Rodman's ignorance reaches new low

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Posted: January 10, 2014

ANYONE IN THIS world who takes Dennis Rodman seriously must either be an idiot or the dictator of a backward Third World country.

Somehow, Rodman has befriended North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and has visited the country a couple of times on supposed goodwill missions. His latest included Rodman and some basketball buddies playing a few games for the leader on his birthday. Rodman even sang "Happy Birthday" to the little fella.

But Rodman, as he is wont to do, opened his mouth and showed his ignorance, kinda how, in 1997, he said he couldn't stand Mormons and later apologized because he didn't know Mormons were members of the Church of Latter Day Saints. He thought Mormon was another name for people from Utah.

Yesterday, not only was Rodman being slammed for not using his access to Kim to help free Kenneth Bae, a missionary in poor health who is being confined in North Korea for "anti-state" crimes, but Rodman implied that Bae's imprisonment was his own fault, saying, "Kenneth Bae did one thing. If you understand what Kenneth Bae did - do you understand what he did in this country?"

So yesterday came another in a long line of Rodman apologies.

He apologized because "it had been a very stressful day" and that "I had been drinking" and "was overwhelmed."

That was no consolation for Bae's family.

Bae's sister, Terri Chung, said his family couldn't believe what Rodman had said.

"It's clear he has no idea what he's talking about," Chung told KOMO Radio in Seattle on Wednesday.

Some members of Congress, the NBA and human rights groups say Rodman has become a public relations tool for North Korea's government.

Not sure about the public relations part, but the "tool" part is dead on.

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