Jasmine Lee: Living Under A Microscope

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  1. Ann Park says:

    You said it right Betchay. Funny how the media twists things just to get a “scoop”. I guess there’s no such thing as ethics anymore for these reporters. They just want their story in the limelight even if it’s not entirely true.

  2. Lourdes says:

    When you’re a public servant, this kind of public scrutiny (malicious or not) is healthy and a sure sign that democracy is very much alive. Public servants are sort of “sui generis” or a class of their own. They’re accountable people. The bar is so high for them that in principle, even the most private act is intimately intertwined with their public lives. And rightfully so because public servants are entrusted with a piece of sovereignty (they’re very powerful people in other words). Kaya nga it’s very difficult for a public figure to sue or prove libel (or malice at that) against a journalist or whoever. Kadalasan natatalo sila d’yan. Kasi, the requisites are just different for public figures as opposed to private citizens. That’s how it is, at least in principle. And knowing the principle behind might help us feel less upset on how media is treating Lee. I’m sure Lee doesn’t give a fuss. Being a sport stateswoman that she is, she knows what her power entails.

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