Yesterday's (bourgeois) Korea Times had a "nice" example about how S. Korea's "democracy" works:
'Naggomsu' host put behind bars
A panelist of a popular online talk show ridiculing President Lee Myung-bak was put behind bars, Monday, following a controversial court ruling against him.
Chung Bong-ju(정봉수/Jeong Bong-joo), 51, a former opposition lawmaker and one of the four hosts of the podcast “I am a Ggomsu (petty trickster),” presented himself to the prosecution’s office in Seoul early afternoon. He had rejected the prosecution’s summons twice since sentenced with a one-year jail term on Friday by the Supreme Court.
The court upheld a lower court’s conviction on Chung of spreading false rumors during the 2007 presidential campaign that Lee was involved in a stock manipulation scam at BBK, an Internet financial firm.
After arriving at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, a teary Chung, surrounded by about 1,000 supporters, criticized the Supreme Court, saying Friday’s ruling by Judge Lee Sang-hoon was not acceptable.
“The battle to discover the truth behind Lee’s financial scam has just begun. I believe the ruling will draw more public interest in the case,” Chung said. “They are trying to put a gag in my mouth, but the truth will win in the end.”
Several opposition politicians, including Democratic Unity Party lawmakers Chung Dong-young and Park Young-sun as well as No Hoi-chan, spokesman of the Unified Progressive Party, accompanied Chung to the prosecution office to show their support for him...