North Korea Uses Newtown Shootings to Denounce America

In an ongoing propaganda effort, North Korea uses calamity in the U.S. to highlight the supposed low quality of life there
January 7th, 2013
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North Korea’s official propaganda organ, Rodong Sinmun, ran a report on January 5th that uses the Newtown shootings that recently occurred in Connecticut to criticise the American  way of life.

The report, entitled “Corrupt Society,” depicts the United States as a lawless society where “Americans are reluctant to appear in pubic, fearing when and where

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About the Author

Benjamin R. Young

Benjamin R. Young has a bachelor's and master's degree in history from The State University of New York, The College at Brockport. He will begin his PhD studies in modern Korean history at The George Washington University in Fall 2014. He has studied the Korean language at Geumgang University in Nonsan, South Korea and with the Pyongyang Project in Yanji, China. 

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