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[Article] The [Truth] that News Titles Tell You …

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新聞標題告訴你的「真相」— 金賢重涉嫌打女友? An unbiased news article on HJ’s case. Finally some decent write-up which is very objective

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.

News Courtesy: + (eng trans) kelemama
(note: this is not a full translation of the article)


7 responses

  1. gamze hocaoğlu

    Sorry but if korean people believe them, there is a huge IQ problem. Qll of them are ridiculous.

    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  2. Bella

    Thank you so much . This is the best article I have read about this case so far. I hope there will still be good media personals who at least feel responsible to the damage that they made to a person life. The way they twisted the fact is really harmful and the crime itself. It is the most hurtful toward their own society and the most suffering toward the people related. It’s really shameful if the society allow this kind of practice continue without correcting.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:39 am

  3. Noya

    Finally another unbiased article. Of course media is a powerfull tool who take out of context and distort the truth only by the title. Those so self righteous people who commented and judged and convicted prior any real proof, I wonder how many really read what was written or understood what was written, or used some logic to look at things and dates and look for real facts, just took sides without any prior check. They see what they want to see not even trying to understand. Pity, how they go by with their daily lives I wonder?!?

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:24 am

    • Bella

      Agree with you. Somehow I wish one day those people will have an experience being judged by public before they have a chance to prove. Only then they will realize their harmful behaviors.

      Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:58 am

      • Noya

        Bella Dear,
        don’t bet on that…that they will realize their harmful behaviour, not even then, they may lack the understanding or compassion….:)

        Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 4:31 am

  4. Hoan Vu

    really good article. thank you very much.

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:18 am

  5. Cagome


    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 2:14 am

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