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The Story About Kim Jong-un Having His Uncle Eaten By 120 Wild Dogs May Have Started With Satire
Business Insider ^ | 01/05/2014 | Adam Taylor

Posted on 01/07/2014 10:26:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Do you remember when People's Daily, a Chinese Communist Party newspaper, mistakenly believed that a satirical Onion article naming Kim Jong Un the Sexiest Man Alive in 2012 was real and published a 55 page slideshow about it? How we laughed.

Now the shoe may be on the other foot.

Last week, multiple news sources, including NBC News, Fox News, and, yes, Business Insider, picked up a story in the Singaporean newspaper Strait Times that said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had his uncle Jang Song-taek executed by feeding him to 120 ravenous dogs.

Very quickly, some people began to realize that there was something a little off about this story. For one thing, the Strait Times sourced their news to a Dec. 12 article in Wen Wei Po, a Hong Kong-based newspaper supportive of the Chinese government. In studies of the different credibility ratings of Hong Kong newspapers, Wen Wei Po consistently ranks near the bottom. No official in Seoul has come out to lend credence to the report, according to The New York Times' Lede Blog.

Reports of North Korean excesses are always worth being extra-skeptical of — there are few Western reporters in the country and most of the rumors that filter out come through South Korean intelligence sources, who very much have their own axe to grind. This story proves even less trustworthy than most, however.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kimjongun; northkorea

1 posted on 01/07/2014 10:26:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought it was fishy when I heard that there were live dogs in Korea................


2 posted on 01/07/2014 10:27:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SeekAndFind

he was actually eaten by 120 starving North Koreans


3 posted on 01/07/2014 10:31:05 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: Red Badger

North Korea has become so bizarre that such an outlandish report is quite believable.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 10:32:48 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: SeekAndFind

How do you say “You’ve been punked!” in Mandarin?


5 posted on 01/07/2014 10:33:01 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Maybe they played 24 hours of Yoko Ono and he just skinned himself alive rather than live any longer.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 10:33:43 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah, now that I look back on it, that should have been a clue...

Problem is, nothing is too barbaric for the Kims...


7 posted on 01/07/2014 10:38:52 AM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: The Great RJ; Little Ray

I could believe a dog or two, but 120?.......Hell that’s a banquet!...............


8 posted on 01/07/2014 10:42:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SeekAndFind

120 Dogs would feed an entire Arirang Festival!


9 posted on 01/07/2014 10:47:52 AM PST by left that other site
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
RE: How do you say “You’ve been punked!” in Mandarin?

你被愚弄了
10 posted on 01/07/2014 10:52:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Doesn't necessarily mean they don't use dogs in that way.

For what it's worth...

North Korean defector reveals life in concentration camp [2012]:

source:
http://imgur.com/a/648Mv/noscript

North Korean defector reveals life in concentration camp
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/327351

11 posted on 01/07/2014 10:58:20 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: A CA Guy

LOL!!! Dogs or Ono...thats a tough call


12 posted on 01/07/2014 11:07:09 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: SeekAndFind

With any luck Kim Yung Dung will feed Rodman to the dogs too.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 11:17:51 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: SeekAndFind
So here's the irony to this....if it's true.

This may be the first time that dogs have eaten a North Korean instead of a North Korean eating a dog.

I can just picture Kim sitting around with sycophants laughing about how Koreans like to eat dogs because they're starving, when he suddenly perks up and says, "why don't I feed my uncle to the dogs rather than letting him eat dogs!"

Someone had to throw this one out there.....

14 posted on 01/07/2014 11:30:47 AM PST by irish guard
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To: SeekAndFind

It may also gave started with him throwing his uncle in a cage with a bunch of starving dogsp


15 posted on 01/07/2014 11:34:38 AM PST by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

I see no basis to NOT believe the story weeks later. Speaking of agenda’s I am also skeptical of those trying to trash the story and clear NK. I don’t know if it happened or not but why all of sudden are people coming out of the woodwork to discredit the story?


16 posted on 01/07/2014 11:35:21 AM PST by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind

Hen hao!


17 posted on 01/07/2014 11:45:12 AM PST by Exit148
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To: SeekAndFind
Don't know about nowadays, but but back in the 1980’s Wen Wei Po had the best sources inside communist China.

I think the Chinese government has an interest in preserving the image of their “ally,” and hence this campaign to discredit the dog-eating story.

18 posted on 01/07/2014 12:08:38 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: irish guard

Suppose for a moment that Kim had in fact fed his uncle to the dogs. If Kim eats one of the dogs afterwards, does that make him a cannibal?


19 posted on 01/07/2014 2:13:50 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Bad visual. I have owned dogs for years.....but kind of funny. I can picture that creep eating all sorts of garbage. I can even imaging him allowing the dogs to be killed and fed to the hungry so he could then ponder whether he turned his hungry masses into cannibals. He’s a sicko and I put nothing past him.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 2:21:49 PM PST by irish guard
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To: SeekAndFind

The dogs were hungry again an hour later.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 2:26:18 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 01/07/2014 2:28:24 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

bump


23 posted on 01/07/2014 2:28:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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