Examples: [Collected via e-mail, March 2013]
Origins: This video hit the Internet in March 2013 as the "Greatest Propaganda Video Ever," purportedly a North Korean report on life in the United States showing how typical Americans live in tents and streets and building corridors, drink coffee made from snow, are drug-dependent, and have denuded large areas of all forms of avian wildlife by eating (yummy) birds to fend off starvation.
The actual gist of the video is somewhat related to the
Although Hill's original posting of the video on YouTube bore the title "North Korea Comedy Show: How Americans Live Today, Survive by Eating Birds and Snow" and was listed in the "Comedy" and "Entertainment" sections of that site, many viewers took it at face value because they encountered it out of context, because it's difficult to come up with anything about the reclusive North Korean nation that is too outlandish to be believed, and because those who questioned the video's legitimacy were egged on by Hill in YouTube's comments section.
Last updated: 15 March 2013
Stuart, Hunter. "Fake North Korean Propaganda Video Punks the Internet." The Huffington Post. 14 March 2013. Vorhees, Josh. "North Koreans Don't Believe Americans Drink Snow Coffee and Eat Pigeons." Slate. 13 March 2013.