“He said, she said” reporting | Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility

Many reports, including GMA-7’s 24 Oras last October 3, reminded the public of Santiago’s other bizarre statements in the past which she nonchalantly retracted. Among these declarations played up by the press were claims that she would hang herself if she didn’t win in the 1992 elections and she would jump out of a plane without a parachute in 2001 if then president Joseph Estrada landed in jail. Given Senator Santiago’s habit of lying, it is amazing why media seem to readily take her statements hook, line and sinker.

Source: “He said, she said” reporting | Center for Media Freedom & Responsibility

 

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