After a recent attack from ABS-CBN broadcaster Korina Sanchez, CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper addressed the importance of accuracy in their line of work and to not let personal biases affect their responsibilities as media practitioners.
In addition, Cooper acknowledged the plea of the Philippine President Noynoy Aquino to use the media as a bearer of good news in order to help the Filipino people heal from the catastrophic aftermath of super-typhoon Haiyan (locally named Typhoon Yolanda) that has brought thousands of deaths in the Visayas region.
Despite that, Cooper stands his ground in delivering the truth in every situation to bring forth solid information to his audience. However, he never did fail to recognize the resilience of the Filipino people in times of adversaries. In his recent tweet, he thanked the Filipino people for showing the world how to live. Truly, it is remarkable how the Filipino strength and spirit remain unshaken even after countless of obstacles brought towards them, from the Zamboanga war to Bohol earthquake and now, the effects of typhoon Yolanda.
Meanwhile, Sanchez has been noticeably absent in ABS-CBN’s primetime newscast TV Patrol. Speculations regarding her absence surfaced all over the web, saying that she has been suspended from her daily newscast since Thursday, November 14 after her live coverage from Ormoc City to check on relief efforts.
Korina Sanchez only got suspended for 1 week? Shouldve been longer but whatever lol
— Kathleen G. Sy (@kathgsy) November 17, 2013
omg lol korina sanchez is suspended, anyare naman kay arnold clavio
— mikhaella (@mastersunggyu) November 17, 2013
The ‘Korina Sanchez Suspension’ is not true. FYI.
— Mykapalaran (@mykapalaran) November 17, 2013
However, Korina denied the rumors after an interview over DZMM saying that she has been doing field work for her magazine program “Rated K” featuring the victims of typhoon Yolanda. ABS-CBN, on the other hand, has kept mum on the issue.
Anderson Cooper vs. Korina Sanchez: Cooper’s Response and Sanchez’s Alleged Suspension