Instead of being up in arms each time President Rodrigo Duterte criticizes sure media organizations as corrupt or biased, journalists ought to show they report the information precisely, pretty and independently, stated University of the Philippines professor Luis Teodoro.

In his April 7 column for Business World, Teodoro, who teaches journalism on the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication, stated the corruption and bias Duterte has talked about do occur within the media trade even when they’re not confined to the President’s favourite targets, ABS-CBN and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

“Because some of them do distort the facts, are too stupid or malicious to know the difference between fact and opinion, are biased for the rich and powerful, and/or barter their independence for the usual envelope, journalists have to be reminded of the need for accuracy, fairness and autonomy from time to time,” he stated.

In current weeks, Duterte has taken the ABS-CBN and the Inquirer to activity for reporting on his alleged undeclared checking account throughout the marketing campaign season.

He accused the 2 media outfits of being biased.

For Teodoro, Duterte’s newest tirades in opposition to ABS-CBN and the Inquirer ought to function a wake up name for journalists.

“[They] should heed it instead of getting on their high horse and declaring themselves perfection itself, and God’s gift to mankind,” he stated.

Source: politics.com.ph