and it was not from a KGB lamp shining in my face
Another press statement from Rep. Teodoro Locsin, Jr. Apparently we’re the only people who paid any attention to his amendments to the Right of Reply bill. How do you like being on the fringe? Locsin’s earlier press statement, posted here last week, got two commentsâ€”both of which were unfortunately deleted. Some days nothing escapes the delete button.
LAST night, as I sat beside the sponsor of what he promised would be the much watered down House version of the unanimous Senate Right of Reply bill, I felt not only the heat of his interrogation by the Left but also saw the light in our dilemma.
This House has been trying to fix, piecemeal, what a unanimous Senate approved: a Right of Reply bill giving to people attacked by media the right to answer those attacks in the same media that attacked them. On the ground, US Chief Justice Rehnquist said, that while press freedom is a constitutional value, it is not the only value. Another is personal honor.
The full statement is in Comments.