Horrible… AP Prostitutes Itself to North Korean Regime in Exchange for Access
It is estimated that up to 3.5m people have died of starvation in North Korea since 1995 and up to 300,000 have fled over the border to China.
In this video a young starving woman looks for grass to eat.
But the Korean people’s suffering means nothing to the AP.
The Associated Press and North Korea’s official “news” service are co-sponsoring a photo exhibit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of communist North Korea. It’s a complete juche propaganda show.
Joshua Stanton at One Free Korea broke the story.
For the last few weeks, I’ve made a personal jihad of obtaining photographic proof that the joint photo exhibit by the AP and KCNA, which opened this week in New York, is not (as the AP justifies it) a window into everyday life in North Korea, but is instead (as the AP can’t quite manage to deny) a case of an ostensibly objective news service, one that touts itself as a fearless speaker of truth to power, prostituting itself to North Korea’s propaganda machine in exchange for preferential access to even more propaganda. It does so by co-sponsoring a photo exhibit commemorating the life of dead North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung, an exhibit that North Korea is justifiably touting as a propaganda triumph commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the elder Kim’s birth.
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