North Korea echoes U.S. conservatives, labels America a ‘living hell’

North Korea echoes U.S. conservatives, labels America a ‘living hell’

[Ed. – Voyage to the bottom of the barrel.]

“The U.S. is a living hell as elementary rights to existence are ruthlessly violated,” reads an article titled “News Analysis on Poor Human Rights Records in US” that was published Wednesday by North Korea’s state news agency. Putting aside an inexhaustible list of ironies, some of the accusations from supreme leader Kim Jong-un’s propaganda arm provide an unnervingly accurate overview of some of America’s most pressing social and economic issues.

The KCNA news agency report backs up its assertion that “the U.S. is the world’s worst human-rights abuser,” with a dozen fiery accusations and a handful of statistics …

Of course, some of North Korea’s allegations call to mind certain outspoken American conservatives. “Its chief executive, Obama, indulges himself in luxury almost every day, squandering hundred millions of dollars on his foreign trip in disregard of his people’s wretched life,” KCNA states.

Glenn Beck has been saying identical things for years. On Thursday, his website published an article headlined, “Seriously?! Obama-Biden vacation tab reaches a whopping $40 million,” about the amount spent on Air Force One trips in the past five years. In 2010, Beck fueled conservative fervor via a sketchy (and false) Indian news report that President Obama’s visit was costing $200 million a day and utilizing a fleet of 34 warships.

Beck’s not the only one making regrettable comparisons with the Hermit Kingdom. “I’m beginning to think that there’s more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told a summit in mid-April …

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