Does this seem like a real news story?
In my professional opinion, this does not appear to be a real news story.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has ordered pet dogs to be confiscated in the country’s capital, saying the pooches represent Western “decadence’’ — but their owners fear Fido is really headed for someone’s dinner table.
Kim issued the directive in July to round up the pets, claiming they were part of “a ‘tainted’ trend by bourgeouis ideology,’’ a source told the English edition of Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper.
“Ordinary people raise pigs and livestock on their porches, but high-ranking officials and the wealthy own pet dogs, which stoked some resentment’’ among the lower classes, the source said.
“Authorities have identified households with pet dogs and are forcing them to give them up or forcefully confiscating them and putting them down.’’
But while the oppressive regime says the move is to clamp down on capitalist extravagance in Pyongyang, the dog owners are fearful that given North Korea’s food shortage — and propensity for eating dog meat — the directive has only come about to feed the masses.
The mainstream media has for years just been publishing utterly nonsensical gibberish about the Norks.
Don’t get me wrong – I’m sure it’s a communist country and so on, and people no doubt live simple lives there. But this goofy stuff – I don’t think any of it is real, and there is literally no evidence that it is real. The media just says it, citing obviously “Holocaust Survivor” tier accounts from “defectors” who may or may not even actually exist, or some pamphlet that they found, or some other completely unreliable source.
It’s kinda like the media has used North Korea as practice for the upcoming situation where all news will be fake, and they will be lying to you about events that happened or didn’t happen a few miles away from you.