There can be absolutely no doubt about the fecklessness of the American mass media anymore. No matter your opinion of President Trump or tax cuts, its fawning over all things North Korean at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is disturbing and despicable. Most of the Hermit Kingdom’s citizens are starving as the regime attempts to cow the world with ever bigger and more advanced weapons. The Dear Leader executes anyone who annoys him at the drop of a hat, often with anti-aircraft guns, including members of his own family.
And yet, CNN recently declared that Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, was “stealing the show” at the Olympics, and “would be favored to win gold” if “diplomatic dance” were an event at the games. They even hailed her as North Korea’s “answer to American first daughter Ivanka Trump.”
NBC tweeted out praise for the North’s 200-some-odd member female cheerleading squad, saying they are “so satisfying to watch,” as they chant, sway, dance and sing. And it just got more ridiculous from here.
Kim Yo Jong reportedly has a close relationship with her brother, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, and is director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Worker’s Party of (North) Korea. As such, she has been personally sanctioned by the government of the United States as a key figure in the regime’s heinous human rights abuses of its own people.
Let’s revisit the historic 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, the first ever televised, as brought to you by today’s Western mass media, shall we?
Wall Street Journal journalist: “What strikes me about these games is the cleanliness and discipline! The trains run on time and the Olympic Village is as pure as the driven snow!”
NBC correspondent: “And there’s Paula Hitler, resplendent in her Stellenleiter outfit with double swastikas. She’s the Third Reich’s answer to Anna Roosevelt, no doubt about that! What effervescence! Just lovely!”
CNN correspondent: “We’re getting a good look at Joseph Goebbels now. Many folks don’t know it, but his first name is actually Paul. He’s just buzzing around, stealing the show with his gemutlichkeit and dignity, interacting with anyone and everyone! If diplomatic dance were an event at these games, he’d have to be favored for the gold!”
And, if Bullshit and Fake News reporting were an Olympic event…the Korean Central News Agency would be hard pressed to vanquish the likes of American entries such as NBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, and CNN.