NBC News Takes Heat For Sucking Up To Rocket Man

NBC’s Lester Holt is under fire for his “cushy” coverage of North Korea, despite the regime’s long record of cruelty, murder and oppression.

The star journalist traveled to the Hermit Kingdom weeks before the Peacock Network will cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and viewers slammed his coverage as being sycophantic, decidedly uncritical and feeding “propaganda.”

Holt was criticized in particular for saying he was treated “with respect” by the regime, where he reported from a ski slope as seemingly happy North Koreans were enjoying a wintry day. Viewers said the ski scene appeared to have been staged by the North Koreans, who are notorious for keeping visiting journalists on closely guarded, highly choreographed tours and not allowing interviews with high ranking government officials.

NBC News did not immediately respond to requests for comment regarding Holt’s reporting.

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