At this point, I’m embarrassed for CNN.
A piece over at CNN today, written by Brian Todd, Joe Sterling, and Sheena McKenzie (Not sure what’s going on with these tag team pieces) was a nauseating ode to the wonder of Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of dictator Kim Jong Un.
The title of the piece is, “Kim Jong Un’s Sister Is Stealing the Show at the Winter Olympics.”
It’s like they’ve forgotten that North Korea is a murderous regime that starves and tortures its own people, puts political dissidents in work camps, and is currently listed on the World Watch List of nations that have the worst Christian persecution at number 1. It has held that spot for some time, actually.
She may be more pleasant to deal with than her older brother, but her current position is head of North Korea’s propaganda office, so, it’s in her element.
Social media users were not kind, in pointing out how ludicrous the article is.
If I were working for CNN I would honestly resign before writing this piece. Beyond a certain point, no job is worth sacrificing your dignity or whitewashing true evil like this. https://t.co/k2qNfoV2zD
— Jeff B, fightin' the COVID one bootleg at a time (@EsotericCD) February 10, 2018
The spokeswoman for Vice President Pence, Alyssa Farah had a solemn reminder for CNN:
Speaking of stealing, Otto Warmbier was tortured & killed at the hands of the Kim regime after being accused of stealing a poster. Let’s not whitewash North Korea’s record https://t.co/ST8QwhImMD
— Devin O’Malley (@VPPressSec) February 10, 2018
Oh, yeah. Remember him?
Blake Seitz, speechwriter for Utah Senator Mike Lee, had several astute observations:
Then there was this spot-on assessment of the media’s glee that Kim was apparently caught on camera giving “side-eye” to VP Pence:
Why are people in the replies treating Kim’s sister like she’s some icon throwing shade and not the member of a family that has terrorized its people for 60 years. FFS people you can disagree with the VP…even hate him….without praising the Kims or agreeing with them. https://t.co/xTKizY9xP2
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) February 10, 2018
Do better, CNN.