The recording of ‘Seven Hour Call’ by Kim Gun-hee, spouse of candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, who is the power of the people, has emerged as a major variable in the presidential election. It is the internal judgment of the people that it is not a fatal issue enough to change the big picture, but there is a great sense of crisis within the party in that it can hold back the recent rebound in approval ratings.
The People’s Power has launched a full-fledged defense, such as applying for an injunction to ban broadcasting from MBC, which announced that it would report the recordings of Kim’s call, saying it was “a maliciously planned political operation of a specific force.” The Democratic Party of Korea pointed out that it was “intimidating the press.”
Kim Ki-hyeon, floor leader of the People’s Power, said, “It smells like political manipulation” targeting MBC broadcasting at a meeting on the 14th. he criticized Chief Spokesperson Lee Yang-soo said in a comment, “(The Voice of Seoul, which recorded the phone call with Kim) Lee approached Kim while lying for the purpose of illegal recording from the beginning, and secretly recorded it under the guise of a private conversation.” It was a low-level political operation planned in advance.”
The People’s Power Ancestor Headquarters bought a favor from Mr. Lee, who was in charge of filming for ‘Sound of Seoul’, and sent out a YouTube video telling him to misrepresent the open sympathy TV report related to Kim. He claimed to have recorded private conversations by asking guided questions.
The People’s Power leadership, including floor leader Kim, visited the MBC office building in Mapo-gu, Seoul on the same day to protest and said, “The recording of Mr. Kim’s call, which is scheduled to be released on the 16th by MBC’s investigative news program, ‘Straight’, is illegal, and it is illegal to disclose it. will,” he emphasized. Rep. Park Seong-joong, secretary of the opposition party of the National Assembly Science, Technology, Information and Broadcasting and Communications Committee, pointed out, “It is obvious election interference to act like Kim Dae-up at a time like this.” During the protest visit that day, there were also clashes with progressive civic groups.
On the 13th, Power of the People applied for an injunction against MBC for a broadcast ban, followed by the release of recording files for the YouTube broadcast ‘Sound of Seoul’ and the YouTube channel Open Sympathy TV, to which Mr. applied for an injunction.
Kim’s representative appeared at the Seoul Western District Court where the interrogation of the MBC injunction application was held on the same day, saying, “Lee is not in the form of an interview, but approaches to help victims in difficult situations, and then records all very private conversations and discloses them.” He argued, “The National Election Commission also interpreted the slander of Lee Jae-myung’s brother-in-law if it was edited and broadcast by the National Election Commission, as it was highly likely to be slandered. He also asked for a ruling to ban broadcasting of content that distorts facts by arbitrarily editing content that ridicules, caricatures, or denigrates Candidate Yoon. We have no choice but to file a civil claim for damages and a criminal complaint against them,” he said.
On the other hand, MBC’s representative countered, “Although the law does not specify the status of first lady, Kim’s views and influence are of public interest because he can easily influence the president from the nearest distance.” He continued, “Kim’s side insists that there will be provocative and sensational reports, but as a person close to the presidential candidate, he is trying to report on areas that are feared to exert undue influence.”
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