An NBC News Anchor was reportedly duped by North Korean propaganda after he delivered an upbeat news report from a ghost town in the secretive state that had been transformed into a ’busy’ ski resort.
Lester Holt reported from the Masikryong resort on Monday, a facility that was personally ordered by Kim Jong Un and is typically empty.
But as Holt delivered the TV report, he failed to notice that the North Korean government appeared to have drafted in skiers who wore identical outfits in an attempt to give the impression of a busy and progressive ski resort.
During the report, Holt claimed that the the resort is a ‘source of immense pride for a country trying to present a new and modern face to the world’.
The apparent gaffe was even noticed by Richard Grenell, President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Germany.
No word from NBC on this one.