Carlos H. Conde
CARLOS H. CONDE A blogger has been having this endless wet dream about blogging being a threat to the mainstream media. He exploits every mistakes of journalists and the press to promote himself and blogging as the alternative, as if blogging and journalism are competing against each other in the first place.
CARLOS H. CONDE Blogging about the Valley Golf brawl allowed me to let off steam. What that did was give me visceral pleasure – I hate arrogant pricks, particularly arrogant pricks who hold office — but it waylaid my instincts as a journalist.
CARLOS H. CONDE Bloggers who benefited from the power of blogging to correct the injustice done to them have a duty to pay society back. And the only way I can think of is for them to raise hell, too, about the injustice done to other people.
CARLOS H. CONDE A Cabinet secretary and peace negotiator condoning the violence his son and friends were inflicting on an old man and a 14-year-old boy? By doing nothing to stop the beating, Pangandaman Sr. betrayed his skewed ethical and moral sense. President Arroyo should fire him.
JOURNALISM By Carlos H. Conde | No matter how many of us view the action of Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at Bush, this is undeniable: His rage is rooted in his own experience not so much as a journalist but as an Iraqi citizen.
POLITICS By Carlos H. Conde | In another time and under different circumstances, I would embrace the legendary Manny Pacquiao as the national hero that many Filipinos view him to be. But right now, he is such a national distraction.
PRESS FREEDOM By Carlos H. Conde | A Right of Reply law will undermine the Bill of Rights. It will intimidate journalists and prevent them from performing their watchdog functions because the potential cost of doing their job is rather high – fine, imprisonment or closure.
HEALTH | BUSINESS By Carlos H. Conde | What convinced me that aspartame is not safe are not just the studies that have found its link to cancer but also the efforts of Donald Rumsfield and the biotech giant Monsanto in ramming this product down our throats.