Skip to comments.Japanese TV blunder labels ex-Prime Minister Abe a train groper
Posted on 11/22/2012 9:39:22 AM PST by DeaconBenjamin
Running for election in Japan isnt easy. But when your face is shown alongside titles like pervert and molester, its probably a lot harder than it ought to be.
Japans political system is a mess right now and, despite having seen six prime ministers come and go in as many years, the country is headed for an election next month, with one-time PM Shinzo Abe putting himself forward to be re-elected.
The politician was made a laughing-stock earlier this week, however, when the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) early morning TV show Asazuba accidentally displayed Abes photo alongside a news report about an NHK announcers arrest for a sex offense.
Despite having no relation to the incident whatsoever, Abes face filled viewers screens along with the name of NHK announcer Takeshige Morimoto, who anchors NHKs Ohayo Nippon program on Saturday and Sunday. Morimoto was arrested for allegedly groping a woman on the train.
Suffice to say, the politician was not pleased, and, suspecting this to be part of a campaign of negativity, took to his public Facebook page to tear TBS a new one.
This morning on the TBS show Asazuba, when a newscaster reported on a story regarding the apprehension of a molester, a photo of me was shown. Images of this blunder can now be seen clearly across the Internet, a red-faced Abe wrote. Have the slander campaigns already begun!? If this were merely an accident, it would be proper for the TV station to give me a personal apology, but as of yet I havent heard a single word.
As Abe points out later in his statement, during the broadcast, the newscaster acknowledged that the incorrect image had been displayed, but merely stated that the photo was unrelated and did not refer to the politician by name. As yet neither Abe nor his office have received any form of apology for the potentially campaign-damaging blunder, and have been left with a bunch of photos circulating the internet showing the mans face next to the word pervert. Hardly the best start to a campaign.
We have many US examples of “accidents” that the MSM has “done”...
Well, he’s a shoo-in for mayor of San Francisco.
In a city where kiddie porn possession is legal and girls under 15 are stars of sex magazines and DVD shops... I m surprised “train groping” would be considered a big deal.
Yeah. I don’t think the media makes “mistakes”. What they do, is pick winners in upcoming elections.
Only if he gropes boys.
are you sure about that?
Kiddie porn POSSESSION is legal in Tokyo and Nagano prefectures.
Not only that.... but
U-15 shops litter Tokyo. Girls as young as 8 (UNDER-15) posing and cavorting in the skimpiest outfits.... is totally culturally accepted.
Any wonder that child prostitution is considered a good way to “pocket money” by the KIDS??
Have you ever seen Japanese anime? The kind that hasn’t been cleaned up for US television?? Some of it is totally disgusting.