Mocha & Thoughts On Beating Fake News

It’s silly to assume Mocha Uson would adhere to journalistic principles simply because her readership doesn’t want that. As long as she provides what her 5M followers want she has no reason to change.

Mocha is a cog in the wheel. To understand Mocha one has to study her followers. They are the extreme cynics. The reason she is who she is. The angry mob. People who didn’t really understand the issues but were angry at how things were. People who are not able to invest time and effort to think and argue about the situation, or if really things were as bad as they think it is, but wanted to rail and rant anyway. People who don’t write long FB posts like I do but wanted to express their frustration.

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7107 Rrrrrocked

This is the text that started it all (background is Keidis et al doing their thing).


A good friend texted me that on the evening of the 22nd explaining the original owner, another friend of ours, was unable to go, and instead of selling his two tickets opted to give it to him instead. It took a few texts back and forth to confirm he wasn’t shitting me before I said yes.

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Roger Ebert hospitalized

From the Chicago Tribune:

Roger Ebert hospitalized after cancer-related surgery

Pulitzer Prize-winning movie critic Roger Ebert was in serious but stable condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital following emergency surgery related to an earlier cancer-related procedure. Ebert had surgery June 16 after a tumor from salivary cancer recurred, said his employer, WLS-Ch. 7 in information approved by Ebert’s family.

On Sunday, doctors repaired a burst blood vessel, a complication from the earlier surgery, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Ebert, a nationally syndicated writer and television host of the weekly movie review show “Ebert and Roeper,” is also employed by the Sun-Times.

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Sine Totoo’ back at SM

Press Release:

DUE to the unprecedented success of last year’s “Sine Totoo,” GMA Network is once again bringing the best of its news and public affairs programs to the big screen.

Wanting only the best for its loyal viewers, the network now gears up for a bigger and more spectacular second year offering – the “Sine Totoo Weekend” which will be held from June 24-25 at SM Megamall Cinema 4, as part of GMA’s 56th anniversary celebration.

Get the chance to personally meet some of the biggest names in GMA News and Public Affairs – Mike Enriquez, Jessica Soho, Arnold Clavio, Vicky Morales, Howie Severino, Kara David, Jay Taruc, Sandra Aguinaldo, Jiggy Manicad, Maki Pulido, Rhea Santos, Ivan Mayrina, Paolo Bediones, and Miriam Quiambao.

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Cinema One @ 12 Filmfest Schedules

Cinema One @ 12: Still Celebrating Filipino Movies at its Finest (Focus on Digital Movies)

Celebrating 12 years as the leading cable movie channel, Cinema One pays tribute to the glorious past of Philippine movies and probes into the latest trend in the movie industry, Digital Filmmaking, with Classic Na, Orig Pa Anniversary movie event, which will run from June 21-25 ( Wednesday to Sunday) simultaneously at SM Megamall and SM Manila.

Classic Na, Orig Pa is a film festival which features the best movies of Philippine movie icons like Fernando Poe, Jr., Dolphy, Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, along with the first theatrical showing of the highly-successful 2005 Cinema One Originals: Mark Gary’s Sandalang Bahay which stars Albert Martinez, Ronnie Lazaro, Nonie Buencamino,a moving movie about a family’s struggle to confront the secrets of their past; Liza Cornejo’s Sitak that features Chanda Romero, Lou Veloso, Gerry Cornejo, a film about seeing the world in a more positive outlook and giving downslopes in life second chances in a story of corporate man turned taxy driver; Topel Lee’s Dilim starring Rica Peralejo, Emilio Garcia, Mario Magallona,about a probing feature on a vigilante who is a kind-hearted manananggal struggling with his existence both as a human and a creature from the Third World; Dennis Marasigan’s Sa North Diversion Road which stars John Arcilla and Irma Adlawan, a movie which focuses on a couple on a road trip as they talk freely and bluntly about a man’s infidelity; Sigfried Barros Sanchez’s Ang Anak Ni Brocka starring Gina Alajar, Philip Salvador, Bembol Roco, Jacklyn Jose, Geoff Eigenmann, Nonie Buencamino, a dramatic search on the true identity of a male teen who tries to figure out if he really is the acclaimed director Lino Brocka’s son; and Jon Red’s Anak ng Tinapa which features Ryan Eigenmann, China Cojuangco, Atong Redillas, Ping Medina, a realistic documentary-style film about two corrupt cops exposed by a group of filmmakers.

Complete Schedules after the jump.

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Much Ado About Da Vinci (News: Manila vows to padlock theaters showing ‘Da Vinci Code’)

From the Inquirer:

THE Manila government on Monday threatened to padlock movie houses that continue to show the controversial “The Da Vinci Code” movie.

As of Monday afternoon, some theaters in the city were still featuring the film, three days the Manila city council banned its showing in the Philippine capital.

A council resolution which took effect Friday said the movie, based on US author Dan Brown’s explosive novel, is “undoubtedly offensive and contrary to established religious beliefs which cannot take precedence over the right of the persons involved in the film to freedom of expression.”

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