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why would North Korea allow a reporter from the US into Pyongyang

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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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i dont really understand this.
im watching a live stream right now and the anchor said something about north korea might be about to test a nuke and then he said they sent a reporter to pyongyang to report on it.
im not really looking to debate the nuke drop or any of that # really.
just trying to understand why they would allow a reporter into the capital to report on this.

makes no sense to me

thank you




posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Dave skylark perhaps.....



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Undercover inside guy perhaps



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:11 PM
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Er, North Korea don't allow any Tom, Dick or Harry in. When they are allowed in reporters and jouranlists are closely chaperoned.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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It is very simple. North Korea is getting THEIR message out. Just like when reporters get to cover other communist or othe authoritative regimes they are very tightly controlled and the told where they can go, and where they cannot go. The settings are very staged and scripted. This is a very old ploy.

a reply to: TinySickTears



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

This isn't the first time they've let a western reporter in.

But with China and the US backing them in a corner, it's wise they get a little coverage.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

NK is isolated. In order to show the world what they are capable of doing they let in some of the world's reporters in to get the word out.

The reporters get a dog and pony show. To show the world that "everything is great in NK."

So I guess Pyongyang was not evacuated after all??



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: TinySickTears


So I guess Pyongyang was not evacuated after all??



Well perhaps, all except for all of the guys in suits walking down the street carrying balloons. That was strange to watch.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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If you listened to the broadcast, NK claimed they opened a new successful "city" area and video showed a few hundred citizens marching in their Sunday best toward the newness. Brief interview with one citizen who said he didn't care what outsiders thought. I couldn't spot the snipers I'm sure were in place should any NK citizens go off script and recordings had to be captured.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:51 PM
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originally posted by: whywhynot

originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: TinySickTears


So I guess Pyongyang was not evacuated after all??



Well perhaps, all except for all of the guys in suits walking down the street carrying balloons. That was strange to watch.


i just saw that.
strange.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:52 PM
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I'm not sure why they'd let a reporter report, unless he was doing secretly and with great risk.

By the way I've been to Pyongyang. It's a sh#thole.




posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

crazy youve been there.
awesome but crazy.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


They show the reporter only the sights and people they want the world to see.
The truth never enters the picture.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

You can take a tour through Beijing, but it's not really worth it unless you're into communist totalitarianism.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:13 PM
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Ron Burgundy has connections.




posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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North Korea has actually been handling reporters quite well.

According to information (from tweets) from the reporters who went to NK, they have been given trips and tours around NK to schools, orphanages, and of course the opening of the new street (where Kim Jong Un made an appearance).
They have also been allowed to interview NK citizens.

So far it has given a peaceful message. Pyongyang looks peaceful and people seem to be living normal lives. Perhaps this is the picture that Kim wants to paint in an effort (as propaganda perhaps) to show that the US and such are full of it and that NK is actually not what the west claims it is. But who knows...
Pyongyang actually looks pretty and very colorful. It looks like a cool society to live in. But that's based on pictures. I wonder how it truly looks and feels like...

Check out this reporters tweets (especially the ones from 16 hours ago as of this post) twitter.com...



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

You've been there? What in the world, why in the world would you go there?



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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You've been there? What in the world, why in the world would you go there?



Another mark in the passport. I used to travel quite a bit. I have over 60 countries under my belt. Now I'm domesticated.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope


Now I'm domesticated.


Well I'm sure it's about time.






posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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And, the people will believe that they are happy or there are other people to make sure that the people believe they are happy.

a reply to: Kuroodo



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