Tuesday, August 05, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, July 18 2008] Another President Chun Doo-hwan

With his buddy the Mad Cow in tow, President Lee thanks all those who are helping him seize control of the broadcast media. Those who are helping him include his mentor, who now heads the broadcasting commission, and prosecutors and private security guards who were present at a recent YTN shareholders’ meeting at which one of Lee’s former aides was appointed to the post of chief executive officer.

This Lee, however, bears an uncanny resemblance to another person fond of controlling the media, former President Chun Doo-hwan. For Koreans, the sight of Chun’s bald pate, drawn here on Lee, brings back memories of a time to which they’d rather not return.

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