It seems CNN is ALL IN with the North Korean nuclear bomb threat, and demonstrated as much with a nifty new animation that elegantly demonstrates just how much of the United States WILL DIE, presuming there is any truth to the escalating rhetoric from Pyongyang. Earlier, a CNN reporter in Hawaii explained how viewers can survive a nuclear attack and now, well, this.
Quick background in case you missed it, President Donald Trump freaked a LOT of people out today by dropping some pretty threatening language directed towards North Korea. During a meeting to discuss the opioid crisis during his work vacation spent at his own private country club, Trump said “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” adding “they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
In case anyone might have dismissed that as undisciplined rhetoric from a president, well, known for his undisciplined rhetoric, CNN has gone deep on the freak-out scale tonight, and perhaps with very good reason (though we sure hope not.)
Presenting what was a well thought out and scripted package describing the suddenly urgent North Korean threat(!), CNN reporter Tom Foreman explained the size of a nuclear warhead and missile reach that could hit these United States of America. There is no question this is an example of high-end, expensive and astute television production, which is equal parts impressive and unnerving. This technology seems better used for “telestrating” game-winning touchdowns, and NOT what part of the nation is within reach of a nuclear attack.
What I am saying is that this creeped me out for a lot of reasons. Bring back the Will.I.Am hologram. Such innocent times.
You are forgiven for watching the clip above, courtesy of CNN, and mistaking it for the opening scene of a dystopian science fiction movie.
Please remember to hug your loved ones tonight.
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