Reality check on North Korea and mediaRegarding North Korea’s recent threat of war on the United States over “gangster filmmaker’s” assassination movie of Kim Jong-un:
North Korea, which has numerously launched into many a public diatribe against U.S. senior officials, has once again demonstrated its usual anachronism, threatening to “mercilessly” target the United States for producing a film about the assassination of its beloved leader Kim. More puzzling than the reclusive regime’s predictable childish whining every once in a while is how the media actually spent time covering the bombastic comment in detail, updating the world about what the failed state is up to, creating the very effect young Kim intends.
The media should be more disinterested in reporting barely nutritious information on the totalitarian state. Readers will benefit from more intelligent information; the decorum of international diplomacy will remain less tarnished.
BY Choi Si-young, Editing adviser on Yonsei European Studies at Yonsei University
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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