Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Filipinos Make Me Puke

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/17/yehey/opinion/20090217opi5.html

The Manila Times
17 February 2009

MEN & EVENTS
By Alito L. Malinao

The ugly American

My good friend, the lawyer Juliano “Jelly” Nacino, former legal counsel of the National Press Club, emailed me an open letter by a certain Art Bell, a radio talk show host from Nevada, USA, and the reply from Ms. May Muñoz, a Filipina. [...]

[The letter, entitled "Filipinos Make Me Puke," is an old hoax. The Philippine Daily Inquirer also fell for it some years ago (Leah Salterio, "US Talk Radio Host Insults Filipinos on Internet," 1 July 2001, p. 27). Mr. Malinao's column ends with this comment: "All I can add is that if Art Bell comes to visit Manila, not a few Filipinos would love to skin him alive."

[Art Bell, who in fact is married to a Filipina, was understandably angry. "I am going to sue you," he wrote. "You have made a huge mistake....You did not do your homework as a member of the press and it is going to cost your newspaper a lot of money." The Manila Times later published two retractions.]

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/19/yehey/opinion/20090219opi8.html

Manila Times
19 February 2009

LETTER

Our sincere apologies to Mr. Art Bell

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2009/feb/19/yehey/opinion/20090219opi4.html

The Manila Times
19 February 2009

MEN & EVENTS
By Alito L. Malinao

‘Hate letter a hoax’ – real Art Bell