North Korea

September 20, 2017

How the media deviated from fact-based reporting at the UN

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. In his first speech to the 193-member international body, Trump addressed topics concerning North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and other nations as well as American “sovereignty.”  Below are some highlights from the 41-minute address: North Korea “The […]

September 4, 2017

Does US media distort more?

Our analysis of how the media covered North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test sparked our curiosity. The Korea Herald and The Korea Times earned the highest ratings in our analysis, with 56 and 51 percent respectively, while The New York Times and The Washington Post earned the lowest (36 and 33 percent). The latter are two […]

August 29, 2017

The news on North Korea is spun again. Here’s why it matters.

On Tuesday morning, North Korea launched a ballistic missile that flew over Japan’s Hokkaido island and into the sea off its eastern coast. According to the South Korean military, the missile was fired from near the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, and traveled more than 1,678 miles (2,700 km) with a maximum altitude of around 342 […]

August 16, 2017

The news changed, but the spin on North Korea didn’t

On Tuesday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un had reviewed plans to fire four missiles towards the island of Guam, a U.S. territory, and did not give orders to fire, saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees.” […]

August 11, 2017

Slant 101: North Korea’s plan to fire missiles near Guam

On Thursday, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported details of a North Korean plan to fire missiles into waters near Guam. If the provisional plan is carried out, North Korea would launch four locally produced Hwasong-12 missiles, which would travel 2,086 miles in 17 minutes and 45 seconds, according to the report. The missiles […]

August 6, 2017

Want some spin? Add some Trump.

On Saturday, the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning exports and limiting the employment of North Korean workers abroad. The sanctions would result in an estimated $1 billion loss in revenue for North Korea, whose total annual export revenue is around $3 […]

July 23, 2017

The Russia sanctions story: What happened to North Korea and Iran?

U.S. House leaders from both parties announced Saturday they had agreed on the draft of a bill that would impose sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill this Tuesday, according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office. The bill would allow the U.S. to […]