CNN and other media outlets are facing backlash after their praise of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un's sister, Ki Yo Jung.
North Korea is a rogue dictatorial regime that kills its political adversaries without mercy, enslaves lawbreakers and starves its own people. But coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is painting the isolated Asian nation in a new light; CNN described Kim as "stealing the show at the Winter Olympics." The Washington Post also published a piece in which they referred to sister Kim as the "Ivanka Trump of North Korea" and a "political princess.".
Really? Stealing the show? People are not happy about it.
No one, including other media outlets, are staying quiet over this. Nor should they be.
Frankly speaking, I’m not sure we should have allowed North Korea to compete in the Olympics given their human righ… https://t.co/nB9QGyr9JN— Brian Rosenwald (@Brian Rosenwald)1518370272.0
Even Trump supporters are weighing in. "It's Kim Yo Jong, Kim Jong Un's baby sister and enabler of his barbaric rule in North Korea," said MAGA John.
CNN thinks this woman is a star at the Winter Olympics. She is not a young woman promoting democracy and human rig… https://t.co/JAaqd9SbFt— 💪🏻𝕄𝔸𝔾𝔸 𝕁𝕠𝕙𝕟🇺🇸 (@💪🏻𝕄𝔸𝔾𝔸 𝕁𝕠𝕙𝕟🇺🇸)1518396660.0
Even the harshest critics of Pence are giving him the benefit of the doubt.
"Mike Pence is a lot of things, but the overseer of a literal prison state dotted with gulags, starvation, and universal repression is not one of them," Anthony Fisher wrote.
Mike Pence is a lot of things, but the overseer of a literal prison state dotted with gulags, starvation, and unive… https://t.co/cYtYrb6fK5— Anthony L. Fisher (@Anthony L. Fisher)1518454461.0
"Mainstream media often seem incapable of looking beyond North Korea's First Sister and distracting cheerleaders to mention its brutal repression," Kenneth Roth wrote on Twitter.
Mainstream media often seem incapable of looking beyond North Korea’s First Sister and distracting cheerleaders to… https://t.co/VahKSAouRX— Kenneth Roth (@Kenneth Roth)1518476379.0
"Every single journalist I've seen accused of "praising North Korea" has spent years doggedly reporting on North Korean human rights abuses that I've never seen the twitter virtue-signallers say one word about until today," tweeted Max Fisher.
Every single journalist I've seen accused of "praising North Korea" has spent years doggedly reporting on North Kor… https://t.co/s2uF9B6ZoJ— Max Fisher (@Max Fisher)1518469209.0
The reality is that the North Korean government regularly commits human rights atrocities that amount to war crimes, as Jack Posobiec pointed out.
In 2013, the UN Human Rights Council reported women in North Korea suffer forced aborions, gender persecution, and… https://t.co/wpHbPs8GGn— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸)1518349878.0
The Human Rights Watch's 2018 report details how the North Korean regime "committed crimes against humanity, including extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, imprisonment, rape and other forms of sexual violence, and forced abortion."
Per Human Rights Watch 2018 report: North Korea "committed crimes against humanity, including extermination, murder… https://t.co/G4KRtzfurm— Ed Whelan (@Ed Whelan)1518473029.0
As the prospect of direct talks with North Korea over their nuclear program begin to bud with possibility, the regime's abuse of human rights cannot be excused.
If the administration is serious about North Korean human rights, there are a number of actions it could take immed… https://t.co/CY3lH2v6nv— Foreign Policy (@Foreign Policy)1518372541.0
Pretty much, LOLGOP.
No one should ever cute up the hellscape that's North Korea. And the U.S. should do much better than sending Mike… https://t.co/yDNkOTVp09— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP)1518362169.0