Court Reporting

A North Korean newspaper gushes over a new biography of Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il:

Like many reporters, the biographer describes Mr. Kim in these pages as cool, charismatic, slightly detached: an autodidact with a lawyer’s analytical intelligence and a novelist’s empathetic temperament; an idealist who is also a pragmatist; a politician inclined to be methodical and cautious in his decision making [with] inclination to listen and engage other people.

Oh, wait. In all my cutting and pasting, I transposed some words. This is actually Michiko Kakutani’s New York Times review of David Remnick’s biography of President Obama. My bad.

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