OUR national networks make much news of our new president's first one hundred days in office. As public interest watchdogs, they keep close tabs on Malacañang, the Cabinet activities, and related energies. As citizens, we are of course thankful that we have a watchful media.
For instance, it was media that broke the recently aired video that recorded a police superintendent caught in the act of torturing an alleged "hold-upper" - who also now, apparently, cannot be found. Which then led to the sacking of said superintendent and 12 of his men. And the subsequent investigation into the incident which, it becomes clearer each day, was not stand alone. If the ANC news channel had not broken that story, it may have been likely that such inhumane treatment of human beings in the hands of said torturer may have gone unchecked.
Without question, media is a powerful force. Which is why, precisely, much care must go into what media does. And speaking of PNOY's first one hundred days, ANC does what seems to be a special coverage of those crucial days.
I have seen trailers of the coverage, though not much of the show itself. The trailer, as a trailer is supposed to, aims to stir interest in watching the show... Part of said trailers's text, with sound effects enhancing the delivery, is: "What went wrong?"
What went wrong? What do they mean what went wrong? The hundred days are far from over, so how can one be asking what went wrong? Aside from grammatical lapse (using the past tense for an event that has yet to occur, if ever), there is the conditioning of the public's mind to expect something to go wrong. Which is unfair to the president, unfair to the public, and just downright irresponsible use of language.
Will you people give P-NOY his hundred days before making like something has already gone wrong. Please!