Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Defensive propaganda

A poll in South Korea found that 65% of respondents in their 20s didn't believe the Ministry of National Defence report that North Korea sank one of its patrol boats in March. To combat this scepticism, the Ministry is distributing a 32 page cartoon strip to schools, libraries and government offices which depicts a journalist investigating the sinking as its hero. "Why do you think North Korea did it?" he asks. "To divide public opinion in our country by instigating conflict between the Left and the Right." A survivor of the sinking says in the comic, "When it comes to security issues, I wish all people would speak with one voice. The people should love and trust us in the military."


Blogger Angus said...

Scepticism? Military? Some mistake surely ? You'll be talking about WMD's next.

10:18 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I wonder what those who didn't survive would say about this.

8:07 pm  
Blogger Eurodog said...

"The people should love and trust us in the military." Say what?

6:05 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

They think people will believe this stuff?

10:03 pm  

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