Dennis Rodman melts down in CNN interview discussing his relationship with North Korea

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman has been under fire since his first trip to North Korea in February 2013. His most recent visit came over the Christmas holiday – just weeks after it was announced that Kim Jong Un had ordered the execution of his uncle. In the past, Rodman has called Kim a “friend for life” who has “got a great heart,” while refusing to discuss any of human rights violations or wrongdoings of the country.

Rodman appeared on CNN’s New Day Tuesday morning and was peppered with questions about the timing and intentions of his visit. He was also asked about the captivity of American Kenneth Bay, which led to an epic meltdown.

“Dennis Rodman was on CNN, and he was asked about Kenneth Bae,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Kenneth Bae is an American citizen. He’s the longest held prisoner in North Korea, since the Korean War. He’s been charged with trying to topple the North Korean government… And he’s been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Now, here’s Dennis Rodman on CNN with Chris Cuomo.”

“Let me ask you a question. You are on the team with Dennis Rodman. Do you go to the owner of the team and say, ‘Please, we got to get away from this guy,’” Glenn asked. “Are you going over [to North Korea] with him now?”

“Well, now… there’s no owner of the team. They are just doing some sort of bizarre humanitarian basketball mission. Didn’t you hear him explain that clearly,” Stu quipped.

As Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed, Rodman is clearly unstable and is probably doing more harm than good.

“He seriously has gone nuts,” Pat said. “He was crazy as a basketball player, but he’s a lot more nuts now.”

“Really,” Glenn concluded. “Flying across the world and meeting with a dictator? You think?”

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  • landofaahs

    Careful Dennis. Kim ILL Un is hiring Michael Vick to tend his dogs. If he’ll feed his Uncle to the dogs….well you just better be careful not to say the wrong thing.

    • Crassus

      There are no dogs in North Korea. They’ve all been eaten. That story about Kim’s uncle was bogus.

  • landofaahs

    It’s ruff, ruff, ruff in in North Korea.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    What was with Dennis Rodman growling is he possessed by Satan?

    • Anonymous

      Yes

    • Mike G

      You noticed.

    • Anonymous

      Yes!!

    • Anonymous

      You bear false witness! Wonderful work!
      Satan’s power continues to grow!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    And liberals are loving his reach out to North Korea human rights violators.

    • landofaahs

      Democrats are jealous of the North Korean dictator and would love to have that power themselves. Every democrat is a possible dictator in the waiting.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

        I am starting to wonder if our Satan worshiping troll is in reality Dennis Rodman it would not shock me at this point. It is odd how liberals call us evil but yet they want to tell us how to live and worship Satan.

        • Anonymous

          I love that you keep me in your thoughts! it’s making my thorny member grow turgid.

          Ave Satanas, brother.

    • Mike G

      human rights violators = stone killers

      • Anonymous

        How does one kill a stone? Mortals have some curious expressions.

    • Anonymous

      I love the reacharound you gave me last night.

  • Anonymous

    Dennis Rodman cannot articulate himself. He wouldn’t even work on his lousy jump shot back when he played in the NBA. Why take him seriously?

    • Mike Nelson

      Well, he made porn with some idiot Baywatch chick. Duh.

      • Anonymous

        Satan applauds your Envy!

  • Anonymous

    He needs to have his US Citizenship REVOKED and he should apply to stay in North Korea since he loves it there so much! I have had enough of these MARXIST IDIOTS that love Communism and Marxism. If they love it so much, STAY THE F THERE AND DO NOT COME BACK! It’s MORONS like Denis that are destroying our country! When do we as a society start to fight back? We seriously need an armed revolution in the country against those that think this way for our future! Enough is enough!

    • Anonymous

      Socialism is a disease which can never be eradicated. It’s human nature to be jealous of those who are more prosperous than us, which is the only thing socialism entails.

      • Anonymous

        We are desperate for someone to articulate free market capitalism and the prosperity it brings. Obama seems to make crony capitalism where government is aligned with certain corporation along with excessive rules, regulations, and taxes to create a government dominated welfare society so appealing to many Americans.

