[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

An additional transcript of a conversation between Kim Gun-hee, wife of the presidential candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, and an internet media reporter was released, and the ripples are growing. Mr. Kim has been at the center of various allegations, including repeated false statements of history and involvement in Deutsche Motors stock price manipulation. So it seems that more attention was paid to the content of the call. The Seoul Central District Court made a decision on the 19th that there is no problem in broadcasting virtually all of the call recordings for a total of 7 hours and 45 minutes. On the 21st, the Seoul Southern District Court also allowed most of the content to be broadcast, citing only some of the injunction application that Mr. Kim made against . Accordingly, many of Kim’s remarks that were not reported by ‘Straight’ on the 16th were revealed. There are many more shocking things than the remarks made in ‘Straight’. There are many remarks that deny or destroy the constitutional and democratic values ​​that our society has built up with difficulty while making many sacrifices. This week, we will look at the problems of Kim Gun-hee’s remarks and the various controversies that arise from them.

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

“If I take power, there () will not be completely safe. () Now, if we get power, the police will take care of them even if we don’t order them. That’s scary.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

Court “Kim’s remarks are of public interest and subject to verification”

That’s a really scary word. There were some laughs in some passages, but it shouldn’t be a joke either. It would be shocking for the wife of a presidential candidate in a 21st century democracy to say that she would take revenge on the media for reporting critical of her if she came to power. This is an overseas topic. The court said, “The remarks that refer to some media companies and say, ‘If I come to power, I won’t let go’ and ‘I will put them all in prison if I go to the Blue House’ are contents that give a glimpse into the usual media, politics, and power views. Therefore, they are all of public interest and subject to verification.” Freedom of expression and freedom of the press are essential conditions for the existence of democracy, and are values ​​our citizens have kept while fighting the regime that oppresses them for a long time. Freedom of expression was threatened even during the Presidents Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye, not to mention the military dictatorship in the past. You may remember the case in 2008 when ‘Minerva’, a commentator who gained popularity by writing a critique of the government’s economic policy on the Internet, was arrested in a prosecution investigation and released after a court acquittal. This case is considered to be a representative case of the prosecution’s ‘target investigation for the defense of the government’. It has also been criticized by the international community, including the United Nations, for undermining freedom of expression. On the day of the Sewol ferry disaster, the Seoul bureau chief of Japan, who wrote a column about President Park Geun-hye’s ‘Seven Hours that Disappeared’, was also indicted by the prosecution, but was eventually acquitted.

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

Kim Gun-hee’s remarks are astonishing in that they revealed the perception that it is possible to suppress freedom of expression even more than in these cases. Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon, who has been criticizing the current government for suppressing freedom of expression, should give a responsible explanation for his wife’s remarks. Otherwise, you are denying democracy. There are also remarks that show that Kim Kun-hee’s remarks can not only be absurd nonsense.

“(If you have something to report) I’ll send you (contact information), so go there. I’ll tell Han Dong-hoon to deliver it. you have to sneak you have to be careful Wherever you go, you have to be careful.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

‘I keep in touch with Han Dong-hoon (Chief Prosecutor), so if there is anything to report, I will deliver it to you.’ The court found that the transcript of the remarks to this effect was also worth disclosing as content that could give a glimpse into the relationship between Mr. Prosecutor Han Dong-hoon was a close confidant of Candidate Yoon when he was the Prosecutor General, and he is a major figure in the case of ‘prosecution collusion’, which is suspected of the prosecution’s targeted investigation. Kim Gun-hee’s remarks about Prosecutor Han Dong-hoon suggest that the two are not only very close, but also cooperate or cooperate in the prosecution’s investigation. In fact, the Ministry of Justice’s decision on disciplinary action against Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol revealed that when the case of collusion between prosecutors in 2020, Prosecutor Han Dong-hoon and Kim Kun-hee spoke on the phone nine times in four months and exchanged KakaoTalk 332 times in three months, former Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae said. There is a bar.

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

It is questionable whether Kim Kun-hee, who has no position or authority in the prosecution, influenced the prosecution’s investigation through her husband or a prosecutor. If this is true, criticism of ‘prosecutor’s nongdan’ and ‘privatization of the prosecution’ cannot be avoided. It is necessary to thoroughly examine why Kim Kun-hee and Prosecutor Han Dong-hoon kept in contact so frequently, what kind of relationship the two had in relation to the prosecution’s investigation, and why Kim and Han remain in contact even after candidate Yoon Seok-yeol left the prosecution. .

Kim’s “if I take power” is ‘abnormal usage’

In the previously quoted remarks on retaliation against the media, Kim Kun-hee used the expression “if I take power.” It is a very unusual usage, sufficient to raise suspicion that, as a wife, she is intervening in her husband’s public affairs, going beyond the usual level of being interested in and advising on her husband’s affairs. In fact, there were many remarks directly suggesting that Mr. Kim was deeply involved in Yun’s primary campaign.

