Part 1: Video surfaces on Facebook showing foreign men mistreating Korean woman
Part 2: Is the Facebook video fake?
Part 3: More on the Facebook video
Part 4: Today's Facebook video update
Part 5: Korea Herald follows up on the Facebook video
Part 6: A conversation with 'Last Known Survivor'
Part 7: Reports on the staged video
After the Washington Post posted that the video "appears to have been staged," the Korean media has picked up on this - barely - with a story by Newsis being reprinted by the Hankyoreh, Chosun.com and Nate. Some of the comments by netizens at Nate have been translated here. The Newsis piece has an unintentionally amusing ending, however:
However, outside of their insistence [that it was staged] and two different versions [of the video] there is no objective evidence proving this video was directed. Nothing like a receipt or contract showing that the western men actually received money has been found.Forget the impossible to fake alternate versions! I want an easily faked receipt or contract!
A couple days after the WaPo post went up some guy posted his commentary on the video (as if it was real) on Youtube, and it currently is headed towards 4 million views (with a million in the last day since he posted an update saying it appears to have been staged). One wonders what number of viewers the director was hoping for when he first posted the video online...
(Hat tip to Scott Burgeson)