But I have to stop and stare at this.
"There is only one photograph available outside North Korea of Kim Jong-un; it is of him as an 11-year-old with a bratty grin. - The New York Times"Bratty grin? Really?
Is it really necessary to caption the only photo millions of us will see of the future leader of North Korea with the word "bratty?" I mean, this is The Times. It will shape our opinions, it will inform our decisions, whether we want it to or not. This is The First Impression. And they go with "bratty."
It's a helluva lot easier to justify bombing the hell out of a brat, I guess. And we wouldn't want to humanize even an 11 year old kid if we might need to bomb him some day.