COLLINS – Is the false message worse than the actual threat?

IT HAS BEEN pretty scary to watch Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea trade insults and threats over the past few months.

The question of which one of them has the biggest ego and wants to be first to push the button of no return has been, I’m sure, the subject of much betting in the bookies’ lairs throughout the continent.

We have two leaders, both of whom are capable of taking a chance on a third World War. But these past few days, an even scarier situation has arisen. How is it possible that, not one, but two false alerts have been triggered, indicating that a bomb had been launched by North Korea, first to Hawaii and secondly to Japan?

It is hard to believe that these kinds of things can happen.


Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.

About Mel Rothenburger (7763 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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