Open Letter to CNN Reporter: What a shame. Too lazy to find your own source
The CNN news network currently revived the Edgar Matobato's story. Where they personally interviewed him about his accusations to President Rodrigo Duterte on alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings.
Krizette Laureta Chu find the CNN report a destabilization to the Philippines for reporting unevenly.
Chu called the attention of the CNN and Will Ripley, who made the documentary.
She criticized Ripley for being biased and used Matobato just to make a name.
She finds it disrespectful for digging it up again, when in fact the Senate already done with the investigation and prove that Matobato's allegation was merely untrue.
Chu emphasized that Ripley was totally a dimwitted for doing a report on Matobato when everybody else already ignore him because they know Matobato is a liar.
She urged the CNN management to investigate Ripley's story. She considers it a discredit to the CNN.
Read her full statement:
Dear CNN CNN International CNN Philippines Will Ripley,
I would like to know how it is acceptable for you to do a story on Edgar Matobato without mentioning the loopholes in his stories, discussed in heavy detail during the Philippine Senate hearing. Do you have so little respect for our government you think our own investigations have little bearing on your reportage?
Even the Opposition have stopped using Matobato in the Philippines because everybody knows how shot his credibility is, except to peddle him to clueless, fame hungry journalists like Will Ripley who so badly want a "viral" story to boost his floundering career, he regurgitates a New York Times "scoop." Major news networks were given a chance to interview Duterte last Dec. 29. Not one of them thought Matobato was still newsworthy enough to be discussed.
Have you no pride, Will?
Too lazy to find your own source, Will? What a shame. Even the New York Times have stopped using him as a "source," and yet Will rifled through the trash that's been chucked out by other news agencies because he had a motive and an agenda--and was too busy eating balut to actually dive into the story.
You stayed for a few days in the Philippines, Will. Yet you used your time to do inane videos like "eat balut" instead of going to slums and looking for somebody you can interview? You even went to Davao, you could not find a new source? You know why there's nobody else? Because Matobato is a liar.
You remind me of a high school kid given two weeks to finish his homework, crams on the last day and delivers subpar, copied, fished-from-the-trash report to save his ass.
I strongly urge CNN to investigate Will's story. You must not let a lazy, fame hungry reporter tarnish your reputation.