Softening North Korea's Image

Friday, August 10, 2012


In his first months in power, North Korea's new 20-something leader Kim Jong Un seems like he is on a mission to differentiate his regime from that of his father's before him, from speaking in public to stepping out with his fashionable young wife. Brooke speaks to reporter Blaine Harden, who says that the images coming out of North Korea show a friendlier, softer dictator, despite the fact that North Korea remains uniquely oppressive.


Blaine Harden

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Brooke Gladstone

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Peter Kelly from Chicago, IL

If there is a barometer for successfully softening any images, it has to be the prevelance on the meme. A tumblr account I love is titled, quite simply, Kim Jong-Un Looking At Things. I think it relates to the discussion here.

Aug. 13 2012 07:21 PM

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