North Korea and the modern media

The Winter Olympics are upon us, not usually of much interest in Australia given that we had experienced global warming well before anyone else. But it was nevertheless brought to my attention by this article in the Campus Review: Former North Korean students, in humanising suffering, tighten diplomatic ties. Not one-eyed at all, specially given the grievance expressed against South Koreans who don’t appear to be as sympathetic to the plight of North Koreans as you might wish, but certainly an article with more sense than you get in the American mainstream media. From Instapundit.

“THIS WEEKEND’S COVERAGE OF NORTH KOREA’S REGIME AT THE OLYMPICS WOULD MAKE EVEN FORMER NEW YORK TIMES JOURNALIST WALTER DURANTY BLUSH:” The Media Sides With North Korea Over The United States At The Olympics.

Ben Shapiro tweets:

As they say at David Horowitz’s Front Page Website, “Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.” The DNC-MSM are really going out of their way to drop the mask this weekend.

Flashback to last year: “Following the lead of CNN’s Brian Stelter, Thursday’s Situation Room touted the spike of sales in the book 1984 and strongly hinted that Americans view the Trump administration as the real-life version of Big Brother portrayed in George Orwell’s classic.”

UPDATE: Speaking of Stelter, as Michael Malice, the author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il tweets, “Reminder that CNN was more hostile to an American citizen who made a wrestling gif than to a representative of the most evil government on earth.”

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21 Responses to North Korea and the modern media

  1. Roger

    I was surprised to see interviews with young South Koreans on 7’s local coverage which saw them expressing a longing for reunification with the North as though it were Germany in 1989. Just how on earth do they imagine a democracy will reunite with a Stalinist dictatorship?

  2. Tim Neilson

    Roger
    #2634848, posted on February 12, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Maybe they’re Greens voters.

  3. JohnA

    Hmm, apropos the global warming mantra: wasn’t it supposed to end winters, and as a consequence the Winter Olympics?

    Why is the meeja still going bananas over the Political Winter Olympics, then?

    Enquiring minds want to know!

  4. Leo G

    “Silent and sphinx-like, Kim’s sister steals Pence’s diplomatic thunder” – Headline on Sydney Morning Herald article (NYT reprint)

    The brave MSM are not much interested in explaining the riddle.

  5. Confused Old Misfit

    I’m over 7’s coverage. Been watching Olympic summer, winter & Commonwealth games ever since they started being televised.
    If I have to see one more f’ing 19 min interview with the chubby little skiing kid I’m going to vomit!

  6. Dr Fred Lenin

    John a . Perhaps the snow is machine made using solar and wind power <since the global warming scam is a u.n.communist agenda plan ,there should be no problem getting thr Norks to go along with it .

  7. DM OF WA

    I don’t about the North Korea stuff but I found the ladies figure-skating very watchable.

  8. Roger

    Roger
    #2634848, posted on February 12, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Maybe they’re Greens voters

    Just to clarify, Tim, the South Koreans weren’t local, they were in S.K..

    I can only imagine it’s some variant of the Stockholm syndrome that has South Koreans rejecting the U.S. & casting conciliatory gestures towards Kim.

  9. NB

    “Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out.”
    Rhetorically, isn’t this just the deplorables in reverse?
    Yes, Marxists are liberally spread through our institutions, they love only power, and their creed is hate masquerading as love. But many liberal voters are just people who think that one can care for others by shovelling out taxpayer dollars and that sort of thing.

  10. overburdened

    It is significant that in all the pics I have seen of kim’s sister she keeps her mouth tightly closed not showing her teeth.

  11. Barry 1963

    The North Koreans have outmanoeuvred Trump. He looks like a war monger and the North is looking for peaceful relations with the South. Pence looked stiff and out of place. However, the North’s stunt will be a flash in the pan unless they can cook up something big with substance.

  12. Dan Dare

    Barry 1963, the North are cooking up something big with substance.
    Perhaps that’s the real problem.

