Millions of North Koreans believe their supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, is Time’s “man of 2012,” the New York Daily News reported.
Except he is not.
“The US magazine The Time selected the dear respected Kim Jong Un as 'man of 2012.'
“The magazine has selected and published "man of the year" every year from 1927. This year, it conducted on-line voting among subscribers including politicians, businessmen, artistes, sportspersons and announcers for the man of this year.
“More than 5.6 million people, the greatest number, voted for Kim Jong Un.”
The report is not totally incorrect.
Obama, however, took the top honor for the second time from Time’s editors.
Kim wasn’t even on the shortlist, though it is unlikely that this piece of information will ever see the light of day in a KCNA report.
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