Colbert: North Korean threat is the ‘world’s most disturbing karaoke video’

By David Ferguson
Friday, March 8, 2013 8:36 EDT
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On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed North Korea’s recent threats against South Korea and the U.S. and characterized its recent threats against South Korea and the U.S. as “the world’s most disturbing karaoke video.”

Colbert began by saying that when he takes to the airwaves, he expects the whole world to be watching, “But I always have a special interest in North Koreans,” he said.

This week, North Korea has violated 60-year-old armistice agreements and even threatened a nuclear attack on the U.S. that would turn Washington, D.C. into “a sea of flames.”

“Yes,” said Colbert, “North Korea is ready to go to any lengths for the world to honor its demands of ‘Ooh, pay attention to us! I can do a cannonball! Look!’”

“Folks, we should have seen this coming,” he continued. “The signs were everywhere. And by everywhere, I mean on Uriminzokkiri!”

Uriminzokkiri is the North Korean news website that recently ran a disturbing video of a city that looked like New York burning under a Korean nuclear attack, set to a saccharine, piano and synthesizer version of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s 1985 all-star charity single, “We Are the World.”

“Folks that is not only a dark depiction of an attack on the United States,” Colbert said. “But it is also the world’s most disturbing karaoke video.”

Watch the video, embedded below via Comedy Central:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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