Monday, October 26, 2009

Hayden Kho's Camp: "DOJ Pressured to Charge Him"

On an article at last October 23, 2009 on the embattled doctor's indictment, Kho's camp alleged that DOJ gave way to pressure from media and Sen. Bong Revilla when they ruled on the case.  Kho's counsel, Atty. Lorna Kapunan pointed out that it was being made into a "media spectacle".

Has Kho's camp forgotten that it was also the media that they used to build up Hayden's "good name"? Weeks before the DOJ's ruling, we were swamped with TV interviews and Media items featuring how Hayden is/was, as a good man, a good son, a good brother, a good relative, a good friend, blah blah blah. Everthing you'll hear from these campaigns about Hayden were good. They even featured Hayden as a reformed man or at least on his way to being reformed. All these are obviously PR campaigns to build up Hayden. In all these interviews and features, I have never heard nor seen Hayden say, "Katrina, I am sorry. I should have not done what I have done". We never heard the actual sincere apology.

Now that their ploy did not work, they are blaming the media for pressuring DOJ. A "media spectacle"? Have they forgotten that Hayden got himself into this spectacle? Have they forgotten that Hayden is a celebrity - a status that he himself so aspired?  When the media was featuring Hayden on his way to celebrity-hood, they weren't saying anything about the press making a "spectacle" of his activities...why the turnaround now, just because the "spectacle" he is involved in is now a negative one?

The truth is, he did what he did. And he should be made accountable and responsible for that.

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