“The camp is a mess. So we have to reorganize.”
“There aren’t going to be people who move (camp), for example, my (brother) brother and a few others. If you order from here, everyone organizes a camp.”
“Your brother (reporter) is coming. Try jumping from camp to the Black Crew.”
“There’s a lot to do. I have to make it as huge as I ask. like information… (Your brother) is known for secretly doing things like the state government in the old days, and he’s good at that kind of thing.”
“I can give you 100 million as much as this reporter does.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

Power of the People is the position that Kim Gun-hee and Kim’s brother are not involved in the camp. If so, the suspicion of ‘non-sun intervention’ is growing. Seeing Kim, who has never held any official position at the camp, speaks out about camp management and recruitment, it is natural to wonder what kind of influence he is exerting behind the scenes. Regarding the remarks to the effect of ‘my husband is an idiot who can do anything because I have to take care of everything in Kim Kun-hee’s remarks’, the court said, “It is a content that gives a glimpse into Candidate Yoon’s abilities, views, and tendencies regarding overall state affairs.” It is of public interest and subject to verification.”

‘Shaman’ must not interfere with the job of the president

The controversy over shamanism has further amplified the suspicion of non-sunty intervention expressed in Kim’s remarks.

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

When the allegation that a former shaman known as ‘Geonjin Beopsa’ was acting as an adviser to the People’s Power Election Headquarters was raised on the 17th, candidate Yoon Seok-yeol said, “I was introduced to him by a party official and greeted him, and I know him as a monk. . Articles that said that he was not in charge of any position and that he was involved in schedules and messages is a very absurd story.” However, a video showing the unusual relationship was released soon after, such as ‘Geonjin Beopsa’ Jeon guiding Candidate Yoon at the election camp office, introducing the staff, and patting Yoon on the shoulder and back. Then, the next day, the People’s Power dismantled the network headquarters to which Chun belonged. If Mr. Jeon is not related to the camp, it is impossible to understand why he disbanded the organization. Many critics point out that the dismantling of the Network Headquarters should be viewed as an acknowledgment of the shamanic Jeon’s involvement in the election campaign.

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

In addition, suspicions were raised that the daughter and brother-in-law of ‘Geonjin Beopsa’ Jeon took on the role of managing and conducting SNS for candidate Yoon Seok-yeol. There were also several reports of circumstances showing the close relationship between Jeon and Kim Kun-hee. Monk Hyewoo of Ilgwangsa Temple in Chungju, who is said to be Jeon’s teacher, said in an interview, ‘At the invitation of Mr. Geon-hee Kim, he attended the exhibition organized by Cobana Contents (run by Mr. Kim) three times and gave him a blessing.’ In a radio interview, Rep. Kim Ui-gyeom of the Open Democratic Party said that Jeon’s daughter worked as a staff member for a photo exhibition organized by Kovana Contents in 2013. It was also reported that the company that sponsored the exhibition of Kovana Contents several times contributed 100 million won to the social welfare corporation of the sect to which Jeon belongs. There are also reports that candidate Yoon received advice from Chun while serving as prosecutor general. In this way, Kim’s own remarks are also contributing to the suspicion of the relationship between Mr.

“Because I am a very spiritual person, I prefer to read books and talk with guru at such times and talk about ‘what is life’.”
“It’s not like I’m receiving a god or anything like that, but I’m going to do better than most people… (Contemplation) is to look at the color. Seeing the appearance is what the sewers see.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

It shows that Kun-hee Kim is passionate about shamanism. The court pointed out that this part of the injunction decision is also subject to public inspection. “It is a content that voters can verify in the public debate whether (Kim) is making rational decisions based on objective grounds. Even at the time of the so-called ‘Choi Soon-sil National Nongdan Incident’ in 2017, ‘shamans’ and ‘Ki treatment’ were reported extensively in all newspapers and broadcasts, and it greatly contributed to the public’s judgment on the content of the incident and shaping public opinion. is a well-known fact.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

There is a circumstance where Kim was involved in her husband’s public affairs, and adding Kim’s attitude toward shamanism and her relationship with shamans, if candidate Yun is elected, shamanistic judgment through Kim may affect state affairs. suffice to raise concerns. Just thinking about it is terrifying. Not only in the field of security where the lives of the people are at stake, but also in the field of diplomacy where silent wars are waged over the national interest, domestic policies such as economy, society and culture that determine the future of the country, and extensive government coordination that should be fair and rational The possibility of a shaman intervening cannot be tolerated at all. Candidate Yoon must provide a clear enough explanation to clear the public’s suspicions about Mr. Otherwise, it will be difficult to avoid doubts about whether it is really possible to leave the government to the government and the criticism of ‘Season 2 preview for Choi Soon-sil’. In addition, there are problematic statements that have already received a lot of criticism.

