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Michael E. Galario

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Yellow journalism
« 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.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2016, 09:37:59 AM by Michael E. Galario »
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Re: Yellow journalism
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 08:26:51 PM »
I agree that it’s naughty, almost downright malicious. That’s what happens every now and then when journalists forget to remain nonpartisan and unbiased in the face of an explosive issue.