Philstar columnist thinks that Ressa’s fight for press freedom is "press freedom to lie"

Carmen N. Pedrosa of the Philippine Star had some words to say regarding the recent controversial issues of Rappler CEO Maria Ressa.
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa / Photo from ABS-CBN

Pedrosa thinks that Ressa has an agenda and that what she is fighting for has repercussions for the country.

For Western advantage

In a column Pedrosa wrote for Philippine Star, she talks about how she feels like Ressa’s claim of wanting to fight for the freedom of the press is only a cover for her real agenda which is to continue to have the United States dominate the country.

““freedom of the press” Maria Ressa claims is the “press freedom to lie.”” Pedrosa wrote.

Pedrosa says that other journalists from other publications had expressed the same sentiments saying that what Ressa is doing is a “template on how to oust government in countries where the US must dominate”.

There are other anti-Duterte journalists in the Philippines but the Maria Ressa’s is a special kind. It has set a political goal in mind on behalf of a foreign interest,” she wrote.

The “freedom of the press” being alleged by Maria Ressa and her supporters is a cover up for the real issue here – the freedom of the Philippines from America’s colonization,” she added.

Pedrosa seems to think that because one contributor of Rappler is Pierre Omidyar of the Omidyar Network, means that the company, along with Maria Ressa is executing a plan to oust Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte from his position.

She even alleges that Omidyar has Rappler working in order to create outrage against the president.

Not only Rappler, but Pedrosa even mentions the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, and Vera Files. She says that they are funded by the National Endowment for Democracy and that these organizations have allegedly been a “venue for propaganda operations of the Central Intelligence Agency”.

President imperfect

Pedrosa said in her column that she knows that president has his faults but that his “kind of leadership is needed” for the country.

For the first time we have a president who wants to do good for his country. He may have flaws but on the all-important duty of how to build a strong nation independently he is being condemned under the guise of  “freedom of the press principle” by some Western and US strategists,” Pedrosa wrote.

She says that it is only Duterte who can free the country from enslavement from colonialists. 

Pedrosa believes that many Filipinos are fooled into believing that the Philippines is free from foreign influences but that it is not true, she says. The Philippines is not free from America’s colonization, she says. And that it is the president’s duty to have an independent foreign policy for he country.

Source: Philstar
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