That was never my intention. You believed their word. Honestly misled like WMD is not lying
but nonetheless untrue.
Neither are the samsung exec lying per se. Like I said it is perfectly valid excuse. But they have their own constraints. Life is not so simple and straight forward.
Anyway sidetrack on this issue here's a snippet out yesterday... so which exec is "lying"?:
SEOUL, March 22 (Yonhap) -- LG Display Co. recently requested that Samsung Electronics Co. confirm news reports that one of its senior executives publicly insulted LG engineers, sources said Tuesday, raising worries that intensifying market competition between the two South Korean electronics rivals might develop into a court battle.
The move comes after Kim Hyun-suk, vice president of Samsung's digital media business, reportedly derided LG engineers by using a swear word during a meeting with reporters on March 8. The remark was made as he explained to reporters the differences in the 3-D TV technologies of the two rival companies.
"It is true that we sent the letter (to confirm the incident)," an LG Display official said. "Though we are competing with each other over 3-D TV technology standards, there are business ethics and manners that we have to observe."
Samsung and LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 1 and No. 2 flat-panel TV makers, have been engaged in a war of words over whose 3-D TV technology is more advanced. LG Display supplies display panels to LG Electronics.
The battle flared up further after LG Electronics unveiled a new 3-D TV lineup last month using the film-type patterned retarder technology, claiming that its TVs are more advanced than those made by Samsung.
In an unusually harsh rhetoric, Samsung recently lashed out at its smaller rival for launching "dishonest" marketing campaigns about their 3-D TV technologies.
LG Display said the company sent the letter to Samsung in order to confirm the situation, adding that if the report of the alleged remark turns out to be true, the company might consider taking legal action against the Samsung executive for damaging the reputation of its engineers.
"If it is true that an executive member of such a respected global company insulted a rival company's workers, it is disappointing and also unacceptable," the LG official added.
Meanwhile, a Samsung official confirmed that Kim made an "inappropriate" remark, saying that he expressed regret for it. The official said that Samsung plans to keep as low of a profile as possible, fearing that a protracted fight between the world's leading TV manufacturers might tarnish its corporate image in the global market.