Friday, August 26, 2011

Scratch non-POP: "Bashing James Soriano"

Tadaima... quaresma!

After the Cat-Killer, Puppy-Hanger, Floating-Car Driver and Sacrilegious-Artist... the internet has another victim to bash...
This time it is James Soriano...
He is a columnist for the Manila Bulletin website...
His claim to fame (or shame?) is his latest article entitled,  "Language, learning, identity, privilege."
This was posted last August 24, 2011 at mbc.com.ph but was recently removed because of the overwhelming negative responses it has received from readers.
Why???
Well, he just branded the Filipino Language as the "Language of the streets" and said that (if I may quote...) "It (Filipino) might have the capacity to be the language of learning, but it is not the language of the learned."
After reading his article (full yun ha.. nag effort pa ako) earlier this morning, I can't help but to give him a piece of my mind as well.
For me, I think the whole article was insensitive, self-centered, matapobre-ious (if that's a word) and narcissistic...
Although well written (technically speaking), I believe that the insight in the article or the article itself is not worth reading or much worst writing...

Below is an unofficial copy of the article...
Read it (though not highly recommended) and tell me what you think about it, too...
Peace out... brownout!

2 comments:

  1. jeff..you should read the bekimon version of james soriano's article. i have the copy of this one.

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