Skip to comments.Kim Jong Un 'sexiest man alive' article fools China newspaper
Posted on 11/28/2012 9:22:08 AM PST by PrivateIdaho
BEIJING - China's top newspaper went to town yesterday with a 55-page online picture spread of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being named The Onion's "Sexiest Man Alive for 2012", appearing to fall for a spoof by the United States satirical website.
Seemingly clueless as to the real nature of The Onion's tongue-in-cheek award for Mr Kim, the People's Daily splashed full-page photographs of the portly young leader riding horses, clapping his hands, waving and clasping children's cheeks on his tours around North Korea.
"With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true," the English online edition of the People's Daily quoted The Onion as saying.
"Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile."
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Unstoppable hotness, baby.
A 55 page photo spread in the official Chinese communist newspaper. I wonder if the Chinese communist leaders like him?
While it is humorous to us, it is the absolute gospel truth to the people in China who read the newspaper. In a closed society, the truth appears to be what ever the propaganda specialists say it is.
A friend of mine grew up in Communist East Germany and attended the University of Karl Marx. She believed the government propaganda that her country was a world power. Her greatest hardship in the wall coming down was the ego injury of finding out that they were lied to and they were not the country (ego identity) that they had believed.
Just because a story seems plausible doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be checked.
Oppaeun JongUn style!
I lived in China for a while, and became very attuned to newspaper propoganda and how they create a "narrative." That skill has served me very well in reading US news over the last few years.
Not sure if you mean I should be checking or the People's Daily, but if you go to the People's Daily and do a search on "Kim Jong Un" you get:
North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012 (55)
... by Zhang Qian, People's Daily Online U.S. website The Onion has named North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive for the year 2012". "With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his bo...
When you click on the link it takes you to the front page and it is all in Chinese so I have no way of knowing where to click to access the article.
Have you talked to a Democrat who reads the NYT and watches network news? The same applies to this country as to China.
Not sure if you mean I should be checking or the People's Daily,
It's a Chinese thing.