WATCH: Can you tell the difference between Fox News and North Korean state TV?

Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" compares Fox News hosts' praise of President Donald Trump with North Korean state TV

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published June 21, 2018 4:30PM (EDT)


What’s the difference between Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and the “pink lady” of North Korea's state TV? Trevor Noah of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” asked viewers to differentiate official propaganda and closely-coordinated partisan media.

"The Daily Show" took aim at Fox News’ wall-to-wall praise for Trump's rhetoric and policy toward North Korea, mocking the conservative cable channel for sounding so much like the state-sanctioned media that praises North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

In a “propagand-OFF,” the “Daily Show” producers splice segments from the conservative cable news giant with Fox personalities Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs (Fox Business Network) all fawning over President Trump.

“President Trump ushered in a new era of diplomacy,” Fox News host Sean Hannity says in one clip.

"Our venerable supreme leader comrade opened a new, triumphant era of diplomacy," a North Korean television anchor dutifully recites in the next clip.

The “Daily Show” Twitter account released the video comparing content from Fox's news channels to North Korean state propaganda on Thursday.

"This is something that many analysts and pundits thought was totally impossible," Fox host Jeanine Pirro says in another clip.

"Who could have imagined that this moment was possible?" a North Korean presenter follows.

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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