willie revillame desecrates the memory of tita cory and finds the funeral a nuisance to his performance – also watch video here
humility, class and respect are words that willie revillame does not know the meaning of. mayabang, bastos, egoistic and self-importance are words he knows based on the video in this post.
what he wanted done – removing the live shots of tita cory’s funeral march during his live show actually makes sense. showing sexy, scantily clad women cavorting on tv and screaming happy audience beside shots of a funeral march does not make sense. one hurts the other.
what does not make sense is willie asking for it to be removed on live tv and using the words he did.
what we find as a desecration of the memory of tita cory is not that he does not want sad and happy to be together on screen, it is that the live shots of tita cory’s funeral is a bother to him, a nuisance and an affront to his stature as a noontime tv host superstar.
it is all about his ego and his standing in the tv industry as one of the most popular noontime tv host. he felt he had the entitlement to demand the rest of the world, anything that reduces his star quality to be removed from his world. he has said this many times in this video – his only concern was his performance in his tv show, nothing more and nothing less.
the tv shots of cory’s funeral march was stifling his skills and performance like a pebble caught inside our shoe.
this nuisance, in this case shots of tita cory’s funeral march need to be removed from his world right at the moment he sees it. he cannot wait even for a few minutes when the show is off the air to talk to the director to have it removed on screen. the superstar status that he feels he has need to be obliged right at the moment he sees what tarnishes it.
if this was real life, if willie revillame is having a party in his home and it so happens his neighbor, the home right beside his is having a wake for a dead member of the family, we are sure willie revillame will go to his neighbor’s house and demand that the family remove the casket from their home and have the wake elsewhere far from his house. right now.
that is what we find as a desecration of tita cory’s memory.
posted august 10:
watch the video again. what is most glaring in the video is that willie’s on-air rant is all about his ego. the only point he kept repeating was HE WAS NOT ABLE TO PERFORM the way he should because he can see the burial procession on screen.
it WAS NOT at all about giving respect to tita cory, the disrespect in showing scenes of happy moments in his show and the sadness of the funeral, but the disrespect he was seeing for himself.
he was saying he felt the funeral shots were disrespecting his star status as it was preventing him from doing well in his performance.
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What Willy Revillame did on his show with regards to the broadcast of President Cory’s cortege last Aug 3 was the height of crassness and rudeness against Tita Cory and the Filipino people in general.
Aquino family spokeswoman rebukes Willie
MANILA – A spokeswoman of the Aquino family on Friday issued a strongly worded rebuke against “Wowowee” host Willie Revillame for ordering the removal of the video of President Corazon Aquino’s cortege, which was being beamed live simultaneously with the noontime show last Monday.
A statement from Dee Dee Siytangco, spokesperson of the Aquino family, read: “It is regrettable and a crass attempt to desecrate the memory of the beloved Tita Cory.”
On Monday a visibly irked Revillame ordered the immediate removal of the livestream video of Aquino’s cortege, which was being shown simultaneously with his show.
The controversial host explained that it was inappropriate to broadcast it while they were having fun inside the studio. He added that it would be hard for him to make the public happy when he could see on screen the casket of Mrs. Aquino.
read other posts on willie revillame and wowowee:
- willie revillame may leave tv show. internet citizens making a difference!
- Reasons why Willie Revillame must be banned from Television
- willie revillame apologizes for the wrong reason; takes a 3-week leave from wowowee
- Which is worth of respect? Which is rude?
- Letter of Complaint to ABS-CBN Against Mr. Willie Revillame
- Letter of Complaint to ABS-CBN against Mr. Willie Revillame
- willie revillame desecrates the memory of tita cory and finds the funeral a nuisance to his performance – also watch video here
we had published our views on the news coverage abs-cbn aired on the ted failon story, actually the death of ted failon’s wife where we said we thought abs-cbn was not impartial in it’s coverage. we thought abs-cbn did not just deliver the news, it editorialized the news and delivered a slant or a message to the public. (read here: http://tinyurl.com/cq4hj5)
we are printing here a response from someone who claims to be maria ressa, the head of abs-cbn’s news & current affairs department. that was the name used in the comment posted in this blog (view the comment on the same post http://tinyurl.com/cq4hj5) and the email used to register the comment. note that we have not confirmed if the person who posted the comment is actually maria ressa. we will gladly retract the comment and this post if we get confirmation it is not her.
in the meantime – just a note on maria ressa. we have seen ressa at cnn news clips when she was the cnn jakarta bureau chief. she has done extensive and admirable work for cnn covering jakarta and other parts of asia.
wawam.wordpress thanks ms. ressa for her response to our blog. our response to her comment is next in wawam.wordpress.
First, thank you for watching TV Patrol and Bandila (where the Ces interview with Ted aired). For the purpose of debate, I want to challenge both the Inquirer article and some of the reasons you used for your conclusions.
On the Inquirer article, I find it funny that ABS-CBN was criticized for following the police while “the MEDIA” in general was praised for following the police! (Read the bottom part which talked about the footage of police arrests, and you’ll see that Inquirer didn’t write that that footage they praised was from ABS-CBN).
I think you’d also be interested in knowing that the media critics they quoted also criticized the police, the Inquirer and GMA7, but all that was cut out of the article. I’ll be writing a letter of complaint to their ombudsman and editor-in-chief so stay tuned.
As far as what you said about ABS-CBN interviews, I’d like to offer you other interviews and stories where we’ve focused as much, if not more attention, than we did on the Ted Failon story.
Ces also did an exclusive interview with “Nicole” – the alleged rape victim. That was only part of a coverage that was so exhaustive that Bandila became the first Philippine newscast to be nominated for an Emmy – ranked the fourth best newscast in the world by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Karen Davila did an exclusive interview with Sandra Cam, the whistleblower against jueteng who was afraid for her life. Jing Castaneda did an exclusive interview with Joey De Venecia on the NBN-ZTE deal (both stories covered in depth for weeks). I can name many more, but of course, you would expect me to defend my news organization.
You know that we broke the Proclamation 1017 stories, Danny Lim’s coup attempt, the Garci scandal, the Hyatt 10 (Ricky Carandang did a fantastic job with that exclusive and the exhaustive coverage following that).
So, no, I think it’s flawed to say that we only covered Ted Failon because he’s our anchor. In fact, some critics said early on that we didn’t cover the story BECAUSE we were protecting our anchor. We gave that space early because he – like any victim of a family suicide – asked for it. DZBB, by the way, said it would also follow his request. That, however, was only good until the police began portraying the shooting as a possible murder attempt – what they called parricide.
The picture I can’t get out of my mind is Col. Mabanag taking Trina’s letter and showing it to reporters, asking them to read it, then using it to fan himself.
I only ask that you not take what’s written as gospel truth – both the Inquirer’s and what I’m writing now. Check it out. I know what I write you will stand up to scrutiny.
-from maria ressa
head & vp ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs Department
read other posts in this blog on ted failon: http://wawam.wordpress.com/?s=ted+failon