Pardon me while I start raving. Pebbles and rocks fall from the air; whomever it hits… I do not care.
What we have is this: Ted Failon, a famous newscaster, is a suspect in the shooting of his wife, Trinidad. It made waves, all right; it’s in the headlines, it’s in the blogosphere, and it’s everywhere. People have all sorts of theories as to who shot who. What shocks me – and what irks me at the same time – is my friend and fellow FV contributor, Patricio Mangubat, going as far as to report the incident at Filipino Voices, and then having to (at the very least) parenthetically refer to this incident in New Philippine Revolution in this way:
Clearly, these are all INITIAL REPORTS and I wrote them here just to update our readers on this case. The police is investigating this incident, which has shades of that O.J. Simpson murder case some years ago.
Will Failon be our next version of O.J. Simpson? Remember that some years ago, former Ilocos Congressman Farinas was, himself, accused and speculated to have murdered his wife Maria Theresa Carlson. Farinas was later cleared after reports say Carlson committed suicide by jumping from the open window of their condominium unit.
We need to reserve judgement on this one and avoid speculations since the authorities are doing their jobs to get to the bottom of this very controversial incident.
First of all, I hate taking bloggers to task, on account that I’m a blogger. I don’t want this to boil over to the kind of blog-troversy that’s starting to turn into a train wreck over at Reyna Elena’s blog. As much as I respect Reyna, as much as I respect Patricio, and as much as I have nothing but respect to the Filipino blogging community…
I think that it borders on absolute bollocks – yes, bollocks - that we’re talking about the Failon shooting incident right now. Hell, after this entry is over, I might as well take off my own boots and kick my ass for even writing about it.