Breaking: Laura Ling and Euna Lee released!

10 Aug

Okay, I know this news isn’t really breaking anymore.  But I’m so excited to report the good news after following the reporters’ journey on this blog.

Apparently, North Korean president Kim Jong Il specifically requested former President Bill Clinton to negotiate for Ling and Lee’s release after rejecting former Vice President Al Gore and president of Current TV, which employs Ling and Lee.

The reporters were released under a special pardon and are said to be in good health. Details on what exactly the meeting between Clinton and Kim Jong Il entailed are still forthcoming, but good wishes from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and other leaders are plentiful.  I applaud the bravery of Ling and Lee and hope this case raises awareness about North Korean politics.  I’m curious to know what exactly happened to the two in North Korea but I’m sure book, movie, and television deals are already in the works.

Meanwhile, check out the creepy picture the North Korean government released.  Just looking at Kim Jong Il makes me shiver.

Photos: NY Times

2 Responses to “Breaking: Laura Ling and Euna Lee released!”

  1. yousoundlikeadrunkwhiteguy August 14, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    for those who follow, that brown girl is waiting for more substance and idea based posts before she writes some more

    which is interesting because as my posts begin to emulate hers more, i think hers will begin to emulate mine more

    scary! reminds me of my own mortality for some reason… depressing

    well anyway: here’s to life, death and that brown girl’s continuing evolution, development and awesomeness

    oooooooooooo! = 0!!! oooooooooooo

  2. that brown girl August 14, 2009 at 2:22 am #


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