        • Anonymous

          What’s to articulate? I mean, it’s simple, pick up a history book on socialism, see how it has never worked, acknowledge that it never will, and move on. Most socialists are just people who want to talk a lot because they have the overarching desire to be looked at as wise, instead of renouncing their denial, admitting they’re wrong, and moving on.

          • Anonymous

            If there was nothing that needed to be articulated we wouldn’t have Obama, Obamacare, or the Democrat control of the Senate. If there was nothing to articulate the majority of Americans would not have gone against Republicans for trying to defund Obamacare. What may seem obvious to you is not so obvious to others who do not pick up history books on socialism.

          • Anonymous

            Touche, I’m going to declare that we are in agreement here.

          • Anonymous

            We are on the same side so we will find a lot of agreement in our discussions.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    What’s the down side of Dennis Rodman going to North Korea?

    • Anonymous

      Well, if by chance Mr Rodman were to become stranded there …then nothing. The real downside though, is world opinion of US policy toward unfriendly foes…and recently – the world over, Why would any serious nation look to the US for sound judgement. This kind of charade doesn’t bode well for making a good impression.

    • Anonymous

      The down side is that he will come back!

    • Anonymous

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoeSlDeb3NY
      The upside was this really cool documentary from the first trip, of which this is just clip. Tricked the North Koreans into letting cameras in b/c they love the Bulls

      • russellmuscle1

        I was terrified for everyone there.

  • Anonymous

    As long as the “dear leader” is having fun and a good laugh, Rodman is safe. When the “dear leader” is angry Rodman and Co. are dog food. Look at the players around Rodman, they look scared to death.

    • Mike G

      The players around Rodman are totally in the hands of two maniacs – Rodman and the Dear Leader. I’d look scared too.

      • Anonymous

        the man has his screws loose and should be put in the nuthouse! I bet you he would not dare ask LFU what is with that guy you got locked up? what did he do? Alone from looking at DR I feel sick to my stomach – what a sorry excuse of an AAM. Shame on him!
        Please this man is an imbecile and should be treated as one. let the poor soul stay with little fat Un they are so cute together! I just hope I do not have to see this idiot back in the US – TRAITOR! and IF THOSE GUYS SURROUNDING HIM HAD A BRAIN FOR $0.05 THEY WOULD RUN AS FAST AS THEY CAN TO GET AWAY FROM THE NUT!! My Goodness WOW.

  • Anonymous

    And this over paid narcissistic anthropomorphic simian is relevant to politics why???

  • Anonymous

    damn what is this nigger on? cant understand a thing the thug says…..

    • Anonymous

      Yes, spread your enmity! Your mind pollution will infect the weak!

      Ave Satanas, brother!

  • Anonymous

    Now we know why there was a civil war to keep the black man a slave, and history records the north victorious….hmmmmm?

    • BlueMN

      So are all teabaggers this racist?

      • ken.

        zerogon does not live by the values of the tea party, he is a fake.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, bear false witness! Satan’s power grows, like his thorny member!

      • Anonymous

        Yes, they serve Our Father to spread hate and misinformation. Why else would they wave a flag with a depiction of the Serpent?

    • ken.

      if you want to spew racist crap do it on a leftist site with the rest of the racist crap.

    • Anonymous

      It will be a great day when once again the inferiors are enlsaved! We will feast on their blood!

      Ave Satanas, brother!

  • Mike G

    Mr. Rodman is barking mad!

  • Anonymous

    All I could do,was watch the guys around him. They looked like they rather be in a NORK prison than be there while that idiot melted down. They were all looking at him like ‘WTH did I do coming here with this clown?’

  • Canadianlady

    LMAO!

  • Anonymous

    For a second there I thought it was Maddy Albright, but I am sure she has hung up the sneakers. Maybe she is going over there as Coach.

  • Floyd Wilcox

    Money obviously does not buy intelligence! I wish it did so I could understand what the hell Rodman is saying.

  • Anonymous

    Rodman must be a commie. There’s no other explanation for this.

  • Anonymous

    He is totally disgusting and since he loves Korea so much he should stay. He is such an idiot and you can tell he has no brains so he doesn’t know what Kim Jun whatever is doing to him. He is just a laughing joke to them and an embarrassment to the United States. Who made him Ambassador to Korea anyway? I hope he doesn’t think that he represents me – he has another think coming if that is possible.

