Wednesday, May 8, 2013

South Korean military wants documentary casting doubt on whether North Korea really sank the Navy corvette Cheonan banned


The South Korean military wants to ban a documentary that casts doubt on whether North Korea really sank the Navy corvette Cheonan. The families of the sailors who died aboard the Cheonan are joining the military in filing an injunction against the screening of the film.

Earlier this week, the Defense Ministry discussed possible legal steps and decided to involve the families for fear of causing a public outcry.

"The filing of the injunction must be taken from the context of a defamation suit," a Defense Ministry official said Tuesday. "It's legally impossible for the Defense Ministry and the Navy to be libeled, and the defense minister and Navy chief concluded it is legally ambiguous whether the film defames them personally."

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2013/05/08/2013050801033.html

Matt's thoughts:

Gee whiz, now why would they want this banned?

Due to the "emotional distress" experienced by the deceased's families?

Once again: emotion > intelligence = propaganda.