N. Korea to Australian newspaper: We’re not ‘naughty,’ you are

An Australian newspaper found itself the focus of a 14-paragraph denouncement in the state-run North Korean media agency, KCNA.

The North Korean news agency lashed out at mX, a free commuter paper in three Australian cities, calling it sordid, foolish, bullying, degrading, incompetent, pitiful and rogue — among other things….

Last week, the paper published the Olympics medal standing and differentiated between South Korea and North Korea by calling them respectively “Nice Korea” and “Naughty Korea.”

That moniker didn’t sit well with North Korean officials.

KCNA called the paper’s “sordid” behavior a “bullying act little short of insulting the Olympic spirit of solidarity, friendship and progress and politicizing sports.” It slammed the “Brisbane Metro” as “hardly known in the world.”


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