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Offline thaiga

crude insults against Obama
« on: December 27, 2014, 06:20:06 PM »
N. Korea Compares Obama to Monkey in Hacking Row

North Korea has compared President Barack Obama to a monkey and blamed the U.S. for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the movie "The Interview."

 The North has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures, but has expressed fury over the comedy, which depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures initially called off the release of the film, citing threats of terror attacks against U.S. movie theaters. Obama criticized Sony's decision, and the movie opened this past week.

On Saturday, the North's powerful National Defense Commission, which is led by Kim and is the country's top governing body, said Obama was behind the release of "The Interview." It described the movie as illegal, dishonest and reactionary.

"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest," an unidentified spokesman at the commission's Policy Department said in a statement carried by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency.

It wasn't the first time North Korea has used crude insults against Obama and other top U.S. and South Korean officials. Earlier this year, the North called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous" lantern jaw and South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute. In May, the North's official news agency published a dispatch saying Obama has the "shape of a monkey."

The defense commission also blamed Washington for intermittent outages of North Korean websites this past week, which happened after the U.S. had promised to respond to the Sony hack. The U.S. government has declined to say if it was behind the shutdown.

There was no immediate reaction from the White House on Saturday.

According to the North Korean commission's spokesman, "the U.S., a big country, started disturbing the Internet operation of major media of the DPRK, not knowing shame like children playing tag." DPRK refers to the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The commission said the movie was the result of a hostile U.S. policy toward North Korea, and threatened the U.S. with unspecified consequences.

North Korea and the U.S. remain technically in a state of war because the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. The rivals also are locked in an international standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programs and its alleged human rights abuses. The U.S. stations about 28,500 troops in South Korea as deterrence against North Korean aggression.

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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 10:00:07 AM »
I am not defending N.Korea in any way but I think that SONY were completely wrong to make a COMEDY about the fictional assassination of the Leader of a foreign independent nation.
IMO this is not a matter for comedy and whether the level of contempt displayed is justified or not, such matters are not in the brief of commercial entertainment Companies.
God knows the USA and other Governments and agencies such as the UN have enough trouble with N. Korea without cheap shots from Sony !
I don't know if there is a precedent for this - maybe others can recall an example.
Walking with my neighbour, a Thai Lady, this morning, she surprised me with a comment on this - why the Hell is Obama defending Sony in this affair and I agree with her comment ! Bad judgement.
The insults to Obama are par for the course and whilst wrong, don't really wound anyone except N. Korea.
 

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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 01:02:18 PM »
Hi roger here's what the internet thinks of 'The Interview' - here's an article from engadget.com

IMO a silly movie not funny

    Blu-ray.com: This "isn't a dangerous movie," but rather "a silly one" -- while it does its best to relax you, it "deserves a sharper edge of satire" that jabs both the media's hollowness and North Korea.
    IGN: The movie is "often childish" and isn't going to stand out as one of the "shrewdest political satires" you've ever seen, but it's "chuckle-worthy" if you like Rogen movies such as This Is The End.
    The Mary Sue: The movie leans too much on its premise for the humor. It's admirable if you watch The Interview "on principle," but it's "only occasionally funny" and doesn't do much to comment on the CIA, the media or North Korea.
    Rolling Stone: Peter Travers finds that the movie is "killer funny," and that you "can't help rooting for it" even when the jokes don't work. With that said, he doesn't think that The Interview (or any political satire, for that matter) can "carry the burden" of championing free speech.
    The Verge: This is a classic "emperor-has-no-clothes situation," Emily Yoshida says; the movie just wasn't going to live up to the hype. It's bad enough to be "self-parody," and both the Asian and women characters are one-dimensional. You're not doing much to promote free speech by watching.
    Time: You shouldn't expect "cogent political satire" from this "hit-or-miss" flick, but it's ironic that North Korea doesn't like the movie -- the most complex and sympathy-inducing character is ruler Kim Jong-un, who switches between "charm and menace."
    Variety: Don't expect kind words from Variety contributor Scott Foundas. He calls it a "terror attack" on anyone who isn't a fan of toilet humor, and it feels like an underdeveloped concept.
    Wall Street Journal: The movie falls apart after the opening scene. While it makes fun of Hollywood's vacuous productions, it reflects a "dumbing-down" in American culture that turns a potential satire into "sour buffoonery."
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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 01:32:26 PM »
Hi Thaiga. The film looks like a flop then ! The trailers I saw were pathetic. ATB
 

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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 02:09:39 PM »
The Interview - Official Teaser Trailer - can be found HERE: KORATFART.COM

Don't even look like him.
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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2014, 04:43:25 PM »
and the beat goes on

North Korean Internet, 3G mobile network 'paralysed': Report

Shanghai : North Korea's Internet and 3G mobile networks were paralyzed again on Saturday evening, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, with the North Korean government blaming the United States for systemic instability in the country's networks.

Internet connectivity had not returned to normal as of 21:30 local time, Xinhua reported, citing reporters in the country that had confirmed the situation over fixed telephone systems.

The report comes after the North Korean government called Obama a "monkey" and blamed the United States for enduring instability in the country's internet infrastructure, after the US blamed North Korea for hacking attack on Sony Studios.

The attack was allegedly conducted to deter Sony from showing a comedy film called "The Interview," the plot of which featured a scheme to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and it resulted in major expense and embarrassment for Sony.

U.S. President Barack Obama promised retaliation for the attack but did not specify its form.

North Korea has denied responsibility for the attack on Sony.

Most of North Korea's heavily restricted internet traffic passes through Chinese routers on its way to the outside world, and some have suggested it is China - increasingly annoyed by recalcitrant North Korean behavior despite the two country's long-standing alliance - that is behind North Korea's internet troubles.

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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 11:41:41 AM »
The other day someone asked Obama if he would be remembered as the last black president of the USA.
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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 12:17:33 PM »
That must have been Zach Galifianakis
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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 12:45:46 PM »
Thaiga, well spotted.  HNY to you and all on KF.
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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 01:31:18 PM »
Here's the vid - start at 0:26.

Funny or Die: Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis butt heads over Obamacare



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Re: crude insults against Obama
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2015, 11:01:58 PM »
Possibly the last half white president, but not the last black one.

There has not been a first black president of the US yet!
 

 



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