Update: ABC backtracking on Premier Exhibitions allegations

by PlanMaestro

ABC News is preparing their fallback, after their key informant against Premier Exhibitions turned out to be employed by the competition and is backtracking from all the executed Chinese prisoners allegations. The original 20/20 report was on YouTube for almost two years, it is a pity that is has been removed.

The whole thing seems extracted straight from a P.T. Barnum playbook.

In testimony for the Florida lawsuit, Sun said he never delivered any bodies to Dr. Sui’s company, only to von Hagens and none of them were executed prisoners.Sun said he had lied to ABC News because “Gunther von Hagens told me [to do it]. I had no choice, you know. And also I thought it was no big deal if I told a lie to Americans, because it’s only, you know, tricks played between the commercial competitions. No big deal.” He also said von Hagens gave him a 10,000 Euro bonus for lying about his rival Dr. Sui.

In testimony for the Florida lawsuit, Sun said he never delivered any bodies to Dr. Sui’s company, only to von Hagens and none of them were executed prisoners. Sun said he had lied to ABC News because “Gunther von Hagens told me [to do it]. I had no choice, you know. And also I thought it was no big deal if I told a lie to Americans, because it’s only, you know, tricks played between the commercial competitions. No big deal.” He also said von Hagens gave him a 10,000 Euro bonus for lying about his rival Dr. Sui.

Nobody said that capitalism was a gentleman’s sport and we all know that the truth should not get in the middle of good TV.Wait, wait, I have one more cliche: lies, lies, in the hope something sticks.

In addition to his claim that he lied to ABC News, Sun also testified he was ordered by von Hagens in 2005 to concoct phony petitions and letters of protest that were sent to officials in Florida concerning a Premier body exhibition that was scheduled to open there. The lawsuit claims these “forged” papers were “intended to stop [the exhibition] from opening.”

Von Hagens declined to comment on these allegations.

I particularly like how ABC News cover their … incomplete reporting. At the end nobody was hurt. Right?

The ABC News report concluded there was “no hard evidence” that any bodies of executed prisoners were actually included in the Premier Exhibitions display.

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