MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Online news source Rappler has never been coy about its bias against President Rodrigo Duterte and the Marcoses.
Such bias surfaced yet again when Rappler reported on the announcement and subsequent filing of the certificate of candidacy by former Senator Bongbong Marcos who is running for President in 2022.
Rappler’s headlines and stories described Marcos as ”dictator’s son” and ”defeated VP candidate.”
Critical comments flooded Rappler’s’ web page and social media accounts and it was too much to bear for its convicted CEO, Maria Ressa who ordered her staff to revise all its headlines on the Presidential race.
While Rappler did not alter its headlines and stories on Marcos, it did revise its headlines and reporting on other Presidential candidates like Manny Pacquiao and Leni Robredo: