What's your favorite disguise? [/meta]
posted by letter shredder @ 11:59 a.m. on 1/20/2006
"Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love..."
-- Lester Bangs, Almost Famous
Thursday, May 13, 2004
straight from Muntinpula...
this is the 7th day i went to muntinlupa to cover the elections...
7th day i was assigned/deployed a.k.a. detained at the city hall
inuugat na 'yung paa ko sa paghihintay ng results from the Comelec. and they said it may take another week...*sniff*
i talk to people from time to time, ocassionally hearing grievances from supporters of losing candidates, and they even blame the media for publishing articles that threaten their candidate's victory.
binabantayan nila kada galaw dito.
people expect to see their names on the newspaper, most of them wanted to be interviewed, especially the ones who appealed to the Comelec because their names are not included in the master list of voters.
no matter how people badly perceive the media (press per se) and intensionally refuse to be exposed to it, they still believe on how the media can help them monitor or "regulate" the government. the government that is supposed to be answering the people's needs. the people whom i've encountered with believe that media can still do something to fight for their rights.
pero nakakatakot din. may tension kasi dito. we all know that every media practitioner should be fair and objective. so as much as you want to involve yourself to issues and the needs of the people, you SHOULD NOT. stay distant. which is actually not in my self-concept.
nakakatakot din, dahil kaya kang kuyugin ng mga tao dito. mababait naman sila, pero pag nagkamali ka and you fail their expectations through the reports you write (and eventually be published), magagalit din sila sa 'yo.
kanina may incident na natakot ako dahil may kandidato na kumuha ng number ko dahil tatawagin daw nila ako pag nagka-balita, sabi ko, "nagsusulat lang po ako. estudyante lang din po ako, kaya po lahat ng isinusulat ko, subject to editing pa." paglabas ko ng kwarto, sabi ng tauhan ng kandidato, something like "...kami bahala sa 'yo, 'yaan mo, nang maprotektahan ka namin."
i don't really know what HE meant or im probably trying to scare myself, pero natakot talaga ako...
i just hope everything turns out fine...