MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – How the world turns. Fact checker Rappler has been fact-checked by Inquirer.
It all started when the online news source owned by convicted libeler Maria Ressa published a report practically claiming that the decades-old broadsheet is throwing in the towel. Ressa and her Rapplerettes may have thought they’ve got company in their repeated narrative about the Philippine Press’ death by a thousand cuts.
One of the most widely-circulated newspapers in the country, Inquirer’s predominantly print media assets have not been spared by the globally receding market for traditional print media. The Prieto family owned the company for 25 years before business tycoon Ramon Ang bought it several years ago.
But Inquirer published its fact-checking rebuttal, headlining its story, “No one’s throwing in the towel.” (Translation: Rappler is a liar!)
We’ll let our readers enjoy the juiciness of the rebuttal via this LINK.
Rappler and Ressa once accused The Adobo Chronicles of “not getting” satire. Well now, we can say Rappler doesn’t get factual news.