Maybe this global warming thing has him stretched thin. Maybe he figures his mission to save millions of lives outweigh the lives of two of his own. Maybe he knows his intervention might just make matters worse. Maybe the North Koreans could give a damn about Al Gore.
Maybe Al Gore doesn’t give a damn about his journalists…
An international media freedom group urged North Korea Wednesday to drop plans to put two detained US reporters on trial, saying they face up to 10 years of forced labour if convicted. Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF, Reporters Without Borders) also said it was “by no means clear” that the two women were on North Korean territory when they were detained by the North’s border guards on March 17.
Euna Lee, a Korean-American, and Laura Ling, a Chinese-American, were detained before dawn on March 17 along the narrow Tumen River, which marks the border with China. The pair, who work for Current TV in California, were working on a story about refugees fleeing the hardline communist North.
The North’s state media announced Tuesday it would put them on trial for “hostile acts” and illegally entering the country, further straining relations with Washington ahead of a planned rocket launch by Pyongyang.
As I’ve said before to you impressionable young people, old liberals use you to do the dirty work they’d never do. They get you all passionate and then let you get arrested.
Just ask the two ladies in custody in North Korea (if you can), whose boss has hung them out to dry.