“He’s a really good guy”: Dennis Rodman meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

HBO and Vice magazine recently facilitated an unlikely meeting between NBA player Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

TheBlaze.com reported that Co-founder of Vice Shane Smith explained the purpose of sending Rodman was…

While aware that past visits by American celebrities have become propaganda material for North Korean officials, Mr. Smith said he was a “firm believer in dialogue.” He was also aware, he said, that “the last 50 years of diplomacy between North Korea and the U.S. has failed.” But then he quickly added: “We’re not trying to save the world. We’re not politicians. We’re trying to show people something that they won’t see anywhere else.”

The big news to come out of the meeting however was the comments from Rodman that followed during an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos.

Stephanopoulos stopped Rodman in his tracks following a comment about how much North Koreans respect their leader, asking, “Aren’t they forced to?”

He also pushed back against the NBA star’s visiting because of North Korea’s abysmal human rights record and their dictators use of prison camps.

Rodman’s response?

That the U.S. does the “same thing”.

Watch the full interview here:

“Okay.  So let’s try to understand what he’s saying here.  What he’s saying is, you know, first part is “We do the same thing.”  He’s immediately thinking of that lefty, you know, “Prison camps are overwhelmed with people like, you know, illegal aliens and drug dealers,” Glenn said after hearing the interview. ” I have no idea.  Then he goes on to ‑‑ and I bet that’s what it is.  Then he goes on to, “Well, it’s just political.  He doesn’t want to do that.  It’s just political. ” So that’s probably Guantanamo Bay. If he’s talking about political, saying that people we pick up on the battlefield who are shooting at our troops, those are political prisoners.”

“I think you’re giving him way to much credit to think that he had a rational thought that led to that sentence,” Stu responded.

  • landofaahs

    Hey Dennis, did you see his little son Adolph?  How these idiots pass college is nothing short of follow the sports money.  The funny thing is that he is probably one of the few who did not get screwed over by the education system.  At least he has no student debt.

    • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

      Rodman got played hook, line and sinker by the North Koreans. He has delivered to the nation the message Kim Jong Un wanted delivered.

      • http://www.theconservativepush.webs.com/ SoThere

        Rodman didn’t see the concentration camps and the starving people eating grass and bugs. He saw that wonderful city the communist built but no one lives there and they turn the power off at night!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Once again we are seeing how badly the leftists are being played by the North Koreans; Kim Jong Un knew that his intended message – pure propaganda – would reach the public here at home faster and with much, much more force than via Obama or anyone else of the current administration.

    The leftist idiots have danced once again to the moves and music of North Korea, as they always have and always shall do; Only a leftist would consider that Communist dictatorship is a good thing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F77UXEYAMNJCPDY6YTF3KUEXOA Tallboy

    Stupid is as Stupid does!!

  • Anonymous

    I only made it two minutes into the interview, preservation of brain cells at play here.  Dennis doesn’t look boring, he instead has very attention getting looks.  This clip will resonate so well with the Left and we all know it.  I bet you ten times as many people will listen to Dennis Rodman as say…Ben Carson.  That’s where this country’s attention span is at.  It’s intellectually lazy and very EASY to just say, “Well come on, if Kim-Jong-Un hangs out with Dennis Rodman then he’s gotta be a pretty cool guy.  Lighten up Republicans…”  Get used to this narrative folks, it’s not going away.

    • crazy betty

      dennis rodman is a dumbass.  that was painful to listen to.  gues what? guess what? guess what?  What!

      • Anonymous

        Dam lady i haven’t laughed like this in years.

        • Anonymous

          Me either that is good.  crazy betty is in the wrong business.  She needs to be a one line writer….

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    Oh such a nice guy when he was their mental lee ill only thrown 200,000 people in prison instead of the regular 400,000 all in his honor. And liberals said they would never like North Korea.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, wasn’t Rodman an alien in Men in Black? I am starting to believe that the movie wasn’t fiction.

  • Anonymous

    Rodman got played by HBO and both got played by Kim Jung-un.

    What next?  The summer Olympics in Pyongyang?

  • Anonymous

    Just watch Obama give Rodman a seat in the administration as special liason for NK.

  • crazy betty

    when dennis rodman speaks we all stop… and wonder, what in the hell is saying?

  • crazy betty

    rodman’s lips look like a destroyed butt hole.

  • Anonymous

    Look at him – he is soooo weird anyway.  Maybe he’ll stay in North Korea and that will be one less gone from our great NATION!!

    • Anonymous

      oh oh oh  he is almost all the way up  N.Korea’s butt – DR is.  take OBumm with you and all the other Idi’s.  What a disgraze that guy is ?  Look at nightpictures between North and South Korea  –  you’ll see – what a difference.  Democracy against communism!  NO CONTEST ! 

  • Anonymous

    You know I have to repeat myself again but, I am a retired Veterans Service Officer and I had the pleasure working for the POW’s from WW2, Korea and Vietnam and I was humbled.  They are a different breed, none other like them.  We should take heed the valuable lessons they teach.  Honor, courage, hope and did I say honor something the left are missing and now the right can be added in, too!!  We are living in a sad time in our times and unfortunately, it is just getting worse.  Our redemption is drawing nigh, keep looking up!!!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/joedickey97 Joe Dickey

    One more moron from the sports world opens his mouth and says nothing intelligent. The fact that ABC thought this story was worthy of broadcast speaks to the sorry state of our news media. You know what? The whole idea is disturbing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kanakarican Joyce Rodrigues Garcia

    Mixed NUTS!

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