A reporter from the Philippine Inquirer decided to speak up and attacked the people/social media about the #LeniLeaks scandal on Saturday, January 7, 2017.from Facebook account of Dr. Contreras and Jaymee Gamil
Jaymee Gamil posted on her and the reason why mainstream media stay mum on the issue about #LeniLeaks.
"This is why bullshit like LeniLeaks won't prosper. Because online intrigue don't translate well to formal complaints in official fora. Don't agree? Then go ahead and try filing a legal complaint (for treason, was it?) based on supposed screenshots of a defunct Yahoo!Group, captured and circulated on Facebook by someone in Europe. 😂 If you do that, I promise you the Philippine media will cover that, too. Like it did this story," she wrote.
She even shared a secret of what she called "pro reporter" like her, that they just needed someone who can call a press conference about the allegations so that mainstream media can cover the issue.
"Pro-tip: Don't the media into covering you. If you're not ready to file a complaint, try calling a press conference for your allegations. Most of the time, we just need talking heads. Actual people, not online or distant phantoms, willing to take responsibility for their statements."
On the other hand, Dr. Antonio Contreras, a Political Science professor of University slammed the reporter on his Facebook account.
Read his the full post of Dr. Contreras below:
"Oh, so traditional media still need talking heads?
"To traditional media, if you don't think social media people are legit sources of news, then you are still living in the darkof journalism. Kaya kayo pinapakain ng alikabok sa .
"Anong klaseng school ng journalism pinag-aralan ninyo? Hindi ba dahil may inilabas si Sass at si Thinking Pinoy, hindi ba trabaho ninyo ang hanapin sila, kapanayamin, para sa istorya.
"Taena, e yung mga namamatay sa tokhang hindi naman yan nagpapainterview. Yung mga nagagahasa ng adik, hindi naman nagpapapress-conference ang pamilya niyan. Pero dahi , kahit saan lupalop pa ng mundo hinahanap ninyo maka-exclusive lang kayo. At ang gaganda pa ng mga kuha ninyong pictures. Pang-award.
"Kaya kayo napag-iiwanan. Masyado kayong so full of yourselves. Hinahabol ninyo dapat ang balita, at hindi angbalita ang humahabol sa inyo.
"Katamaran yang ginagawa ninyo. O baka naman nasanay na kayo na yung mga PR ng mga pulitiko ang lumalapit sa inyo na may dalang pamasko o pondo."