It's good to see that the Hermit Kingdom can keep this up, what with all of that starvation going on... MANSE!
As an aside, I'm well aware that there is no such thing as a "free" press in North Korea, but don't you think it probably would have been worthwhile for Reinhard Krause or his editors at Reuters to point out that these types of public exercises are coerced
? Or heck, even a brief mention of the aforementioned starvation
might have been in order.
Reuters may protest that, in submitting a headline which contains elements critical of the North Korean regime, they would lose official access to the country. That's funny—isn't that the same dang excuse that CNN used to use
in justifying the glowing praise
it heaped at Saddam Hussein while he brutally oppressed the citizens of Iraq?
As it stands today, Reuters is aiding and abetting
the oppression of the North Korean citizenry by their government. Is that a "responsible" position for a "globally-conscious" news organization to take?
Besides that, with all of the advanced technology available to the media today, do you really
think it would be that
hard to get "unauthorized" photographs out of a fascist nation
Reuters should try some of that Juche philosophy
of self-reliance out for a change. It would do them some good.
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