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Monitors of North Korean News Note Dip in Reverence for Kim

As reports filter out of North Korea that portraits of the country’s leader, Kim Jong Il, have been removed from their honored spots, official news outlets are dropping the honorific “Dear Leader” from reports on Mr. Kim, according to Radiopress, a Japanese news agency that monitors North Korea’s radio. Regional analysts are debating whether Mr. Kim is losing his grip on power, or, more likely, quietly orchestrating the downsizing of his own personality cult. As the nation’s propaganda chief in the 1970’s, Mr. Kim paved his way to power by raising his father, Kim Il Sung, to demigod status as North Korea’s founder.Full Story

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