Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar called out Netflix’s political-satire show “Patriot Act” presented by Hasan Minhaj after allegedly making “erroneous narratives” against President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a report by GMA News, Andanar criticized the show’s episode prior to the Philippine mid-term elections because of Hasan’s alleged ‘falsehoods’ about the president and the death toll in the administration’s war on drugs.
Andanar said: “We find it desperate that, on the eve of the Philippine midterm elections, the vociferous detractors of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte would use an American comedy show, aired on Netflix, to demonize the chief executive and his government in its episode entitled ‘Brazil, Corruption and the Rainforest’ before the global audience.”
According to Andanar, Hasan’s figure of the drug war deaths mentioning 27,000 was ‘exaggerated’ as the official figure only shows 5,000.
“We express outrage that such erroneous narratives, obviously peddled by anti-Duterte haters and trolls, would find their way to the gullible TV host and his comedy show and unwittingly parrot these falsehoods to an audience unaware of the real score in the Philippines,” said Andanar.
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(Photo source: Facebook – @rodyduterte/ @patriotact)