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AS FIRST LADY, KORINA SANCHEZ WILL ASK TO BAR ANDERSON COOPER FROM ENTERING THE PHILIPPINES

Sanchez, left, and Cooper
Sanchez, left, and Cooper

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Korina Sanchez, broadcast  journalist and wife of Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas, is one step closer to becoming the First Lady of the Philippines. This, after President NoyNoy Aquino officially endorsed her husband as his choice for the next president.

Many will recall that during the height of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, Sanchez criticized CNN’s Anderson Cooper for his reporting on the government’s slow response to relief operations.  Sanchez said Cooper didn’t know what he was talking about. Cooper then challenged Sanchez to leave her airconditioned radio studio in Manila and travel to Tacloban to personally see what was happening at ground zero.

Apparently, Sanchez has not recovered from the embarrassment Cooper had caused her.

Speaking to reporters after her husband was proclaimed the presidential standard bearer for Aquino’s Liberal Party, Sanchez said that her first official act as Philippine First Lady would be to ask her husband to issue an executive order banning Cooper from entering the Philippines — as a CNN anchor or as a private tourist.

Sanchez said the executive order would designate Cooper as a “persona non grata” which is one of the grounds for denying a Philippine entry visa to any foreigner.

CNN  nor Cooper could not be reached for comment.

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JIMMY KIMMEL CHOKES UP DURING HIS BROADCAST BUT NOT BECAUSE OF CECIL THE LION

Kimmel
Kimmel (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, California (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel choked up during last night’s broadcast in which he talked about the killing in Zimbabwe of Cecil, the lion, by an American dentist. He said that when he first heard the news, he had hoped that the killer was not American.

A video of the show’s Cecil segment immediately went viral and advocates for the prevention of cruelty to lions used it to express their outrage over the incident which has gained international attention.

However, Kimmel’s publicist clarified that the television host choked up not because of Cecil, but because of the hundreds, if not thousands of human beings killed each day in America — especially unarmed black men –and in other countries where extra judicial killings are not uncommon.

“Kimmel is very much a man who is not easily affected emotionally by  stories of animals being hunted and killed by poachers,” his publicist said. “It’ll take hundreds of lions killed at any one time before Kimmel would shed a tear,” he added.

The publicist appealed to netizens to stop re-posting the video because “it is hurting Kimmel’s reputation as a tough and unbiased journalist.”

CNN ATTACKED BY HACKERS!

imageATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Two weeks ago, CNN ran a banner headline announcing that ISIS was advancing “on two fonts.” The headline meant to read “fronts.” It was assumed that the error was a copyediting issue.

But apparently, it was a hacking issue, and it happened yet again.

CNN, while doing a live interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the latest opinion polls, ran the headline (quoting Trump), ‘I don’t need posters.’ It meant to read “pollsters.”

Well, it now appears that the two embarrassing headlines were the result of hackers breaking into CNN computers and stealing letters. They stole the letter ‘R’ in the first incident and the letter ‘L’ in this latest hack.image

We wonder which letter would be next!