News from North Korea

Jan 03, 2014

For a truly alarming bit of news, NBC cites a report that Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs.” Daniel Wallis at Reuters said, “Yikes, 120?” Rick Newman from Yahoo! News wrote, “Since the don't have #DuckDynasty in #NorthKorea, here's what they do for entertainment.” Kari Beal at KATC TV3 point out it’s “Not confirmed by @NBCNewsWorld, but disturbing.”

The Straits Times points out that Jang's execution bodes ill for China. Marcus Baram at the International Business Times went back to the matter at hand: “North Korea's Jang Song Thaek ‘was stripped naked and thrown into a cage... with 120 hounds, starved for three days.’” David Crawshaw at the Wall Street Journal tweeted: “(warning, don't read if squeamish).”

Swooping in to put a stop to the gore, Max Fisher writes in the Washington Post that No, Kim Jong Un probably didn’t feed his uncle to 120 hungry dogs. Marshall Ramsey at the Clarion-Ledger called it “North Korea has fed the truth to 120 hungry dogs.” Paul Monies at The Oklahoman tweeted this quote from the piece: "You can write almost anything you want about North Korea and people will just accept it." Tim Gatt at ITV News couldn’t help himself: “Kim Jong-Oh No He Didn't.”

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