How the mighty have fallen! It has become very evident since the election season that the job of reporting both hard and soft news, has fallen upon the average citizen, netizen and other journalistic practitioners within the realm of social media. For instance: Maria Ressa, former CNN bureau chief and former head of the ABS-CBN news department, has been reduced to picking fights with social media blogger, Mocha Uson. Ms Ressa’s website Rappler, has been posting a series of articles against pro-Duterte netizens who continually – and justifiably – lambast the Yellow Dye #5 media for their seriously biased reporting. Mocha Uson was singled out by Rappler because she’s one of the most vocal Duterte supporters, and her blog has been overtaking Rappler in Facebook engagements.
How could this have happened?
As one of the many netizens who used to read Rappler, and now prefers to read – among others – Mocha’s blog, let me offer an explanation. I prefer getting my news and other information, from Mocha Uson, simply because she provides the updates that none of the Yellow Dye #5 media groups are reporting. For example, it was through her site that I found out about the great improvements Secretary Art Tugade made at the airport. as well as the groundbreaking steps that Secretaries Rafael Mariano and Manny Pinol have taken to help Filipino farmers, such as the two-year ban on land conversion and free irrigation.
I go to Mocha’s site because that’s where I can read the unfiltered sentiments and concerns of my friends, foreign and Filipino, without the lies and distortions of the Yellow Dye #5 media. And I am pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels this way. Which explains why the traffic on Mocha’s and the other anti-yellow sites have been skyrocketing.
Elitist journalists want to believe only the masa read Mocha’s page, but they are gravely mistaken. Everyone is reading Mocha Uson’s blog, from broom pushers to CEO’s, and nearly everyone in-between. Her Facebook engagement stats are now higher than Rappler and Inquirer, so it’s not surprising that they’re openly attacking her. Senators, congressmen, and other elected officials, you need to pay attention.
Mocha, like President Duterte, is living proof that the Yellow Dye #5 Cult, and their pathetic media are becoming irrelevant.
Mocha, like President Duterte, became more popular than she ever was, simply because she gave voice to the people and refused to kowtow to the Yellow media.
Contrast this with Leni Robredo and Leila de Lima – who worked so hard to be the darlings of the Yellow Dye #5 Cult – have only succeeded in making people hate them more.
Sucking up to the yellow media these days, has become the new kiss of death. Be forewarned. The people and Mocha Uson are the new King-makers now.
Partially sourced and modified from GRPundits