NEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – After receiving a lot of flak for its latest issue whose cover depicts the Philippines and the government’s war on drugs, Time magazine recalled all copies and immediately replaced its cover to better reflect the truth.
“We are committed to reporting only the truth, so when we err, it is our responsibility to correct our error,” the magazine editors said.
The reprint includes an apology from the writer of the cover story, Rishi Iyengar, and the local Philippine journalists who fed him the misinformation.
Dr Abe V Rotor
Media! how you make and unmake a situation,
clinging to truth divine just an illusion;
what could glitter more than a merchant's gold?
cowers in robe and emblem the bold.
Thus the wall less empire thrives at the boundary,
fence sitting to where the winds carry
the news and bounty like horse and carriage.
seemingly blind, bias in many a stage.
Quo vadis? journalism of Ka Doroy Valencia et al,
fathers of this profession whose fall
rose a Rizal, a Mandela, a Gandhi, thousands more
on the battlefield, and across the shore.
Who is the master, who is the slave? In between
the throng and the bandwagon a twin;
bereft of their right to know, and made like a fool;