Crisis..Calamity. Murder. What phrase could possibly sum up 2006? How about, "So what else is new?"
June 14, 2002
Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. has introduced a bill that in effect tells the media: If you not only fail to publish the reply of someone you have criticized, but fail to publish it in a certain form, in a certain slot, and within a certain time, you shall be fined. And if you do it too often you shall be both fined and thrown in jail.
That, proclaims Pimentel, "enables all persons to equitably exercise the right of reply."
No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, and of the press. . . .
Payoffs to journalists have become so much a part of the journalistic culture that they have engendered a language all their own. These are some of the terms used in the journalistic community to refer to various forms of corruption the media.