Joshua Cooper Ramo, the Winter Olympics and NBC’s staggering conflicts of interest

Joshua Cooper Ramo, the Winter Olympics and NBC’s staggering conflicts of interest

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk The strange case of NBC sports commentator Joshua Cooper Ramo touched the sensitive nerves of millions of Koreans. Thousands responded with indignation, aggrieved feelings, even outrage to his on-air remark at the Winter Olympics to the effect that “every Korean will tell you that Japan as a cultural and […]

China deploys J-20 stealth fighter which closely resembles F-22

China deploys J-20 stealth fighter which closely resembles F-22

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2018 China has confirmed it has deployed the first of its “fifth generation” J-20 stealth fighters. People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) spokesman Shen Jinke told the Xinhua News Agency that the J-20 is ready to “safeguard China’s sovereignty, security and territorial integrity” as part of frontline fighter squadrons. The […]

Get real: U.S. commander in Korea says Kim in hot pursuit of unified communist nation

Get real: U.S. commander in Korea says Kim in hot pursuit of unified communist nation

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2018 Kim Jong-Un has put on a charm offensive at the Winter Games while extracting money from South Korea under the guise of reunification, the leader of U.S. Pacific Command said. But the North Korean leader’s goal goes beyond preventing regime change, he said. Rather, he is focused on the […]

U.S. intel chiefs emphatic: Don’t buy Chinese phones

U.S. intel chiefs emphatic: Don’t buy Chinese phones

by WorldTribune Staff, February 15, 2018 The directors of the CIA, FBI and NSA are recommending that U.S. citizens avoid buying smartphones from China’s tech giants, who may be “maliciously” modifying the phones. The intelligence officials told the Senate Intelligence Committee that it was not a good idea for Americans to buy Huawei or ZTE […]

Winter games delays yet another moment of truth in Korea

Winter games delays yet another moment of truth in Korea

Special to WorldTribune.com By Donald Kirk American policy-makers appear highly uncertain and divided among themselves as to moves toward negotiation between North and South Korea in the wake of the Winter Olympics. The view from the White House, is that President Donald Trump has succeeded in forcing the hand of Kim Jong-Un, compelling him to […]

China’s ruling class reserves more screens for propaganda films to ‘guide thought’

China’s ruling class reserves more screens for propaganda films to ‘guide thought’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 14, 2018 China will devote 10 percent of its movie theaters to screen propaganda films which the ruling Communist Party says are intended to “guide thought and educate people,” a report said. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) indicated the new “people’s theater front” will use […]

Sister of homicidal North Korean dictator is the new queen of cool for MSM

Sister of homicidal North Korean dictator is the new queen of cool for MSM

by WorldTribune Staff, February 13, 2018 CNN said she was “stealing the show” at the Winter Olympics. A Washington Post reporter praised her for “throwing shade” at U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. The New York Times said she got the best of Pence just with her smile. Reuters awarded her the “diplomatic gold medal.” The […]

Olympics as N. Korea propaganda: Cheerleaders’ Kim Il-Sung masks outrage S. Koreans

Olympics as N. Korea propaganda: Cheerleaders’ Kim Il-Sung masks outrage S. Koreans

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2018 Any doubts that Kim Jong-Un’s squad of cheerleaders was sent to the Winter Olympics for propaganda purposes may have been erased during the Feb. 10 women’s hockey game between the Korean unified team and Switzerland. During the game, which Switzerland won by a score of 8-0, the cheer group […]

Have the 2018 Winter Games become the ‘Pyongyang Olympics’?

Have the 2018 Winter Games become the ‘Pyongyang Olympics’?

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — With a spectacular and sparkling opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics, South Korea has predictably excelled in showcasing both sports and setting. Yet, given that security concerns on the divided peninsula dominated the nervous countdown to the Winter Games, the Seoul government at least in […]

NBC forced to apologize to the Korean people for the ‘ignorance’ of its Asia Correspondent

NBC forced to apologize to the Korean people for the ‘ignorance’ of its Asia Correspondent

by WorldTribune Staff, February 11, 2018 NBC issued an apology after one of its Olympics correspondents infuriated Koreans by saying “every Korean” is thankful for Japan’s key contributions in the resurgence of South Korea as a nation. NBC Asia Correspondent Joshua Cooper Ramo made the comment during the Opening Ceremony on Feb. 9, setting off […]

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