Dennis Rodman Is a Joke
His North Korea trips are an 'outrage': Michael Moynihan
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2013 1:39 PM CDT
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman speaks to the media during a news conference in New York Monday.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

(Newser) – Dennis Rodman's old stunts, like wearing a wedding dress to a book signing, were mostly unimaginative ones designed to distract us from the fact that he's a washed-up former athlete without much to say, writes Michael Moynihan at the Daily Beast. The media fawned over him: Oh, that Dennis, he's such a card. He wanted to be outrageous, but he was mostly harmless. "But Rodman has now managed something approaching an actual outrage: his slobbering friendship with Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s cherubic little totalitarian who recently demonstrated his reformist bona fides by having his ex-girlfriend machine-gunned for crimes against the state," writes Moynihan.

The scary thing is that Rodman is being serious when he tells the world that the brutal Kim is a "good guy" and his regime "not bad." He even has defenders who say that his "basketball diplomacy"—really just a ploy for publicity and profit for him and the gambling company backing him—is meaningful. It's not. Rodman wants journalists to take him seriously? Fine, here goes, writes Moynihan: "I’ll take the bait this once and tell Comrade Rodman that no serious person can look at the vast prison camp that is the 'Democratic People’s Republic of Korea' and see a 'good' country, or embrace as a 'friend' a 'marshal' who has sentenced his subjects to a life of misery and penury." Click for Moynihan's full column.

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LReyes
Sep 24, 2013 11:11 AM CDT
And we just realized that NOW?
Crotalus
Sep 11, 2013 10:44 AM CDT
Rodman finally has metal poisoning from all of that metal he sticks in his face. To say that the prison camp of n korea is a decent thing is outrageous, this little fat POS starves millions of his people to death each year. This fat little POS puts more people in his gulags that the entire prison population of the USA, (and that is a lot of people).
SuperLemonTony
Sep 11, 2013 8:43 AM CDT
I think the joke is you taking so long to form an opinion that every other common sense person knew after he left the Pistons "Bad Boys" .. welcome to the 21st century author.