, President Duterte was “CONTRASTING” himself from Hitler, and, not likening himself to Hitler. He was obviously referring to past commentaries where various people, like Senator Antonio Trillanes, IV (including Noynoy Aquino) compared him to Hitler, but President Duterte’s point was, unlike Hitler (who patently killed innocent people), the people getting killed in his drug war are criminals, not innocents.”
“But Lema and Mogato deliberately misrepresented what he said by using the headline “Philippines’ Duterte likens himself to Hitler”. Just because Reuters is an international wire agency, Lema and Mogato knew that the foreign news outlets who pick up their story won’t be able to tell the difference between their headline and what Duterte actually said. The malicious intent is clear, judging from how these two even obtained quotes from representatives of Jewish organizations before publishing their articles, instead of simply reporting what the President said as is.
“This cheap, pathetic stunt is yet another example why journalism should be a regulated profession. What Lema and Mogato did is no less than a criminal act. It may even be considered a terrorist act, because the intent to sow conflict, fear, and instability is clear. If lawyers, doctors, or businessmen did what Lema and Mogato did, they would be sent to jail. But since Lema and Mogato are journalists, all they have to do is cry “Martial Law!” and they get paid off free.
“Is this right? Is this just? Is this the meaning of democracy? Are journalists allowed to commit illegal and seditious acts, just because they’re journalists? Democracy is about respecting the will of the people, not the will of journalists. Our laws should be protecting our people, not protecting journalists who deliberately endanger the welfare and stability of our country.
“Over 90% of Filipinos support President Duterte and his program of government. Are we going to let a handful of disgruntled brats who call themselves journalists subvert the will of the Filipino people? NO. These malicious and irresponsible journalists are the true enemies of democracy, and they should be punished with the full force of the law.”
Just hope that the two reporters of Reuters news agency Karen Lema and Mauel Mogato would have the time to accidentally visit this blog site and may read this item – I know that they are talented Filipinos journalists at nanatiling Filipino sa isip, sa salita at sa gawa. Pero mangyari sana bago isulat ang anumang kuwento, kunin nila ang totoong thought na binibitiwan ng Pangulong Duterte sa tuwing siya ay magsasalita. The video itself can testify what President Duterte said. And for my would-be readers and visitors, if you happened to read this piece – you may share or dissiminate it so that Filipinos, foreigners alike especially the Jews communities of the world may know, what exactly the truth is!
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