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Chinese state media quotes The Onion nonironically: Kim Jong Eun, “sexiest man alive”

posted at 10:28 am on November 27, 2012 by

I think the joke might’ve been wasted on the official media outlet of the Chinese communist party. From the WSJ:

The People’s Daily newspaper, which for more than six decades has sternly spouted the party line, on Tuesday posted on its website a 55-photo slideshow dedicated to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Eun. The occasion: The satirical newspaper the Onion earlier this month declared the double-chinned Mr. Kim the “sexiest man alive for 2012.”

The slideshow – which begins with a photo of Mr. Kim astride a dappled gray, looking stoically into the distance –  quotes liberally from the Onion and offers no evidence that a tongue is anywhere in the vicinity of a cheek. “With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman’s dream come true,” the text below the slideshow says, citing the Onion.

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Seems kind of mean to hold “sturdy” up as plus while he’s starving his population.

Cindy Munford on November 27, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Notice that the Koch Brothers, were put into the same category as the unibomber and Bernie Madoff, not to mention the north Korean dictator.

Ah, the lefties at the Onion, doing their part to fight the good fight.

keep the change on November 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Don’t you know that the Koch Brothers are just out to oppress the underclasses?

DeathtotheSwiss on November 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Given the current state of our lamestream media, I’d say The Onion is probably one of the more reliable and accurate news sources in this country now….

dentarthurdent on November 27, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Add this to Pravda recently demonstrating a better understanding of US voters than most news sources in this country….

dentarthurdent on November 27, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Don’t you know that the Koch Brothers are just out to oppress the underclasses?

DeathtotheSwiss on November 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Of course… unlike our benevolent savior Obumble…..
“Poverty is prosperity”
“Slavery is Freedom”

dentarthurdent on November 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM