CNN's Bizarre Praise of Kim Jong Un's Sister at the Winter Olympics

Posted: Feb 10, 2018 5:40 PM

CNN ran an absurd story Saturday afternoon, seemingly praising the sister of one the world’s most evil dictators for “stealing the show” at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

The piece starts off, saying, “If 'diplomatic dance' were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's younger sister would be favored to win gold.” 

Hailing Kim Yo Jong as North Korea’s “answer” to Ivanka Trump, CNN claims that “with a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea's presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.” 

As the Daily Caller's Benny Johnson pointed out, the article even attempts to justify her inclusion at the Olympic games as proof that the brutal regime was somehow a progressive nation. 

Babilina Hwang, a visiting professor at Georgetown, told CNN that "Kim Yo Jong is the perfect counterpart to  (Ivanka Trump). And it also is a signal that North Korea is not this crazy, weird former Cold War state -- but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership." (emphasis added)

Conservative’s were quick to condemn the CNN article. 

Kim Yo Jong was "promoted" in 2014 to "deputy director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers' Party." Perhaps even weirder about this story is that three days earlier CNN noted that Kim Yo Jong is always "thinking that at any given time, if she is to make one mistake, her brother could have her killed."

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