WHETHER TV BROADCASTER Korina Sanchez deliberately omitted Vice President Jejomar Binay’s name on three occasions is not the issue. It’s Sanchez’s presence in a news program that is.
ABS-CBN should have heeded its former news head’s opinion regarding journalists who get personally involved in politics.
“A good rule of thumb is to follow the government’s policy,” said Maria Ressa. “If you ran or if you campaigned, you have to take a year off first [from broadcasting].”
Sanchez is married to Sen. Mar Roxas, who lost to Binay in the May 2010 elections.
I told you issues like this were bound to happen. I hope it gets addressed soon, otherwise TV Patrol will suffer greater credibility loss.
[UPDATED 5.iii.11 10:27am]