Too much credit-grabbing by TV networks
Admittedly, Supertyphoon “Yolanda” was the worst, most devastating and deadliest typhoon ever to hit our country.
But must a television network pound on its viewers’ sensibilities by repeatedly showing on TV the rotting bodies of typhoon victims and the extensive destruction it caused to show that its relief distribution efforts have reached remote places no other relief agencies have? An anchor of a TV program even asked a field reporter, “Ano? Wala pang nakakapunta diyan? Paano kayo nakarating diyan?”
A great number of people, Filipinos and complete strangers, have been extending help in whatever way they can, but silently. It’s utterly abominable and irritating to see TV anchors flaunting how far their network has covered in bringing relief goods to the victims, as if no one else, not even the government, is out there helping the victims.
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