Netizen Dan Jimenez posted a special report made by authors hiding in pseudonym ‘Dimasalang’, ‘Mulawin’ and ‘Judea’ on how the Filipino journalist and foreign correspondents allegedly earned money by making up stories to discredit the war on drugs of the current administration.
According to the unpublished book written by an unnamed reporter from Reuters, payment inside fat envoloes were delivered to the journalists who wrote the most discrediting stories about President Rodrigo Duterte.
Media outlets who picked up the discrediting stories with unsubstantiated claims allegedly received $50,000 (PHP 2,500,000) from the people who funded the destabilization against President Duterte.
A whistleblower journalist who claimed that he cannot live with the lies and deceit anymore revealed some of the informations about the alleged payments received by media outlets to discredit the current administration.
Unnamed source also said that the people who funded the discrediting stories about President Duterte’s War On Drugs are likely the people who will benefitted by the failure of the current administration.
He also revealed the news organizations,allegedly involved in the orchestrated move to discredit the war on drugs of President Duterte.
The source cited four international media companies and two media companies based in the Philippines these are the list:
Time Magazine (International)
The Washington Post (International)
The New York Times (International)
The Daily Mail (International)
The Inquirer (Local)
This are the full post wrote by Dan Jimenez:
Special Report: Journalists describe lie rewards, made up crime stories in Duterte’s drug war
By Dimasalang, Mulawin & Judea
Philippine Journalists and foreign correspondents have received cash payments for making up stories and reporting unsubstantiated claims to discredit Duterte’s war on drugs. Detailed in a yet unpublished book written by an unnamed Reuters’ reporter, payments in fat envelopes were delivered almost like clockwork to those who wrote the most outrageous claims. False stories that are picked up by main media outlets and syndicated shows mete the most money to the tune of $50,000 per story at least. The whistle blower journalist confessed that he could not live with the lies and the deceit anymore and that truth which he had sworn to uphold became the first casualty in Duterte’s war on drugs.
How prevalent is the payola? Our unnamed source confirmed that there are a lot more money to be had and that news organizations are dipping like crazy into the pot. He cited the competition provided by social media as one of traditional media’s killer, thus the impetus to look for another source of income. Asked who are the financiers in the effort to discredit the war on drugs, he categorically stated, those who will profit from its failure. And that the drug killings attributed to Duterte are the best arguments to oust him whether such can be proven or not.
Asked to name the news organizations involved in the orchestrated move to discredit the drug war, he cited Reuters, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Daily Mail, The Inquirer and ABS-CBN. Attempts to get reactions from the said media outlets remain unanswered as of this writing.
Since President Duterte started it’s bloody war on drugs, he was already bombarded by criticisms and negative stories from several media outlets.
Supporters of President Duterte attacked the media outlets and accused of being paid by drug lords to write stories against the war on drugs.
President Duterte itself criticized two media outlets for writing ‘unfair stories’ about his actions against criminals.
Source: Dan Jimenez