Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Have you heard about the latest opinion poll conducted in North Korea?
It registered that 98 per cent of North Koreans have absolutely no idea what the hell’s going on.
And that is why news reporting in that great nation is simplified to the extreme, with all TV news presenters smiling all the time and sounding cheerful and looking optimistic and well fed. Anyway, what I’m saying here is that most people in the world, including the so-called civilised countries, don’t really understand what’s being reported to them, keen on celebrity and sports news mostly and other irrelevance. I mean, a cuddly kitten rescued from a tree or an actress making a fool of herself would outweigh a political crisis in Italy or a civil war in Thailand. And with this in mind, the way news is presented should be adjusted to the new realities.
And there should be more cuddly animals, like puppies and kittens and Koala bears and chimps, shown in the news, being around all sorts of beautiful people. And there could be reports about groups of beautiful celebs, getting together and talking candidly about their beauty. Let’s face it, that’s what real news is all about.
Which brings me to weather forecasters: they should always tell us that the weather would be great the next day. What’s the point of informing people about rain, gales, slit and snow? Give us sunshine! Let beautiful weather presenters, dressed provocatively, give great predictions of warm sunny weather. A post made earlier today over on Stirring Trouble Internationally - A humorous take on news and current affairs.
|Topographic map of North Korea. Created with GMT from SRTM data. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
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