Veteran journalist scolds young Inquirer reporter: If you're wrong, you're wrong. Don't be an idiot.
An Inquirer reporter tweeted a video of a woman approaching Vice President Leni Robredo and reported that woman saying “you’re my president, Ma’am”, to which social media personality Sass Sasot corrected by telling the Inquirer reporter that what the woman said was “ma’am, dito po presidente namin.”
Inquirer reporter Julliane de Jesus insisted on what she allegedly overheard during the ASEAN summit even if she could not back up her claim.
De Jesus’ refusal to admit her mistake compelled veteran journalist Jojo Robles to call De Jesus “an idiot, young woman,” for refusing to acknowledge her mistake and insisting on what she heard even when the video and sources refuted her claims.
Robles pointed out that the woman De Jesus misheard was FFCCCI Vice President Mary Ng Go who runs a multi-billion peso packaging industry and Go was in the even to attend Robredo’s Go Negosyo forum.
Robles further emphasized that Go was “mortified” at having been “grossly misquoted” by De Jesus.
Netizens mocked De Jesus saying that she was only hearing words she longed to hear and that reporters of her like turn out more like “fairytale story tellers”.
Read the full post of Jojo Robles below:
"The woman misheard by the PDI reporter is FFCCCI vice president Mary Ng Go. She is a billionaire businesswoman involved in the packaging industry and a friend and ally (in Fil-Chi federation politics) of tycoon Lucio Tan.
Through a mutual friend, she relayed to me that she DID NOT say that Leni was her president. She was introducing her company's president to Leni after the VP made a speech at the GoNegosyo Forum side event of the Asean summit. She is mortified that she could be so grossly misquoted.
To the reporter, Julliane de Jesus: If you're wrong, you're wrong. Everybody makes mistakes. Don't be an idiot, young woman, and insist that what you heard was right even when the video and the source you quoted are both denying your story."
Veteran journalist scolds young Inquirer reporter: If you're wrong, you're wrong. Don't be an idiot. Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on May 02, 2017 Rating: