At the Presidential forum of the FOCAP, PNoy complained that the media are more concerned with “trivialities” like his love life. My good friend Voltaire Tupaz asks via Twitter’s #PNoyFOCAP: Do you agree or not?
My quick reply: Media is a mirror with an attached lens. It reflects what is placed before it, and a certain social algorithm kicks in to move the attached lens to certain areas of the reflected image. At least as far as mainstream media is concerned, the love lives of the rich and famous do have an appreciable weight in the algorithm. But the weight won’t be worth any if the rich and famous don’t feed anything. WsubLL x 0 = 0. Doesn’t PNoy know anything about algorithms?