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Moon deviates from the script

And the US press doesn't know what to do.

But while the bilateral talks were widely praised in South Korea's media, the US media seemed like a deer caught in the headlights from the first announcement of the breakthrough. Unclear how to respond to a possible outbreak of peace, the press immediately zeroed in on the section of Kim's New Year's speech where he declared that his "nuclear forces are capable of thwarting and countering" anything from the United States. Kim also reminded Washington that the "nuclear button" is on his office desk "all the time."

Although the Supreme Leader left out some of the harsh anti-US language he's used in previous declarations, the implied threat became the story for nearly every US media outlet covering his New Year's speech.

By fnord12 | January 10, 2018, 1:09 PM | Liberal Outrage