Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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OK, it’s official – some people may be getting a little overwrought about North Korea’s possible reaction to the release of The Interview -- that much-hyped movie where Kim Jong-un gets (fictionally) assassinated by the CIA (via a couple of patsies played by James Franco and Seth Rogen).
It seems Kim Jong-un doesn’t like the new Seth Rogan movie, The Interview. Not surprising really, it’s a comedy about a fictitious plot to assassinate him.
At home, where news is highly limited, Kim Jong-un remains the supreme leader, but what we may be seeing is a process of allowing others in senior positions more latitude and exposure to the current attempt at diplomatic engagement.