Just to show that I’m not in favor of GMA and to show my general confusion, I’d like to ask:
Why on earth are they arresting the media? Just now they showed videos of mediamen being handcuffed and led into a bus to go to Bicutan. Some of their stuff was confiscated (shown was a laptop), but apparently the others are allowed to carry cameras and cellphones into the bus. Supposedly they’re being taken in for “processing,” but we don’t know why they were cuffed.
Of course this is stupid. They’re playing right into the hands of what Trillanes wanted. I don’t know what is going on here, but I’m just confused.
Maybe this is exactly what they government wants. It’s a tried and tested strategy used by the Father of Lies himself.
As I type, Ces Drilon of ABS-CBN said that according to the authorities, the mediamen are being brought in for questioning “as witnesses and suspects.” I’m not going to be silly here and cry foul because of the term suspect; I’m sure that it’s SOP to take in everyone into custody for questioning.
Right now, the Secretary of Defense is saying that they’re being arrested so that the police can figure out whoever is really with Magdalo or not. Good answer, I guess, but everyone should be vigilant. I’m more concerned about these guys than about Trillanes. (He should get what he deserves.)
Right now they just showed a video from within the bus with the mediamen. Apparently they were still allowed to take in a camera, and some are still on the phone. The security on this bus is definitely a lot looser. They just pulled in a civilian bus to bring the mediamen in. Of course, Korina Sanchez just had to say “We’ve never seen this since martial law.”
Please, don’t make it any worse.
Let’s wait and see. As much as I don’t like GMA, I seriously don’t think she’s stupid enough to screw the media over. If anything is going to trigger another stupid EDSA “revolution,” it’s getting the media’s goat.