  13. The Beer Whisperer

    It is significant that in all the pics I have seen of kim’s sister she keeps her mouth tightly closed not showing her teeth tapeworms.

    I fixes it!

  14. The Beer Whisperer

    Outmanouvered, Barry?

    Is a bunch of triggered psycho Leninist lunatics backing a despot to spite Trump “outmanouvering”?

    They’ve made themselves look like a bunch of escaped asylum inmates who decided to capture the local newspaper to publicise their moon-is-a-hollowed-out space-station and the English-monarchy-are-alien-lizard-people conspiracy theories.

    They’re pants-wetters with pussy hats pointing at Trump while barking at the moon buts of their own jokes.

  15. MPH

    Roger – anyone 20 or younger in South Korea has only grown up with the so-called ‘Sunshine Policy’.

    But Jees hasn’t the MSM jumped the shark with the Nork cheer squad love-in. I’d be smiling and dancing too if my family was going to the gulag for three generations if I failed.

  16. bobby b

    “The North Koreans have outmanoeuvred Trump. He looks like a war monger and the North is looking for peaceful relations with the South.”

    I know. Maneuvering Trump into launching all of those rockets towards and over Japan – demonstrating how Trump kills his own generals with pointblank artillery fire – showing the population of the US in squalor and starvation – they’ve really shown him to be the whackjob in this situation!

    Oh, wait . . .

  17. W Hogg

    Where I am, I have been more than usually exposed to the Clinton News Network. They interrupted their 24/7 coverage of Trump666SatanBeastWith7Heads to bring us 12 hours of fawning over KYJ. (Yes, that’s the sheila’s initials.)

    Apparently she’s powerful, smiled a few times at her all-expenses paid trip to the Olympics (I’d be grinning like a Cheshire Cat myself), and has a brother in the senior public service somewhere. And “stole the show.” Athletes? We don’t need no stinkin’ athletes.

  18. Cassie of Sydney

    So Barry 1963, what substance are you taking?

  19. Kneel

    “The North Koreans have outmanoeuvred Trump.”

    heh. I rather see it the other way – Trump out fruit-looped Kim. After decades of using threats to get what he wants, and watching politicians scramble for anything they can tag as the “road to peace”, Kim ran into PDT, whom all the MSM declared was “unstable”, “crazy” etc and who was suggesting he might turn NK into a crater with a nice healthy green glow and some not so healthy clouds and dust hanging around.
    After Kim changed his undies, he decided to do a complete U-turn and “play nice” with the south.
    PDT? Well, he got what he wanted, not despite the MSM’s hate of him, but because of it. Since to him, it’s results that matter, not rhetoric, he’s happy.
    Now watch the very same thing happen re: Wussiagate – it won’t be PDT who gets impeached/goes to gaol, it’ll be those like Hillbillary that O’Bummer “hired” who cop the pain. Watch how quickly the USA ramps up bus production – they Dimocrats will need plenty of ’em to throw people under!

  20. W Hogg

    “The North Koreans have outmanoeuvred Trump.”

    heh. I rather see it the other way – Trump out fruit-looped Kim.

    Yep. They’ve so cleverly outmanoevered Trump that they got everything they wanted. Except for money, aid, reactors, or any other handouts they got from previous POTII. And found themselves sanctioned. And even their former friends in China whaling on them like a red-headed stepchild. And cut off from coal and oil in winter. And unable to deal through the Chinese banks. But hey, they scored 2 free tickets to the Olympics. At which their insiders saw first hand how healthy and happy people are in ROK, and how great the infrastructure is by comparison. And how numerous and modern the vehicles on the roads.

    Yep, the Kims have absolutely nailed it.

  21. Roger

    Yep, the Kims have absolutely nailed it.

    Grant him this: he’s got nukes he can put on ICBMs.

    He’s thereby virtually assured the US won’t attack NK and he won’t end up making a last stand in a ditch by the side of a road or being pulled out of a spider hole by US troops.

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