So, the anti-beef protests have made the news back home, and that's news in South Korea. No Cut News has included the above photo of yesterday's paper in an article that says both the New York Times and the Washington Post ran stories on the June 10th protests. It is currently the most-viewed item on Naver news. I guess it's newsworthy because normally when you talk about South Korea in the US, you have to follow it with "no no, I mean the other one." As I said before, if this were happening in France or something, Fox News would advocate a boycott like that. *snaps fingers*
The Washington Post article appears to be this one, while the New York Times piece they mention is here. Gotta love the second-to-last line of the WP piece:
In the streets of Seoul on Tuesday, many protesters complained that Lee's top-down style of decision-making reminded them of the bad old days of military rule.
As if he wasn't elected by the widest margin in Korean history. Also in the "news about news" category, The Marmot's Hole tells us that Yonhap has a story about American netizens' comments at the bottom of a recent Washington Post article. Um . . . they're talking about withdrawing troops from a prosperous, sovereign nation that doesn't want them there anyway, and talking about boycotting goods from a country that doesn't open its market up to American products. And the problem is . . . ? Sadly, now you've got Korean netijuns getting involved, and I'm not in the mood to sift through all that gibberkonglish.