That one's easy -- The United States::). North Korea's media is government controlled, so its purpose is to meet the government's agenda. The United States as a democracy sees media as a check and balance on the three branches of government, so it is often called the fourth estate. The challenge for readers is to learn how to determine what is a credible media source, and what is not. It's also good for readers to read all sides of an issue, to have a wider view of things. This is a privilege in the US that North Koreans don't have. You've got it, so enjoy it.