Japan Times ponavlja neistinito izvještavanje o anime news mreži Vic Vicnogne unatoč tužbi

Vic Mignogna

Određeni mediji i dalje ustraju u narativu da su optužbe protiv glumca anime glasa Vica Mignogne legitimni. U stvari, čak se udvostručuju čak i pred Mignogninom tužbom, koja pokušava zaustaviti lažne optužbe koje su o njemu kružile.

Najnoviji korak u borbu je Japan Times, koji je objavio članak Ožujak 10th, 2019, pod nazivom "#MeToo optužbe potiču američke konvencije o animeima".

The article is about how people claiming to have been abused and making accusations against Vic Mignogna has had an effect on U.S., anime conventions, and they seem to position the article to hope that it one day affects Japan, too. However, the basis for the entire article hinges on a piece form Anime News Network whose intent and claims were called into question when it was discovered some of the information was false. Japan Times wrote…

- Lynzee Loveridge, urednica ANN-ovog upravnog interesa, sastavila je račune iz prve ruke, uglavnom anonimne, od šačice obožavatelja i jednog cosplayera, od kojih su se svi osjećali maltretirani, vrijeđani ili fizički žrtvovani Mignogninim postupcima. ANN je objavio i fotografije glumca koji prihvaća mlade autograme. Članak je učvrstio i legitimirao postove društvenih medija.

 

“’I don’t get a lot of great sleep working on these types of stories,’ Loveridge tells me, recounting the hours of research and the ethical quandaries behind her reporting. ‘You have to almost disconnect emotionally to make sure you’re seeing everything from all sides.’

The “all sides” statement turned out to be untrue, as users were threatened with bans from Anime News Network forums for calling the evidence into question and airing open support for Mignogna, while the website’s editors went out of their way to attack and call YouTubers "Alt-desno" i "nacisti" jer je istaknuo da je internetska stranica koristila lažne informacije za konstruiranje svoje priče, uključujući slike koje su korištene bez dopuštenja posjetitelja konvencije koji nikada nisu tvrdili da ih je zlostavljao Mignogna. Zlouporaba informacija i pogrešno tumačenje činjenica zabilježeni su u nedavnom videu koji je YouTuber Hero Hei u odnosu na dio Anime News Network i članak Japan Times.

Bez obzira na to koliko su informacije bile lažne - i na činjenicu da su neki od njih to činili optužbe su raskrinkane kao izmišljotine when the evidence didn’t link up with their testimonies – both Funimation i Rooster Teeth nastavili su pucati na Vic Mignognu from their current and future projects, and a variety of anime conventions cancelled Mignogna’s appearance, practically ending his career in the industry.

Japan Times brushes over the Mignogna’s lawsuit, failing to explain why it started and the money it has raised. Instead the website focuses on the people who have been supporting Mignogna, painting them as harassers, writing…

“Kao i kod drugih navoda o nedoličnom ponašanju u razdoblju #MeToo, retorika koja je izbila iz afere Mignogna postala je ružno brza. U zagrebačkim horor emisijama društvenih medija, optužbe pretpostavljaju krivnju bez dokazanih dokaza ili sudskih postupaka, a obrane postaju suptilne, osobne i infantilne.

 

Former Funimation Productions marketing director Lance Heiskell, a con exhibitor for over a decade, says, ‘The reactions from the pro-Vic people harassing the people who came forward with their story has been severe. This backlash is cruel.’

What the article doesn’t address is that there’s a backlash against the accusations because many of them turned out to be false.

Worse yet is that one of the people allegedly involved with Funimation’s investigation that led to Vic Mignogna’s firing had actually izradio je SWATting hoax and blamed it on Vic Mignogna’s fans. It turned out that a SWATting had never taken place.

Ove lažne tvrdnje koje su iznesene na vidjelo označene su kao uznemirujuće ometanje od strane odvjetnika Nicka Rekiete. Pomogao je Vic Mignogni podići više od $ 100,000a putem a GoFundMe kampanja podnijeti tužbu i pokriti pravne troškove.

Čini se da Japan Times jednostavno preskače ključne detalje, istodobno potičući vrlo specifičnu priču, što je svjetlo na činjenicama.

This kind of one-sided narrative pushing by the media did not go unnoticed by the visitors of Japan Times, and the comment section is rife with people calling the outlet out for following lock-step and sync with Anime News Network’s alignment with witch hunting Mignogna.

(Hvala na vijestima Rala Cloft)