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N. KOREAN LEADER DIES; TV HARDLY NOTICES

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

News organizations — particularly during these days of personnel cutbacks and closed foreign bureaus — are regularly forced to scramble when a major event occurs over a weekend. Such was the case on Sunday following word that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il had died on a train Saturday outside Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. […]

MGM REEDITING RED DAWN TO AVOID OFFENDING CHINA

March 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an apparent effort to placate Chinese officials, MGM is altering its upcoming thriller Red Dawn, erasing Chinese flags and other objects and substituting dialogue so that the invaders in the movie are transformed into North Koreans, the Los Angeles Times reported today. The alterations were undertaken without any official request by Chinese officials, the […]