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Monday, 14 May 2012

How hard was it for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and its Pulitzer-quality investigative journalist Emily Abrera to access this?



PDI ran a story on a fantasist named Caty Petersen who thinks her grandmother is Anastasia based on her grandmother's name and the expert findings of a fortune teller/medium. Emily Abrera should be nominated for the Pulitzer and the Philippine Daily Inquirer news editor who put this on the front page feted and be made Professor of Journalism. Still, this is why we love the Inquirer. It's a tabloid pretending to be a broadsheet and we get our mix of highbrow and lowbrow. Now if only the Inquirer could get Teddy Boy Locsin as a columnist then we have a one stop shop for all things happy, funny, ridiculous, and sad.

Utang ng loob paano nakapasa ito sa fact checker at editorial standards ng Pelepen Dali Enkwirer? Ibang klase rin itong Emily Abrera, nauto niya ang Caty Petersen na siya nalang ang magsulat ng fantaserye...wala pa siyang kapagod-pagod.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I share your skepticism re the PDI article, but it seems the sources you've provided say that the remains are only three out of the five children. what happened to the other two and couldn't one of them be the fabled Anastasia?

Anonymous said...

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-03-11/news/0903100646_1_romanov-family-romanov-rule-buries

But then I found this story...

The Nashman said...

??????????????????????????????????????????????? These are two different scientific journal articles! The first one (PlosOne) is the recent article that accounts for the last two!! PlosOne is a publicly accessible scientific journal. Naman! Tigil-tigilan na ang 'skepticism' na ito.