Many stories circulating on the internet how the Duterte family received a bad treatment from the journalists several times, now blogger RJ “Thinking Pinoy” Nieto posted an example on his Facebook page.
According to him, Presidential spouse Honeylet Avaceña during their visit in New York as part of the U.N General Assembly encountered a “disrespectful” journalist identified as Don Tagala, an ABS-CBN correspondent in U.S.
Nieto said that Tagala rudely questioned why the Presidential spouse is in New York and who spend for her trip.
The Presidential spouse got rattled by the ambush interview of Tagala, especially Avaceña was not used to be interviewed by the media.
Protocol officers of Avaceña prevented Tagala from asking more questions to the Presidential spouse, but the journalist continued shouting and he said that “This is United States, he can’t be stopped from filming”
Because of this, Nieto criticized ABS-CBN and Tagala for focusing on the cause of visit of Avaceña in New York, while they ignored the other important topics related to the U.N Assembly.
Nieto said that attitude of the journalists in asking questions was one of the reasons why the people slowly losing their trust to the mainstream media.
“Yung mga “journalists” tulad ni Tagala ang lalong sumisira sa mga reputasyon ninyo.” Nieto said.