GMA 7’s Jun Veneracion reacts to criticisms about his interview with Christopher Lao

Mr. Veneracion is apparently reacting to criticisms that he unwittingly made UP Law student Christopher Lao look stupid on camera during his interview with him last August 2. That was when Mr. Lao’s car was rendered useless by last Tuesday’s flashfloods (triggered by storm Kabayan). Chris Lao ranted on national television that he was not at all aware that Mother Ignacia Avenue in Quezon City was impassable that morning because “he was not informed.” Mr. Lao has been described as “dumb” and a “moron” by throngs of people online for his remarks. He even has hate pages in Facebook.

Here are Veneracion’s posts on his Facebook page (click image for higher resolution):

GMA 7's Jun Veneracion on his interview with Christopher Lao: "It was plain and simple news delivered based on factual accounts. "

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4 thoughts on “GMA 7’s Jun Veneracion reacts to criticisms about his interview with Christopher Lao

  1. I don’t think Jun Veneracion could just be the one to blame. Remember, the process of producing a TV news story is not solely the reporter’s work.

    1. Yes, we know that of course. 🙂
      I agree with CMFR that the story could’ve been handled better, with emphasis on other bigger issues (like the dangers posed by floods on motorists).

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