PR – North Korean style


Web site of the week has to be NK News – http://www.nk-news.net/index.php

Many examples of how to put a positive spin on everything. For example, the country is suffering from chronic electricity shortages. What is to blame? An inefficient centrally-planned economy? Diverting a huge portion of the GDP to the military? Absolute refusal to open the country to foreign trade and capital, along with infusions of technology and ideas?

Oh no. “It is entirely attributable to the moves of the U.S.-led imperialist allied forces to stifle the DPRK.”

The random insult generator (example above) is a joy. “You sycophantic
hooligan!” had a stange, paradoxical charm about it.

More explanation below (from the site itself).
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NK News is a searchable database of North Korean propaganda. This site
contains nearly every article published on the KCNA’s website, in English
and Spanish, since Dec 2, 1996–over 50 MB of hard-core Stalinist
propaganda! And each article written in that unique and indelible style of
the KCNA.

Need help getting started? There’s a list of suggested searches to offer
you some ideas. Also, don’t forget to visit the Hall of Fame, a shrine to
some all-time KCNA classics.

Feeling a bit full of yourself lately? Try lowering your ego with the
Random Insult Generator. Then there’s the all-important Gregorian-Juche
Era conversion tool, to help you manage your busy calendar.

To find out more about this site, read the NK News Mission Statement, as
well as the FAQ and site backgrounder. And finally, don’t forget to sign
in at the guestbook.

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