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The line between George Orwell’s 1984 and broadcasts from North Korea’s state-controlled media is very thin. “War is peace! Ignorance is strength! Chairman Kim Jong-un is tall and thin, no matter what President Trump says!”

Stephen Colbert produces a hilarious take on DPRK television in today’s clip, which includes one living anchor and one dead or soon-to-be-dead one. “Debbie” from North Korea brags on Kim getting concessions from Trump, reports on the UBS skyscraper raccoon (safely released in the wild, in case you haven’t heard), and discusses how the Supreme Leader is joining Dennis Rodman for an interesting Hollywood project.

But the best gag of all is at the 0:57 mark, as Colbert’s merry team of editors puts Rocket Man in another “un”-familiar spot.

Play for Fake News, commie-style.

Police confront George Floyd protesters

Photo Credit: Geoff Livingston

With a deranged narcissist in the Oval Office and his lackey controlling the Department of Justice, there is no point in looking to the federal government to curb police violence. Instead, President Donald J. Trump will do everything in his power to encourage it. In the wake of protests over the murder of George Floyd, he has demanded that governors crack down on protestors: "You have to dominate. ... If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time," he told them.

Moreover, most local police authorities are under local control -- mayors, city councils, district attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs. That's where the accountability for police misconduct begins.

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