Rappler apologizes for calling Sec. Aguirre, Sen. Cayetano, Mocha Uson 'Dogs'

Rappler has officially apologized after getting flak for publishing a cartoon that depicted Mocha Uson, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano as 'dogs' for its Chinese New Year feature.

Rappler reasoned it "was not approved for posting."
Krissia Luchansky

"Desperate times call for desperate measures," this must be the battle cry of all Rapplers out there.

They, led by their founder and CEO Maria Ressa, are becoming desperate for repeatedly failing to contain Duterte's rising popularity.

For the last 6 months, Rappler's engagements on social networks and website traffic have continued to plummet. They have been losing readers and money. According to estimates (unconfirmed because Rappler is too ashamed to publicly release their true numbers - so take these numbers with a grain of salt), Rappler has lost a total of approximately 7 million followers since many groups initiated campaigns to unfollow the social news network.

That must be where the desperation roots from.

Earlier today, Rappler did what others didn't expect. But not me, I've seen it coming. It's just a matter of time when they finally expose who their patrons are- the people they staunchly serve.

This GIF was included in a Rappler post seen at 2:42 PM of 29 Jan 2017. The GIF was accompanied by a caption, written by Rappler, that reads:

"Those born in the year of the dog are said to be faithful and loyal. They're also intenseful (sic) defensive with friends and family. Says a lot about dogs MOCHA USON BLOG, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano."


La Salle Professor Antonio Contreras said...

No decent publication claiming to be a legitimate source of news run by people claiming to be veteran journalists would dare put up something like this.
Maybe it is true that Rappler has been turned into a trolling center. For there is nothing more appropriate to describe it with this post.

This was posted on the Duterte Cayetano page in reaction to Rappler's post.

Here's the original post on Rappler's page. That particular post no longer exists as they have taken it down.

Krissia Luchansky

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