Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol filed a complaint with the police against an MBC reporter who deceived his identity while covering suspicions related to his wife Kim Gun-hee’s doctoral thesis.
In a statement distributed to reporters on the 10th, the office of the spokesperson for former President Yoon said, “It is a matter of obtaining information after questioning ordinary citizens by impersonating the police, and serious crimes such as coercion and impersonation of public officials were committed.” We urge the investigation into the truth and thorough investigation into the illegal coverage of the reporters.”
The day before (9th) MBC ‘News Desk’acknowledged the police impersonation of the head office reporter and made an official apology. At the closing, anchor Wang Jong-myung said, “The head office confirmed that the reporters at the headquarters violated the ethics of reporting in the process of verifying the doctoral thesis of Kim Kun-hee, the wife of former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol.” It was confirmed that he identified himself as a police officer during a phone call with the owner of a car parked in front of the professor’s former address while checking the information.”
In addition, anchor Wang said, “The head office has decided to exclude two reporters who did not disclose their reporter identities from related work and hold them accountable according to the company rules. said.
However, former President Yoon is suspecting that this is not an individual deviation from the reporter. In this regard, MBC’s position is that it is an unreasonable claim. Choi Jang-won, director of MBC’s news agency media todayHe said, “It is unreasonable and difficult to accept an argument that there is a political intention or background in the process of reporting.”
In this case, former president Yoon filed a criminal complaint with the Seocho Police Station in Seoul against a total of three people, including two MBC reporters and a person in charge.
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