  • Rex Stevenson

    Yo Dennis! It’s pond scum like you that makes all Americans look bad. Please do us all a favor and stay in North Korea. You are not wanted here.

  • Rex Stevenson

    I’m surprised Obama hasn’t made Rodman a presidential adviser like Al Sharpton. Just looking at the guy is enough to make me puke.

  • Anonymous

    Could anyone even understand what he was saying?

  • Anonymous

    I agree with 9adam83 100%! If these people love that type of govt so much, then they should move where that type of govt exists instead of destroying an entire country! These people aren’t happy unless they can destroy something!

    • Anonymous

      Dumb Dennis should just take a walk around the city he is in, away from the tourist areas and see how things really are in North Korea. But we know the North Koreans would never let that happen.

      • Anonymous

        yes and that walk should be taken at night – no lights – you can google that- compare North to South and then tell me what you want!

  • Anonymous

    In our culture today there seems to be a growing glamorization of the thug. The bad guy is now the “good guy.”

    We see this in so many areas of popular culture, from music to movies, to sports. This is a shame. Instead of doing something positive, for society, Dennis Rodman thinks he is some gangster thug, and NOW he is going to NORTH KOREA with his loser fiends to PARTY, with a dictator! ( Why is our state department allowing it!!??)
    Dennis the wanna-be gangster, has made friends with Kim Jong Un a big time gangster who has his own country! Dennis is going there because Kim Jong Un treats Dennis like a prince! While he laughs at he rest of us our leaders our citizens and our allies, and brutalizes his own people. Much like the small time criminals here, with little or no regard for human life. I for one wish Dennis Rodman would just stay there with his loser friends, don’t come back Dennis, stay in North Korea! The U.S. can afford one less loser. But be careful Dennis, Kim Jong might get sick of you too, just like his uncle.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i think i can just block copy my last comment, insert drodman’s name and…that’d be good.

  • Anonymous

    Rodman appears to be on mind altering drugs and the athletes situated around him are obviously embarrassed to be part of this group. They are trying to tell him through back pats and quiet talk to shut up. He not only doesn’t take the cue, but goes off on a rant screaming at the CNN reporter, “Do you know what he did?!! Do you know what he did?!!” The reporter was remarkably composed and asked him if Rodman knew what he supposedly did in North Korea. Rodman asks him again if he knows what he did, then clarifies it by adding, “…in the US?!!” The reporter is obviously taken aback a bit and asks him what Kenneth Baes did. Rodman nearly screams that he doesn’t know and neither does the reporter!

    These poor athletes were mortified. Rodman never had much of a mind, but now, it is completely gone.

  • Anonymous

    Rodman is an inarticulate ego-maniac that has his head in the sand about human rights abuses. He may think his trips are apolitical, but by their nature they are very political. By not addressing the Bay situation given the chance, Rodman advocates Un’s actions. Bridging bad international relations with cultural exchanges can be useful, but Rodman should at least have the decency to express concern for American interests.

  • Anonymous

    I realize Dennis Rodman is nuts and I don’t know the true reason he is in N. Korea, but for a reporter to ask him such questions while he is in N. Korea is, in my opinion STUPID and DANGEROUS! The statements Dennis Rodman, “I think”, may have been trying to portray to this idiot news broadcaster is the fact they would like to one day go home, he stated this more than once, also the statements he made about the fact these players have families, another example and there were more. (Just as an example) If a person were in Satan’s home (reasons unknown), would they be cautious and chose words wisely to not offend, so they could leave when their visit or goal is complete, or would they straight out verbally attack all of his actions and point out all of his wrong doings and stand a chance of being incarcerated forever, tortured or killed? The people in North Korea are only able to see what the government allows them to see through the government run media. This “Stupid, unknown” visit may be the highlights of many people’s lives. Maybe, just maybe this “Nut job” understands this. Or maybe he just needs attention and will take it where ever he can get it, I don’t know and neither do any of you. Still I hold firm the questions the reporter asked were WAY out of bounds. Have a special day!

