President Duterte gets support from Australian netizens
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60 Minutes has won numerous awards for broadcasting, including five Silver Logies, one Special Achievement Logie, and received nominations for a further six Logie awards.
However, the famous news program was slammed on social media for its one sided portrayal of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign against war on drugs.
On the official Facebook page of 60 Minutes Australia, comments from the netizens of Philippines and Australia slams and told the reporters to spent more time in the Philippines inteads of relying on bias news.
Miss Lauren Jaide comments was one of the best which captures the attention of many Filipinos.
Here's what she said,
"Shame 60 minutes. I understand you need a catchy headline to attract an audience but to say 600 murdered in two weeks essentially by the president is defamation. One drug dealer would have multiple clients but for arguments sake let’s say at least 5 clients each. Now if there were 600 drug dealers with 5 customers each that is 3000 people. That is 3000 lives that are lost to drugs, that is 3000 families whom are affected by drugs. Let’s not be naïve to think there are only 600 drug dealers and drug pushers in the Philippines…. There are many many more so 3000 is a conservative figure. In reality the affect of drugs in the Philippines is crippling. Drug dealers may not all directly murder people (though some do) but they do kill people, ruin lives and destroy families. It is heart breaking to lose any life and I’m sure everyone has a reason as to why they ‘had’ to become a drug dealer but these people are being given an opportunity to surrender, to make the right choice, to stop killing people via drugs – if they choose to continue then they are fully aware of the consequences for their actions.
Philippines is a beautiful country and now they finally have a president whom is not corrupt, who has a proven track record of lowering crime rates and drug activity and who truly wants the best for his people. I can’t wait to go back to Philippines and not have to have a guard with an AK47 escort my children and I from our car to the hotel entrance whilst physically removing a woman whom pushed her way through to grab at me and my son….. My heart breaks for the poverty and those affected by it. May Duterte be successful in his vision for Philippines."
President Duterte gets support from Australian netizens Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on September 26, 2016 Rating: