Monday, December 26, 2011

What's missing from this story?

Al Jazeera provided a near two-minute report about two delegations from South Korea arriving in North Korea to pay respects to Kim Jong Il.

But as you watch the video below, you'll see something missing.

Yes, there's no video of the women who led the delegations meeting with Kim Jong Un, the new leader of North Korea.

Al Jazeera goofed? Not necessarily. What likely happened -- and the reporter should have been clearer -- is that state-run North Korean media fed the video to al Jazeera and other news agencies. It likely deliberately didn't include any video (presuming any was shot) of the delegations meeting Kim Jong Un.

Nevertheless, al Jazeera would better have served its audience by fully discussing what took place.

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