President Donald Trump has informed the world (via Twitter, naturally) that the epic meeting between the US and North Korea will take place in Singapore on June 12th. This has the potential to be one of the most historic moments in world peace even if the results fall short of complete denuclearization; yet is there a chance that the whole thing will be derailed by a greedy and obsessive media?
Consider this: If former President Barack Obama had managed to bring North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to the negotiating table to discuss the ending of a 66-year-old war, the media would be billing this as the most important meeting of our generation and heralding Obama as a great “peace-maker.”
But the media reaction so far has been at the very least hostile. They are attacking Kim in an attempt to make him even more hardline than he already is. They are attacking Trump by saying he is incapable and insulting. Do they not realize that they are putting the whole process in danger with their rhetoric?
This brings up a moral question. Yes, it is hugely important that the media speak the truth at all times, but the biased attacks (as opposed to just reporting straight news) are causing North Korean media to react as though they were under attack. The fate of over 20 million souls hangs in the balance; these are real people who suffer a harsh and difficult life.
I'm not asking for the mainstream media to stop reporting, just leave the bias at the door!