Kim Jong Un Now a Video Star

Birthday documentary shows Supreme Leader riding horse, driving tank
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2012 10:09 AM CST
Kim Jong Un, third right, watches jet fighters with North Korean officials at an undisclosed place in North Korea, aired Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012.   (AP Photo/KRT via APTN)
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(Newser) – Seems that the nut doesn't fall far from the tree: Kim Jong Un, whose late father was the star of a blog in which he looked at things, is now looking at things himself in a new documentary thought to have been released today in honor of his birthday. In the video, which appears an attempt to burnish the younger Kim's leadership resumé, he somewhat hysterically or heroically rides a horse, drives a tank, inspects a jet fighter, and points and laughs at a carnival ride.

Titled Succeeding great work of military-first revolution, Kim displays his father's penchant for tracksuits and fur hats as members of Pyongyang's military are shown literally jumping and cheering very enthusiastically in response. The Telegraph has the video, which was purportedly shot prior to Kim Jong Il's death last month. (Read more Kim Jong Un stories.)

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