- Blogger told presidential spokesman to tell media to respect opinions of netizens too
- She said DDS not like ‘yellow trolls’, can think for themselves
- She also said she did not dislike all media, does not attack journalists personally
MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson told Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque he should also tell mainstream media to respect the views of netizens, especially the die-hard supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Mas maganda siguro po i-remind natin hindi lang ang mga DDS na resputuhin ang media, i-remind din po sana natin ang mga media na resputuhin din ang opinion ng netizens. May opinion ang media at may opinion din ang mga netizens. Galangin natin nang pareho at patas,” GMA News quoted her as saying.
[It would be better perhaps to remind not only the DDS to respect the media, but for the media to be reminded to also respect the opinion of the netizens. The media and netizens have their own opinions. Let’s respect each other equally.]
Earlier, Roque urged the DDS to recognize the role of mainstream media and not to attack journalists.
However, Uson said it’s actually the opposition who were attacking them.
“Linawin ko lang po kay Spox Roque na ang mga DDS ay hindi tulad ng mga dilawang troll kung saan ay nababayaran upang manggulo at mam-bash sa social media. Ang DDS ay may sariling pag-iisip,” she said.
[I would just like to clear it with Spox Roque that the DDS are not like the yellow trolls who are paid to make trouble and bash on social media. DDS have their own minds.]
The assistant secretary also said she did not dislike all media, just ‘garbage’ like Rappler, the Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN. She also claimed she targeted stories she said was fake and not the writers themselves.
“Una po sa lahat hindi ko po inaatake ang pangkalahatang media. Iilan lang po ang talagang basura tulad ng Rappler, Inquirer at ABS-CBN,” she said. “At hindi ko po inaatake ang kanilang pagkatao na tulad ng ginagawa nila sa akin. Ang atin lamang pong inaatake ay kanilang mga FAKE NEWS.”
[First of all is that I do not attack all media. Only a few are garbage like Rappler, Inquirer and ABS-CBN. And I do not attack them personally like what they do with me. What I attack is their FAKE NEWS.]