Friday, October 20, 2006

Diane Sawyer
Effusive About
Potemkin Village

Oh yes, Ms. Sawyer, look what we have here, Happy Children (hat tip to USS Neverdock):

On Thursday's World News on ABC, Diane Sawyer checked in from North Korea, but she proved little more than a conveyor belt for the repressive communist regime's propaganda. Talking to a North Korean Army General, she relayed how “he said to us, 'make it clear to everyone in the United States, if there is another nuclear test, the person responsible is George Bush,' because he said, 'the Bush administration is backing North Korea into a corner with its pressures and its sanctions.'" Sawyer helpfully added that “the General said to us, he does want peace. And he also said, again, reiterated, North Korea will not be the first to use a nuclear weapon.” How reassuring.

In a second segment, Sawyer was taken to a school which she favorably described as “a world away from the unruly individualism of any American school." She gushed: “Ask them about their country, and they can't say enough." A teenage girl declared, in English: “We are the happiest children in the world.” Sawyer ended her piece with video of her and the class singing "Do-Re-Mi" from the Sound of Music. Far from being embarrassed by Sawyer's obsequious approach, anchor Charles Gibson proposed: "A fascinating glimpse of North Korea."

Damn it, she must be a ditz. What a disgrace.

Kim Jong Il, the leader of North Korea rounds up his political enemies and kills them in gas chambers. He is starving his own citizens, there are estimates that the deaths may have run into the millions. I know this and Diane Sawyer doesn't?

Here is an article about the North Korean atrocities, if you want to learn:

The Gas Chamber Horror of North Korea from the Guardian.