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Michael E. Galario
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« on: September 22, 2016, 09:32:19 AM »

Hi sir Joe,

What can you say about the headline below that appeared on the Manila Bulletin:

   "Witnesses finger Leila."

It sounds offensive and inappropriate for me. Offensive in the sense that it gives double meaning in the Filipino context (I know that you know what I meant by this) and inappropriate in the sense that, I'm pretty sure, there is a better word to use than this word.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 08:26:51 PM »

I agree that itā€™s naughty, almost downright malicious. Thatā€™s what happens every now and then when journalists forget to remain nonpartisan and unbiased in the face of an explosive issue.
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