“Me Too explodes because you don’t take care of your money” absurd sophistry

“I’m sure the conservatives will take care of it. There’s no such thing as free food or anything like that. From my point of view, that’s why #MeToo doesn’t pop up that much… The #MeToo popping doesn’t happen because you don’t pay for it.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

‘MeToo’ was a global social movement that revealed sexual crimes that had been hidden through the courageous actions of numerous victims and changed the social awareness and response to sexual violence. Since it was downgraded as absurd sophistry, it is natural that even foreign media paid attention to Mr. Kim’s remarks. It feels like the national dignity is being damaged. Lee Su-jeong, a professor of criminal psychology at Kyonggi University, and Shin Ji-ye, former president of the Korean Women’s Political Network, who participated in the People’s Power Predecessor, are also adding to the criticism. Kim Ji-eun, a victim of the sexual assault case of former Chungnam Provincial Governor Ahn Hee-jung, said in a statement issued through the Korea Sexual Violence Counseling Center on the 17th, “I saw Kim Gun-hee’s attitude toward conspiracy theories and sarcasm, even in cases in which guilt was confirmed by a court ruling. I’ve heard words that disparage the #MeToo containing the cry of the victims so easily.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

However, Kim Geon-hee said on the 16th, through the broadcast of this remark, “I made very inappropriate remarks in the process of criticizing some progressive feminists who exploited their sexuality. I am sorry to the people,” he said, and there was no further reaction. It could be an irresponsible attitude.

“You attacked the country investigation too much, the prosecution. So there was a fight with the prosecution. If I had stayed still, the former Minister Cho Kuk or Professor Jeong Kyung-shim could have passed without being arrested.”

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

Regarding the investigation into the former Justice Minister, Kim Kun-hee said, “It’s not like that, but[passport officials]attacked the country too many times,” and said that it was the background of the intense investigation. If we put Kim’s words literally, we can see that the investigation of former Minister Cho was not solely based on laws and principles. The fact that the investigation was strengthened in response to an external attack on the prosecution means that it was itself an investigation of a political nature. The use of the prosecution power to protect the interests of the prosecution organization or the interests of the prosecutor general is ‘privatization of the prosecution power’. In fact, it turned out that the prosecution’s investigation into the former Minister’s family, especially the private equity fund allegations, was an unreasonable investigation, as many of them were acquitted. As the Prosecutor General, Candidate Yoon should clarify the background and motives for directing and directing an unprecedented intensive investigation into a family. The court went one step further and said, “The suspicion of cohabitation and access to entertainment establishments related to the ○ chairman and prosecutors before marriage is not just a matter of privacy, but a matter of public concern because it is intertwined with connections with companies and prosecutors and allegations of bribery.” . It was decided that it was okay to broadcast for the public good, except for the parts related to extremely private life.

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

Finally, it is necessary to point out the attitude of some media reports, such as the reaction of the people in relation to Kim Gun-hee’s ‘7-hour call’ report.

Some media “reported inappropriately”… A nonsensical attitude worse than the court

The People’s Power opposed the ‘straight’ report as “a very vicious political operation beyond simple unfairness.” Even if I can honestly explain Kim Gun-hee’s inappropriate remarks and apologize in front of the people, it is not enough. In particular, Kwon Young-se, head of the Election Response Headquarters, said at a meeting of the election headquarters on the 17th, “They are trying to steal the government by using mean and vicious political voyeurism to put an indelible stigma on the candidate’s spouse.” I can’t help but ask if I’m talking nonsense like this after listening to ‘Seven Hour Calls’. It is incomprehensible that some media outlets and journalism scholars argue that ‘it is inappropriate to report private conversations’. On the 19th, the Seoul Central District Court ruled that there was no illegality in the recording process and that the reporting of the remarks was in line with the public interest. “Even if there are some other purposes, it can be recognized that the main purpose is ‘for the public interest’,” he said in the injunction decision. Nevertheless, the media taking up this issue again and again is an attitude that goes beyond the duty of defending the necessity of reporting in the public interest more than anyone else. Some even argue that it is against journalism ethics to report on everyday conversations rather than formal coverage. This is also a short insight. The media must report the words heard during a conversation with the reporter or the words of the reporter while drunk, if there is a need for the public interest. There were many cases where such reports led to a big scoop, contributing to power monitoring and institutional improvement.

[논썰]  Kim Geon-hee '7-hour call', reminiscent of 'Gukjeong Nongdan'

[논썰] Kim Geon-hee ‘7-hour call’, reminiscent of ‘Gukjeong Nongdan’

It is said that the reporter, who was on the phone with Kim Gun-hee, was accused and the prosecution started an investigation. This is the suppression of freedom of the press. The anti-democratic thinking of Mr. Kun-hee Kim, ‘I will put everything in jail’, should not be followed by the prosecution. We will continue to keep a close eye on the truth and ramifications of Kim Gun-hee’s ‘7-hour call’ and provide additional information to you. Planning and appearance Won-je Son Editorial member [email protected] Directing and editing Cho So-young PD Assistant Chae Ban-seok Reporter



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