Monday, 11 March 2013 07:06
by Ivan Eland
Sometimes the common man—or not so common man, such as basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman—can teach elite media, politicians, and diplomats a thing or two. The media largely billed Rodman’s visit to North Korea to see its young leader as “bizarre,” or “the weirdest encounter.” They also deemed “disastrous” his interview on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” after he got home. Apparently, Rodman’s agents agreed with the latter characterization and cancelled further television interviews after the appearance with Stephanopoulos.