Occam’s Razor

August 30, 2007

Idiotic Depths

Filed under: idiots — lesturla @ 11:18 am

And I thought this issue’s over! Until of course Manila Standard Today chose inaction as its course of, well, action. To begin with, it’s really frustrating that Manila Standard Today chose to be silent throughout the course of this issue. Even worse, they are going to run Malu Fernandez’s column again. It seems to me that their silence is sending a very clear message: For MST, they did no wrong.

And this is where I have a problem. But let’s play Occam’s Razor:

Q: What respectable publication will publish such garbage?

A: If they had sensible editors who actually read articles before they print them, the article wouldn’t have made it in print. Take your pick: No editors or Stupid editors. Given the choices, it’s simply irresponsible journalism.

Q: What could the publishers of MST be thinking?

A: Why bother. It’s their irresponsibility and tastelessness that caused all this shit. You expect them to get right and clean after their mess? Irresponsible and tasteless publications don’t have that capability. Apparently, MST IS irresponsible and tasteless.

Q: So what do we do now?

A: They have sunk themselves so low in their inaction. Do you want to pull them out and stage a fight? Don’t. Let them sink. Don’t buy MST. Tell your friends to do the same. If you know advertizers who do business with them, convince them to pull out. But don’t ever expect them to grow up. Keep it simple. Idiocy tends to be the same poison that kills the idiot.

Sure, as an organization they have the right to choose if they fire her or not. But as publishers, for them to go all mute and dismissive of a fault that is rightly theirs and their writer’s is simply unacceptable. In this respect, MST is therefore worse than Malu Fernandez. Shame!



August 20, 2007

Isang Dambuhalang Idiot

Filed under: idiots — lesturla @ 3:31 pm

It was too tempting to blog about this issue but tingog.com’s take on this issue is the best I have seen. So I leave it to him to fill you in.

My take: People like Malu Fernandez should not see publication. They should see a psychiatrist or an exorcist! Abnormal yang baboy na yan! Pwe!

Meantime, boycott Manila Standard Today and email their advertisers to pull out their ads. Di ba sabi ko nga yang elitism na yan ay walang naidudulot na maganda?!

The best tong mga comments compiled by Sparks:

From spanx:

PUNYETA pala itong MALU FERNANDEZ na ito eh, ang daming sinasabi, wala naman iniisip, t*ng ‘na, lahat ng mga kapwa nating Pinoy na nagsusumikap sa Dubai, na-insulto mo.

Nagawa mo pa asarin lahat ng mas mahirap sa iyo. Eh kung i-forward itong mga pa-kyut mo sa http://www.alexboncayaobrigade.com/, matuwa ka pa kaya?…And do shut your trap before I go all Sun-Tzu on your fat ass.

From stevie:

As a backgrounder, Ms Fernandez has struggled with a weight problem since birth. She has tried everything. Obviously unsuccessful, Malu, single fortysomething, has just resorted to being a bitch to get noticed. Let’s not spam her then.

From Manila Boy:

Even if the acerbic Ms. Fernandez tries to ignore all the hate mails and vehement blogs virtually chopping her up into liempo, all these intensely negative vibes will surely give her a very bad long weekend indeed.

From aika:

Truth, you say? Here’s a little glimpse of reality. The last time I checked, Philippines is a third world country and people struggle to at least eat three times a day. And some families do this by sending a family member abroad, doing whatever they can – including being miles away from their loved ones – just so their families here in the Philippines could live a freaking decent life. Here’s your reality: there’s nothing f*cking funny about that.

From Pedestrian Observer:

While Donya Buding is a class act and really a classy woman Malu Fernandez has no class, nada, zip, zilch so excuse me, comparing her to Donya Buding is the biggest insult ever. Fer cryin out loud she is not even in the calibre of a cartoon character like Miss Piggy what more with Donya Buding.

From shane:

At bakit hindi sya magrereklamo na masikip ang upuan, ang taba taba kaya nya. Kung ako sa kanya, magpapa-LIPO ako kay Vicky Belo or kay Pai Calayan!

From valkyrieangie:

puh-leeze. some people with lower socioeconomic background are better bred than you are. even if all they get to eat are noodles and rice to get by and you get to stuff yourselves with escargot and champignon (which is just the sosyal way of saying suso at kabute, noh). we may not be your target audience, we middle class people, but we can read and we know when we are being put down.

From azrael:

I am an OFW myself, and it hurts me big-time when a fellow pinoy looks down on me and judge me by mere affinity. It’s just not right. Besides, what’s wrong with selling celphones and perfumes at duty free shops? What’s wrong with using cheap ass perfumes like Axe and Charlie? What’s wrong with being loud and friendly with your fellow pinoys on a plane?? DAMMIT.. WHAT????

From jovi:

Miss… er… Blimp, I’ll have you know that I’ve read the unabridged versions of books like “Brothers Karamazov”, “War and Peace”, “Anna Karenina”, “Les Miserables”, among others, and I think those can be considered thicker than a magazine but I still cannot, for the life of me, appreciate your so – called acerbic wit, but hey, maybe it’s just me.

From Filipinowriter:

Just because she feels that she can’t make a difference, doesn’t mean it’s a lost cause. The fact that people are actually trying is much more noble, than playing aristocrat and hinting that The Philippines is a lost cause.

For easy reference, Azrael compiled this list of blogs about this topic:

Mahaderang Matapobre sa OFWs

The Devil Wears Jo Malone

Fire Malu Fernandez, Boycott Manila Standard Today and People Asia Magazine

Hoy Malu! Wait… Mal-who? Teka, sino ka ba?

Da Daily Donkey Goes to Malu Fernandez!


Still more on “La Diva Loca”

Fierce and Fabulous Ingrata

Malu Fernandez

Matapobre ba o Nagpapakatotoo lang?


That Fishy Malu Fernandez Smell

Bitter, Spiteful Snob

The Abominable Snob Woman


More on the Diva

Panawagan: Patalsikin, Boykotin

The Bigotry of Malu Fernandez and In Defense of the Filipino Migrant Workers

Let’s Spam That B*tch

You’re Bacon, Bitch!

Heskyus Us

OFW Snob

Pakitingnan naman itong nakuha kong blog pls… Kakainis!!!

Bad cholesterol, Very bad cholesterol

Malu Fernandez flies economy class

Nang magsabog ang impyerno ng kakupalan sa mundo, ang kolumnistang ito ang nakasalo

Seething with anger

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