After an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal criticizing North Korea’s leadership and suggesting that the US should help foster regime change, the N. Korea media has launched a full-on offensive against the paper. Being able to make criticism of government is the hallmark of a successful society, because if the government can take it without going crazy, they are probably pretty stable in their temperament.
But North Korean media saying that “the U.S. may disappear from the surface of the earth” in response to US media stories is a clear overreaction.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
“Days ago, the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal of the right conservative forces hurled mud at the DPRK again,” Korean Central News Agency reported.
“The March 27 issue of the paper let out such flurry of nonsense that the U.S. should set a regime change in the DPRK as a clear-cut policy target,” KCNA wrote in response, “For the DPRK this sounds as nothing but a scream made by those frightened by the invincible might of the DPRK.”
“The Wall Street Journal would be well advised to halt its foolish propaganda to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and think about when or how the U.S. may disappear from the surface of the earth,” KCNA warned.