Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Outrage after Duterte justifies Philippine journalists' murders

Via comment by Sanders (not the commie) on Trump: "The press is dishonest, but the political   "They are lucky they aren't in the Philippines.) 

 Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte told reporters on Tuesday there was justification for killing journalists who took bribes or engaged in other corrupt activities ©Manman Dejeto (AFP)

Media groups expressed outrage Wednesday at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of killing corrupt journalists, warning his comments could incite more murders in a nation already one of the world's most dangerous for reporters.

Duterte, who won last month's elections in a landslide after pledging to kill tens of thousands of criminals, told reporters on Tuesday there was justification for killing journalists who took bribes or engaged in other corrupt activities.

"Just because you're a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you're a son of a bitch," Duterte said when asked how he would address the problem of media killings in the Philippines after a reporter was shot dead in Manila last week.

2 comments:

  1. There are solutions to all problems.
    And this guy seems to have it!

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