Alien spaceship found in Baltic Sea

February 6, 2012

There are two main English-language newspapers in Korea, one of which is the Korea Times. Today’s top headline news in that paper asserts that “an international team of oceanic experts have found an alien ship from Planet Gootan on the bottom of the Baltic Sea.” The article goes on to point out that “the ship was abandoned, but experts from the U.N. Panel of Extraterrestrials told WWN that the Gootans were using the Baltic Sea as a base to spy on humans.” The full article can be read here

I believe there are two possible explanations for how this story got on the front page of the Korea Times. Either it is a calculated but  desperate act of attention-getting to boost the number of on-line hits in order to maintain or increase advertising rates OR whatever human or machine at the Korea Times trolls the internet looking for stories to reprint does not bother to read the articles they select.  I suspect that the first explanation is probably the correct one, but regardless of which explanation is correct, this episode is another vivid demonstration of the sorry state of affairs with journalism in Korea. 


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