Kim Jong-il Grant’s “Special Pardon,” Releases Journalists

Laura Ling, 32, and Seung-Un Lee, 36, from Al Gore’s fledgling Current TV have been imprisoned in North Korea since March 22, 2009. Coinciding with a visit by former President Bill Clinton, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has pardoned the two U.S. journalists.

Apparently the price was this photo-op:

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Via The Lede

Update: Perhaps it’s only coincidence that President Obama’s approval ratings, and those of Obamacare, are in free-fall. The release of these two journalists, nearly five months after their arrest, does take the focus off of lots of bad news for The White House lately, if only temporarily.

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