America’s “Fake News” Epidemic &
By: Kim Duk Chang
Dec 19, 2016
In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the establishment’s
chosen candidate Hillary Clinton was defeated in a stunning upset by “Pied
Piper” candidate Donald Trump. Now, they are looking for someone to blame. They
won’t talk of how it was the DNC itself that conspired against Bernie Sanders
and in favor of Clinton during the primaries, nor how the DNC used its media
connections to elevate Trump to go head-to-head against Clinton, with Trump
being the only candidate unpalatable enough for the detestable Clinton to be
able to possibly defeat.
Unfortunately for them, it didn’t work. Now they want to
blame “fake news” and Russian “hacking” for Clinton’s defeat, not how the
Democrats, despite talking a good game, have continued to fail working class
people time and again, while always quickly dropping to their knees to serve
their ruling class sponsors. No, blame fake news and Russian hackers, they say.
Even Facebook, with 1.79+ billion members, has announced it will work with
outside “fact-checkers” to determine what is “real news” and what is “fake
HYPOCRISY AT ITS FINEST
It’s certainly a relief that we’re now going to crack down
on fake news. I’m sure the American masses must certainly appreciate that their
corporate media and politicians are now going to take a stand against this
epidemic of misinformation being spread to the public.
Unfortunately for those who have at least some level of
political maturity, the news has always been fake. To now hear these lying
politicians and lying corporate media shills speaking out against fake news is
like hearing Park Geun-hye speak out against puppet leaders.
NORTH KOREA & FAKE NEWS
Those who keep an eye on the DPRK (aka “North Korea”) know
that not a month goes by where the media doesn’t report another crazy story
from the DPRK, virtually all of which turn out to be false. There’s never a
retraction, but within a month, you can be sure there will be another crazy
story about the DPRK, which will also turn out to be false.
Some of the media’s “greatest hits” of fake stories out of the DPRK include:
-Kim Jong Un fed his uncle to 120 dogs;
-Kim Jong Un’s ex-girlfriend was executed for being in a
-DPRK threatens war over the Sony film, “The Interview”;
-Kim Jong Il played 18 holes of golf and came 34 under par;
-North Korean males forced to have the same haircut as Kim
-DPRK football players are tortured for losing;
-North Korean officials are executed with mortar rounds;
-North Koreans are executed for watching foreign films; and
-North Koreans believe in unicorns.
While these stories are absolutely ridiculous, unfortunately
to most people who still put too much faith into their own “free” media, these
fake stories become facts in their minds. With each new story they hear about
the DPRK, their image of the country continues to get worse. They don’t even
question these stories anymore, and in fact, the crazier the story, the more
believable it is, simply because the DPRK has such a horrible reputation due to
decades of negative reporting. The masses have been so misled about our
brothers and sisters in the DPRK that
they are unable to comprehend that there could possibly be anything resembling
normalcy or happiness in a place they’ve been conditioned to fear and despise.
A VICTIM OF FAKE NEWS
In fact, any positive portrayal or even just a normal
discussion of the DPRK will create a knee jerk reaction, prompting many to
angrily comment about the reality of the “evil regime” of the DPRK. For
example, earlier this year, Louis Cole, a British YouTube vlogger, visited the
DPRK and filmed his time there and showed the country as he experienced it. He
stated he was aware of all the bad press the country receives (who isn’t?), but
that he wanted to focus on the positive things.
For Cole, the backlash was real. Even Vanity Fair wrote an
article about him, accusing him of being used for “North Korean propaganda”. He
received numerous comments on his videos condemning him for staying silent
about “human rights abuses” by the DPRK. This is, of course, quite rich coming
from westerners, especially US Americans, who pretend like they care about
human rights around the world, while they ignore the human rights situation in their
own country, and the human rights violations committed by their own government
around the world. Still, the backlash Cole received was nothing compared to how
bad Dennis Rodman was demonized over his 2013 visits to the DPRK and his
friendship with Kim Jong Un.
So then, with the stories about the DPRK being false over
and over, why does the media continue to pump these stories out as if they’re
real? Surely they themselves know that these stories aren’t credible, so why do
they do it? Why do they knowingly lie and mislead the public about the DPRK?
Why does the media continue to lie and mislead the public
about Syria? Or Ukraine? Why did the media lie and mislead the public about
Libya? Why did the media lie and mislead the public about Iraq? And why does
the media and our so-called leaders now want to talk about fake news? Why
wasn’t it a problem before? Would they care about it had Clinton won the
election? Is the media truly free and independent? Or is it establishment
ENOUGH OF THE LIES
Don’t allow them to fool you. As long as the fake news you
consume and trust is the one they provide you, they don’t care about fake news.
When establishment figures are warning you about fake news, it means they’re
concerned with losing their control of your mind and don’t want you seeking
alternative answers, which is exactly what you should be doing.
Yes, fake news is a problem, not just now, but it always has
been. The establishment’s news is what gets the people of the United States to
support every war the empire wants. Wars that later the people come to realize
were mistakes, only to support the next war, and the next after that.
KOREAN AMERICAN TRAGEDY & HOPE
The sad part for Korean American people is that they are
victims of misinformation being spread about the DPRK, and they don’t even
realize it. While U.S. foreign policy is the number one barrier to peace, the
Korean Americans have the most power to change it, but due to having been
misled by the propaganda of US imperialism and all its “fake news”, they have
chosen to ignore, fear, and despise their own blood brothers and sisters that
reside north of the DMZ, and that is absolutely tragic, for we are only hating
It’s time for Korean Americans to be strong, to unite, and
to demand the signing of a peace treaty, an end to the Korean War, and a path
to reunification. We should no longer allow ourselves to be fooled by all the
false stories we hear about the DPRK. We should question and verify all the
negative stories we hear, and we should work together to spread the truth about
We will no longer allow U.S. imperialism to dictate whether
or not we can love the people of the DPRK. We love them, for they are us, and
we are one people. We are Korean, and all of us, in the USA, the DPRK, the ROK,
and around the world, we will win back our country together.
One Korea Manse!
Kim Duk Chang is a Korean American entrepreneur based in Los
Angeles. His email is “chollima135 -at- gmail.com”. He is also a member of the
Red Tigers, a US-based pro-DPRK organization (redtigers.org).