    • Anonymous

      Haven’t even thought of it that way but you know what HE has been there before and if it had anything to do with fear he could have stayed in the good old USA – LFU can’t drag anybody into his country – they have to fly there . I dont think You can kidnap that many guys at one time so what are you talking about? I bet you they went there willingly – what do you thinkl?

      • Anonymous

        Of course they went there willingly; they’re probably
        getting paid to entertain. I wonder how
        Rodman convinced these guys to go, maybe they’re all broke and need the
        cash. They’re most likely treated as
        royalty with all of the perks, but still a person wouldn’t want to upset a
        leader or leaders such as these and Cuomo was out of line, how did he expect
        Rodman to act? These people are like playing with a pet rattle snake, you had
        its whole life, you were kind to it, you loved it, you cared for it, maybe you
        were ignorant to the fact it was a rattle snake and not a rat snake, but one
        day out of nowhere it bit you and you became ill and died, but while you were
        dying you asked it (It didn’t understand) but still asked it, Why, why did you
        do this, it didn’t know, why? The snake really didn’t know. Did the snake know any better, no, it was
        just a snake, maybe it was just playing or upset for some reason. Does this or is this any different than the
        young leader of N. Korea? He was raised
        in a state of “God like” surroundings, would he or does he understand
        the value of life, my guess is only for the “God likes”, such as
        himself, just like the elite of this country that look upon us like were
        property, surfs and they know what is best for us, we are only tools to get
        what they want done, and this leaders views upon his people are the same just
        much more extreme. I believe this
        man, to him and his commanders his people do not have souls, and that is only is he/they believes in a higher
        power. The other justifies his doings
        even more, they are no more that livestock that needed to be put down or
        punished for disobeying, walking down the wrong trail, their value is, nearly nothing.. Maybe this nut job Rodman understands this but has the b.a.l.l.s. to try and capitalize on this, or maybe he’s not as crazy as everyone thinks and saves the day, my guess is no, but I can always wish. WOW, how did I get to this, I
        was just throwing out an alternative view. Have a special “er” day. God help me!

      • Anonymous

        The reason for the first trip was to take advantage of their love of the Bulls to get cameras in there for a documentary show called Vice on HBO.
        Who knows what the purpose of the second visit is.

  • Crassus

    The funny thing is that Dennis Rodman isn’t saying anything about North Korea that billionaire media mogul Ted Turner didn’t say when he visited there a dozen years or so ago. Rodman’s just a dumb former basketball player so at least he has an excuse. The same can’t be said for Ted Turner.

  • fire lion

    Why is dennis rodman hanging out with such a evil country? Its almost like he sold weapons to them to fund contras in a south american country or shook hands with saddam hussien only to lie about wmds to invade his country.

  • Anonymous

    What’s wrong with him…I could hardly understand a word he was saying. Hello Dennis have you gone brain dead or what? If it is even possible to be friends with a human who can do what he does….what does that say about you? We feel the same about the progressives and what they are doing here. It could end up like NKorea. Is that okay with you?

  • Ron Barnes

    Call me nuts, but could it be possible that Rodman is a a CIA agent?
    Think about it. Everyone thinks he is just nuts. And Kim thinks he is his best friend. Nobody knows much about what is going on in North Korea, or about Kim…but I bet Rodman is getting that information from his “friend”.
    He is making Kim look like a fool, and gathering information about N. Korea…could it just be possible???????

  • Ron Barnes

    Rodman does have the perfect cover for a CIA agent. Everyone, including KIM thinks he is NUTS! Wouldn’t it be funny if he really is a CIA operative spy

  • Anonymous

    Got a really cool episode from Vice on HBO out of his first visit.

  • russellmuscle1

    The best thing about that video was the squirming of his entourage. You could tell how uncomfortable those guys were. Seriously, watch the video again, and pay attention to the guys around him…….priceless.

  • russellmuscle1

    My 2 year old is more coherent. Seriously, I’m not joking, she really is. She can complete a thought.

  • The Savage Hombre

    Unlike socialist quacks, individualists searched for institutions that would voluntarily motivate individuals to unleash their potential.

  • ₩ASP

    Apparently being friends with a communist dictator that has threatened the USA with a NUKE is a good thing with this Administration and the MSM. This loon should get zero media coverage.