I was itching to write something yesterday about this video on Christopher Lao. Read it on Facebook, and I initially did feel irritated at him throwing the blame on others and excluding himself from the blame.
But as I was contemplating on this matter this morning, I felt somehow guilty about looking at the poor fellow as a simpleton. We can really be so easy on judging others and think we are better than them. I bet nobody’s spared of this abominable character. The only difference is some others upon contemplation gets the conviction, while others (or most?) continue on hurling bad words and thinking they think better than a summa cum laude from UP.
The outburst of Christopher Lao was borne of the stress and frustration and shame being in that situation. Being caught in such a shameful situation was a slap on his face and the recourse was to throw blame. I bet that it was a struggle for him trying to explain and in his annoyance, he had had said things not befitting of a learned person. Juan has many weaknesses, too. And so are you.
He was right though saying there could have been fences or blockage and signage that the road is not passable for anybody and also for vehicles. Telling that people could have warned him seems not appropriate. The guy was too full of himself during the time of frustration.
The media coverage of GMA 7 failed to prevent the whole interview scene to appear as fair reporting. It focused on Lao’s tantrums. It can be said that this caused the hullabaloo. It is a sad thing that lots of online bullying were received because of that news. The statement by the news outfit was a tad late but a right move. The official statement of Lao was apologetic but I do think that those ‘intelligent’ (not bobo) will stop or accept that they were judgmental.