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Clarification LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 06/25/2010 Dear Editor:

Friday, June 25, 2010

Clarification



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

06/25/2010
Dear Editor:
We champion the media’s vigilance against the transactional politics that typified the Arroyo administration through hard-hitting news, which was attempted in the report, “Kris A peddles choice Senate posts for LP bet” by Ms. Angie Rosales, published on The Daily Tribune last June 22, 2010.
However, in equal reverence for the journalistic norms of truth and balance, the erroneous reference to Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trilllanes as having been promised by Kris Aquino “freedom to attend the Senate hearings in exchange for his vote” for Sen. Francis Pangilinan as Senate President, warrants clarification.

Despite the inclusion of information acknowledged as “not confirmed by the Senate source,” it was still falsely inferred that through Ms. Aquino’s efforts “a Senate resolution is being prepared to allow Trillanes to attend the opening session and formally cast his vote for Pangilinan.”

Had there been requisite verification of these “talks” according to unnamed sources, it would be correctly reported that Senator Trillanes has never met or spoken with Ms. Aquino.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100625com7.html


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