The Washington Post avoided all mention of North Korea’s communist system, preferring the term “Stalinist” and “autocratic” to describe it.
The Associated Press, in its reporting, failed to mention the word communism, opting instead to describe North Korea as ruled by “absolute power” and a “personality cult” of its “supreme leader.”
Reuters also shunned the word “communism” in favor of the calling North Korea an “isolated nation” that is “unpredictable.”
Britain’s Guardian, often a font of political correctness, described North Korea a simply a “hermit state.”
But the award for anti-anti-communist reporting goes to the Wall Street Journal for its funeral report, describing North Korea as merely “authoritarian.”
A former FBI agent who worked the personal security detail for the now-deceased FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover tells Inside the Ring the recent Hollywood portrayal of the powerful law-enforcement and domestic-intelligence chief as gay is suspect.
“Hoover was asexual,” the former agent said. “He didn’t want to have sex with anyone.”
That said, there was at least two indications that Hoover favored women and not men.
In the living area of Hoover’s Washington apartment were as many as nine small viewing cubes that contained photographs of naked women.
The second feature was a beer tap used by Hoover that was modeled after a woman spreading her legs.
The Clint Eastwood film “J. Edgar” suggests Hoover was engaged in a homosexual relationship with his long-time aide Clyde Tolson.
Mr. Eastwood told ABC’s “Good Morning America” last month that Hoover was a “a man of mystery.”
“He might have been [gay]. I am agnostic about it. I don’t really know, and nobody really knew,” he said.View Entire Story
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Bill Gertz is a national security columnist for The Washington Times and senior editor at The Washington Free Beacon (www.freebeacon.com). He has been with The Times since 1985.
He is the author of six books, four of them national best-sellers. His latest book, “The Failure Factory,” on government bureaucracy and national security, was published in September 2008.
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