The Democratic Party’s presidential candidate election committee, Lee Jae-myung, said it would file an application for mediation with the Media Arbitration Committee and the Election Commission if it does not publish corrections, saying that the report on the trial of Kim Man-bae, a key figure in the Daejang-dong preferential lobby case, and Hwacheon Dae-yu, a major shareholder, is biased.
Kwon Hyuk-gi, head of the public affairs department of the election committee, was reported at the briefing of the central party headquarters in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the 11th, based on the testimony of Kim Man-bae’s attorney at the trial the previous day under the titles ‘Kim Man-bae’s “Following Lee Jae-myung’s instructions”, “”Lee Jae-myung’s policy” He said this, saying that the title and content of the articles in the media did not sufficiently reflect the position of the Democratic Party leader. Accordingly, Vice-Chairman Kwon announced that he would apply for mediation to the Media Arbitration Committee Election Articles Deliberation Committee and the Central Election Commission Internet Election Reporting Deliberation Committee against all media that did not properly reflect the Democratic Party’s position in the title and article content.
Deputy general manager Kwon said in a call with Media Today this morning, “On the feet of a legal reporter, the headline ‘Daejang-dong Kim Man-bae Lee Jae-myung instruction’ was drawn out loudly and filled only with the content I was concerned about, whereas the position of the previous captain was only partially reported at the end of the article.” Some of the articles written by a legal engineer at first went out as ‘Lee Jae-myung’s instructions’ and then revised after our position was announced,” he explained. Deputy General Manager Kwon said, “There are media that reflect ‘the official position of Seongnam City, not the instructions of Jae-myung Lee’ in the headline (the title of the article). And if our position is reflected and amended, even if it is passed, if it is not reflected, we will file a lawsuit.”
Chosun Ilbo (first page article ‘Kim Man-bae’s side “Daejang-dong and Lee Jae-myung followed the policy”), etc., for some article titles, Deputy Director Kwon said, “The title and the content only contain a few lines at the end, the main content of the article is ours. It is a matter of concern, and it is written unilaterally,” he pointed out, and said, “The expression ‘instruction’ or the expression of the prosecution’s ‘toxin clause’, etc. as problematic expressions.”
In fact, in Kim Man-bae’s trial, Kim’s lawyer said, “(The prosecution is said to be the 7 toxic clauses in favor of Hwacheon Daeyu) regarding the provisions of the collusion guidelines. News and news outlets reported. A lawyer for the Hankyoreh Kim clan said, “The corporation set the basic direction in a way to obtain a definite profit (according to Seongnam City’s policy), and this was in accordance with the policy instructed by Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung at the time for a stable business. The profits of private operators are the result of high-risk investments, not breach of trust,” he wrote. Based on this reference, the title and content of the article were prepared.
In response, Lee Jae-myung’s public affairs committee posted on SNS messenger on the afternoon of the 10th, saying, “The so-called ‘seven toxic clauses’ claimed by the prosecution are not a clause that benefits private businesses, but a clause for local governments to collect development profits.” “Therefore, it is not a ‘toxin clause’, but a ‘profit redemption clause’,” he countered. In particular, the public affairs department said, “In addition, the policy was ‘Seongnam City Official Policy’, not a private instruction from Seongnam Mayor Lee Jae-myung at the time. . “Accordingly, articles citing expressions such as the ‘toxin clause’ claimed by the prosecution and ‘Lee Jae-myung’s instructions’ used by Kim Man-bae’s attorney during his pleadings are also false, and reports that affect the election.” We request corrections based on the facts,” he emphasized.
Regarding this, lawyer Lee Kyung-jae (representative lawyer of Northeast Asia law firm), the lawyer for the Kim Man-bae clan, said in a phone call with Media Today on the night of the 10th, “Legally, Seongnam City does not work (decision), but a natural person does the actual action.” (The expression that the policy was followed by Lee Jae-myung’s instructions) is merely an indication of the natural person who performed the act.” Lawyer Lee argued, “It is correct to say that it was ordered by Lee Jae-myung, the mayor of Seongnam at the time.”
The Chosun Ilbo reported that when the court statement became controversial, Kim’s lawyer took a stand late in the afternoon and said, “It was only to the effect that the Seongnam Urban Development Corporation materialized it according to the basic policy set by Seongnam City. It was not the intention that the mayor of Seongnam made all decisions.”
On the morning of the 11th, Won Hee-ryong, head of the policy department for the presidential candidate’s presidential nomination committee, Yoon Seok-yeol, appeared on CBS radio’s ‘Kim Hyun-jung’s News Show’ on CBS Radio’s ‘Kim Hyun-jung’s News Show’ and argued that “You shouldn’t play with puns.” did.
On the other hand, in the article on the 11th, Newsis stated, “In regards to the ‘result’ that the construction company took only fixed profits and huge profits were returned to the private sector, when Kim’s lawyer mentioned Lee Jae-myung, the policy of Seongnam City for the Daejang-dong development project at the time was ‘stable’. It came out in the process of explaining that it was ‘to secure profits,'” he wrote.