Philippines President-Elect: Cool To Kill A Journalist If He’s A ‘Son Of A Bitch’
(CNN)The Philippines’ controversial president-elect has picked a new fight.
Speaking at a press conference to unveil his new cabinet Tuesday, Rodrigo Duterte said journalists killed on the job in the Philippines were often corrupt.
“Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, if you’re a son of a bitch,” Duterte said. “Freedom of expression cannot help you if you have done something wrong,” he added.
His comments were a response to a question about how to protect press freedom after a crime reporter was shot dead in Manila on Friday.