Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, June 16, 2017

Austin Ramzy and Choe Sang-hun, New York Times: The website of Young Pioneer Tours anticipates a frequently asked question about North Korea: "How safe is it?" "Extremely safe!" the company replies, in an answer that remained on its site without qualification even after the return this week of one of its customers, Otto F. Warmbier, in a coma with what doctors described Thursday as "extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of his brain." Warmbier, 22, a student at the University of Virginia, traveled to Pyongyang on a trip organized by Young Pioneer Tours in December 2015 and was imprisoned over alleged efforts to remove a propaganda sign from his hotel. ... Fred Warmbier, Otto's father, lashed out at Young Pioneer Tours at an emotional news conference on Thursday. "The North Koreans lure Americans to travel to North Korea via tour groups, run out of China, who advertise slick ads on the internet proclaiming, 'No American ever gets detained on our tours' and 'This is a safe place to go,'" he said.

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They also offer tours of Yemen. Extremely safe, I'm sure.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-06-16 05:38 PM | Reply

'No American ever gets detained on our tours' and 'This is a safe place to go,'

Sounds like false advertising to me.

"The North Koreans lure Americans to travel to North Korea via tour groups, run out of China...."

Well, there you go I guess they can't be sued unless the company has assets in the US or a country that enforces US judgements.

In which case...caveat emptor

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-16 05:54 PM | Reply

have fun! Bon Voy-ah-gee!

#3 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-06-17 02:26 AM | Reply

Only dumbasses go to North Korea. If I want to see North Korea I'll youtube it.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-17 03:23 AM | Reply

North Korea 'Extremely Safe,' Travel Agency Promised

For Antifa.

#5 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:50 AM | Reply

Like I've said before, I can't figure out for the life of me why any US citizen would ,voluntarily, step foot in that creepy,insane country.

#6 | Posted by shane at 2017-06-17 05:34 PM | Reply

America is way safer. Ask Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-06-17 06:30 PM | Reply

North Korea 'Extremely Safe,' Travel Agency Promised

For Antifa.

#5 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah, because an antifascist group has a lot in common with the lunatics who run North Korea.

#8 | Posted by cbob at 2017-06-17 06:31 PM | Reply

antifascist
#8 | POSTED BY CBOB

Do you really think Antifa is antifascist? I know they say that think they are, but you believe them?

#9 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 06:42 PM | Reply

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