Saturday, September 13, 2014

[Translation] The (Truth) That News Titles Tell You - Kim Hyun Joong Suspected Of Assaulting Girlfriend?

(note: this is not a full translation of the article)

新聞標題告訴你的「真相」— 金賢重涉嫌打女友?The [Truth] that news titles tell you - Kim Hyun Joong suspected of assaulting girlfriend?

Basically the article is saying how news titles played a big part in leading the readers to what they think is the real 'truth'. Media used word play and suggestive words to mislead readers that the ex-girlfriend is the victim and KHJ did assault her.

The writer did a search on related news and there's hardly any news titles that suggest that KHJ is innocent until proven guilty. (search based on google / yahoo from China/Taiwan/Hongkong/Korea) Different titles presented different 'truth'. Most of the titles, were 'truth' that were deviated from the real truth, analysis shows that the medias' used of titles convicted [3 crimes].

[1st crime]: Ignoring "Innocent until proven guilty", they reported the girl's accusation which has yet been proved as the 'truth'.
In the reports, many article titles left out 'suspected' this word, for eg. [Kim Hyun Joong assaulted girlfriend for 2 months, causing rib fracture], the 'truth' that the title tell you is, Kim Hyun Joong assaulted the girlfriend, has been proven and guilty as charged, but the fact is, police has yet to investigate, and yet to decide if he'll be charged.

[2nd crime]: "Admitted there's physical altercation" became "Admitted to assault/battery", twisted Kim Hyun Joong's statement.
Kim Hyun Joong admitted there's physical altercation once, and definitely not habitual violence, but many titles deviated greatly, for eg. [Kim Hyun Joong admit hitting girlfriend, explained that rib fracture was just horseplay showing no sign of remorse].

[3rd crime]: Character/Personality murder
Media cannot judged the character of the person involved, or even 'murder' the person's character, even if previously the person already has bad record. But with pity, many media are questioning Kim Hyun Joong's statement, for eg. [Play word games claiming physical altercation, Kim Hyun Joong assault girlfriend causing trouble, left country to take refuge]

Another method of 'Character murder', is fabricating rumours. The 2nd day after the case was reported, Kim Hyun Joong left for Thailand for his concert, but media wrote it as he is fleeing the country. Next, he was photographed with a bruised finger in his Thailand concert, and the title is [Kim Hyun Joong assaulted girlfriend, bruised in middle finger revealed clue]. All these are irresponsible connections.

Kim Hyun Joong debut 9 years, has been very hardworking and achieved results, with fans all over the world. From the start of the issue till now, police has yet proven that the girl's words are real, and he is yet a suspect, but the few words from the news titles suggested to the public the 'truth' which is not true, causing his reputation and accomplishment he striven for the past 9 years almost destroyed overnight. Even if one day Kim Hyun Joong is proven as not a habitual abuser, but the damage will not be easily mended.


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Eng translation by: kelemama
photo credit: @MurdererQ 

1 comment:

  1. Why his lawyer and agency has not go to court to accuse the media.I do not understand.