Nate Thayer does it again. Don’t miss this one:
Why then did an amateur teenage college student accompanying her father on the same Google trip deliver a knockout blow in her blog posting of the high profile top world story, putting to shame with substance, detail, quotations from key participants, color, and written presentation the entire AP Korea coverage, despite the AP Pyongyang Bureau Chief, Ms Jean H. Lee being physically present at every event of the 4 day visit, even accompanying the official delegation on the airplane from Beijing?
Ouch. It’s both remarkable and embarrassing to read so many interesting facts in Sophie Schmidt’s post that Lee omits. What else isn’t AP Pyongyang telling us?
As much as North Korea may think that the Schmidt-Richardson trip may have been a domestic propaganda coup, it appears to have been a net loss for North Korea’s quest to burnish its global opinion.
Update: Now that I have confirmation that Sophie is only 19, I couldn’t help changing the title of this post.