Russian media’s Putin coverage is North Korea-kind of ridiculous
You may have heard stories from North Korea's state media that sound just plain silly. Like the time, Kim Jong-Il phoned the North Korean soccer coach during their World Cup match against Brazil with the invisible phone he invented. Or the time Kim Jong-Il played golf for the first time and finished with 11 holes-in-one. The list goes on.
Russian state media is following North Korea's playbook in the way it presents President Vladimir Putin. After all, there isn't anything Putin can't do.
He's skilled in Judo martial arts . . .
He's a race car driver ...
He's an archeologist ...
... And he's a stud who goes hunting shirtless.
But he also has a soft side.
Although this may seem silly to the rest of the western world, there's a reason behind this image.