Leaders of North and South Korea came together for the first time since the 1950’s. And yet. Only BBC is covering it. American cable news is much more interested in the prurient narrative of the day. Stormy. Comey. Okay. CNN has broken-in from its pedantic pundit panel to throw it to Christiane Amanpour.
Photos of Mike Pompeo at his Easter weekend meeting with Kim Jong Un have barely been broadcast. Kanye dominates the discourse. Priorities anyone?
Unprecedented deal according to South Korean security advisor. Diplomacy over missiles. At least that’s tonight’s announcement. Little Rocket Man to meet Big Rocket Man by May. Is Dennis Rodman lurking in the background? I’ll buy tickets to that show.
But. Hey. Tear down that wall! Credit to sanctions bloviating and bluster. Press corps taken by surprise. Stormy and Russia obsessions off the cable news panels for a few minutes. Priorities.
On to Top Chef finale.
Trump meets Kim’s war of words with similar seventh grade slurs. Kim threatens North Korea will make “U.S. Pay”, missile strikes on Guam. Trump’s retort “Fire & Fury” the likes of which the world has never seen. However you characterize it in the sandbox, these childish threats could be no more than that. Unless an errant tweet is met with an incompetent translator. Then. Real bombs, missiles will fly. Too late to take it backsies.