There are some narratives that not even MSNBC should be expected to screw up—and yet, here we are.

Today, Tamron Hall hosted former New Mexico Governor and UN Ambassador Bill Richardson to talk about Kim Jong Un’s barely-precedented call for a summit between between the leadership of North Korea and South Korea.

Throughout the interview, Richardson did a good job of pointing out how erratic the actions of North Korean regime has been, and was quick to put a damper on hopeful expectations that this proposed summit could mean a change in how the divided countries interact with one another.

Then, of course, whatever is in the water over at MSNBC’s studios seeped in to Richardson’s consciousness and took the wheel. When asked about the possibility of Kim Jung Un wanting to define himself as a leader, Richardson went off the rails and blamed the media for North Korea’s problems:

Politico has the money quote:

“He has been the victim, Kim Jong Un, of a lot of bad press, a lot of bad international attention, with the Sony hacking, with [being] taken to the International Criminal Court by some U.N. countries, a number of other very destabilizing moves that he has made, shooting the missiles, nuclear testing,” Richardson said on Friday on MSNBC’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall.”

Watch it here:

Maybe it’s just me, but I think a man who “purges” political opponents and allows his people to die of starvation deserves all the bad press we can throw at him.

h/t Mediaite