Saturday, March 03, 2007

Looking at the shame and the scandal

It looks like I'm not the only one who's fed up with the whole Kris Aquino-James Yap-Hope affair. Is Philippine Daily Inquirer's Nestor Torre referring to the scandal when he wrote in his recent column that tabloids and TV showbiz-oriented talk shows on TV, "which bank on scandal," focus on "intrigue and gossip to sell copies or jack up ratings"?

"Tabloids and show biz-oriented talk shows should... police their own ranks to curtail the pollution of our communal atmosphere," he wrote in his March 1 "Viewpoint" article Shame and scandal in the show biz family.

Check Torre's article here.


Tirador said...

It is classified as a scandal for movie stars but for common folks it is a domestic/marital issue.

This entire scandal is indicative of one social issue in journalism, the media feeding the masses what they want to hear and listen to vs. whether the media should report and investigate issues relevant to the masses and beneficial to society.

Hector, thanks for making this posting at

Feel free to link-back to

much appreciated


bryant said...

thanks tirador for that insightful comment.


luthien said...

aaggh. i'm so tired of kris-james yap hoopla. we're sinking to oblivion, philippine media i mean. no different from the paris hilton and anna nicole smith frenzy pervading all over US media. kakainis kasi binabanner pa ng PDI yung kay kris when there are more important issues to tackle. grrr...

bryant said...

@ luthien

thanks for that wonderful comment. haaay.

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