Did you know that 20% of children in New York City live in the grip of famine?
It's true, if you put your full faith in the fact-finders used by North Korea.
This and many other factoids about life in America are on full display thanks to a "news analysis" on the country by North Korea.
The most interesting claim is that: "The housing price soared 11.5% last year than 2012 and 13.2% in January this year than 2013, leaving many people homeless," according to the report.
Presumably the anonymous analyst(s)(?) are quoting Case-Shiller numbers, but this, like most of the other facts revealed about American life, are unsourced.
Which is great, because Case-Shiller certainly would not want to be directly blamed for throwing people out in the street.
A bit of background. In February, the United Nations released a damning human rights report on North Korea.
And so naturally North Korea shot back at the Untied States…. with this report showing the communist dictatorship's response.
Here are a few other insights about America, from North Korea:
"The U.S. is a living hell as elementary rights to existence are ruthlessly violated."
"The U.S. has witnessed an increasing number of gun-related crimes in all parts of the country and even its military bases this year. In this regard, the United Nations on April 10 put the U.S. on the top of the world list of homicide rates."
"A Russian TV said that in the U.S. the wealthy classes are now keen on the investment in providing private prisons for their high profit and so more people will be imprisoned."
"Its chief executive, Obama, indulges himself in luxury almost every day, squandering hundred millions of dollars on his foreign trip in disregard of his people's wretched life."
"The U.S. is the world's worst human right abuser and tundra (sic) of a human being's rights to existence."
Well, maybe so North Korea, but at least our home prices are going up.