Possibly the Greatest Media Understatement Ever

by Michael Auslin

In reporting the execution by machine gun of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s former girlfriend (supposedly for making sex tapes with other members of her similarly executed orchestra), the Chosun-Ilbo newspaper provides perhaps the greatest understatement in media history:

Kim Jong-un was last year seen at a performance that featured Disney characters and versions of Western songs, stoking hopes that the young leader is more open to ideas from overseas, but that was apparently a misreading.