"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Thursday, June 2, 2016

"Cool To Kill A Journalist If He’s A ‘Son Of A Bitch’" - Philippine President-Elect

Words Fail Me
But at least the new President is interesting

(CNN)  -  The Philippines' controversial president-elect has picked a new fight.
Speaking at a press conference to unveil his new cabinet Tuesday, Rodrigo Duterte said journalists killed on the job in the Philippines were often corrupt.
    "Just because you're a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a bitch," Duterte said. "Freedom of expression cannot help you if you have done something wrong," he added.
    His comments were a response to a question about how to protect press freedom after a crime reporter was shot dead in Manila on Friday.
    The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) was quick to blast the leader for his "appalling" comments.
    "Nothing justifies the murder of journalists," chair Ryan Rosuaro said in a statement.
    The Philippines is one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent press freedom organization, says 77 journalists have died in Philippines since 1992.
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    The new President-elect's philosophy is certainly
    simple and easy for the public to follow.

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