Asian Junkie has a very telling post up regarding the coverage of the rape allegations against Yoochun.
- The Korean media is (once again) relying on netizen speculation as though that were some kind of reliable source material.
- This they did in spite of the fact (once again) that there are readily-available media photographs and a media interview that prove the speculation wrong.
- The English-language K-Pop press parrots the misinformation, slathering on another layer of bullshit in the process.
This is the level of journalistic effort and care that is put into a story about a guy accused of being a serial rapist, the kind of story that without a doubt will have a serious impact on everyone concerned.
The complete and total irresponsibility here is just mind-boggling to me.