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Monday, February 12, 2018

CNN is facing a backlash over an article about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, which critics claim paints her family's repressive regime in a positive light. The piece, published on Saturday, is headlined: "Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics."

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One should retract their claws during the Olympics as a show of unity during this time. You can resume your rightful condemnation of the country afterwards. This is about the athletes NOT their governments.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-12 06:15 AM | Reply

Yea just let our enemies spread their propaganda. Liberals like Laura never met a dictator they didn't like..

Is it your life's work to give every one of America's enemies every opportunity over the U.S. you can?

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2018-02-12 07:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Yea just let our 'insignificant' enemies spread their propaganda.

#2 | POSTED BY BOAZ

FTFY.

(However, it has suddenly become vogue to kneel down before, and be obedient to, the real threats.)

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-02-12 07:45 AM | Reply

Yea just let our enemies spread their propaganda. Liberals like Laura never met a dictator they didn't like..

Is it your life's work to give every one of America's enemies every opportunity over the U.S. you can?

Posted by boaz at 2018-02-12 07:39 AM | Reply

You aren't a critical thinker I take it???

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-12 07:45 AM | Reply

Typical leftist. They love dictators who torture and murder.

#5 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-02-12 07:47 AM | Reply

"Trump boasts of ‘great relationship' with Philippines' Duterte at first formal meeting"

www.washingtonpost.com

Nuf said.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-12 07:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Typical leftist. They love dictators who torture and murder.

Posted by sawdust at 2018-02-12 07:47 AM | Reply

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#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-02-12 07:59 AM | Reply

Sawdust's antipathy towards dictators will last until Trump claims emergency powers.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-12 08:04 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is a dictator. He just isn't a very good one yet.

I know, let's let him practice until he gets his stride.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-12 08:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Typical leftist. They love dictators who torture and murder.

#5 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Agreed, even the NYT does it ...

Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong-un's sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy
twitter.com

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-12 09:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Trump has heaped praise on the North Koreans. He admires them and has said so over and over.

Sawdust and Boaz need to acknowledge this.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 01:24 PM | Reply

"In an interview published over the weekend, Trump noted Kim took power in North Korea at the age of 27.

"A lot of people, I'm sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else," Trump said. "And he was able to do it. So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie.""

thehill.com

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 01:40 PM | Reply

Trump, Jan. 9: If you look at North Korea – this guy, he's like a maniac, OK? And you have to give him credit. How many young guys -- he was like 26 or 25 when his father died -- take over these tough generals, and all of a sudden -- you know, it's pretty amazing when you think of it. How does he do that? Even though it is a culture and it's a cultural thing, he goes in, he takes over, and he's the boss. It's incredible. He wiped out the uncle. He wiped out this one, that one. I mean, this guy doesn't play games. And we can't play games with him. Because he really does have missiles. And he really does have nukes.

www.factcheck.org

#13 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong-un's sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy
twitter.com

#10 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT 2018-02-12 09:56 AM | FLAG:

That's not praise for NK. It's trashing Pence. He's a total failure.

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 01:41 PM | Reply

--That's not praise for NK. It's trashing Pence. He's a total failure.

No, it's CNN, not surprisingly, running a puff piece about a Communist dictator's family.

#15 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-12 01:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Dotardians could have made this into a win. They could claim to their retarded base that the god-emperor instilled so much fear and respect in Kim that he cowered and crawled to SK to beg for mercy.

Instead, the Dotard is upset he is losing his chance to become a war president. What a shallow, selfish idiot.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-12 01:59 PM | Reply

"No, it's CNN, not surprisingly, running a puff piece about a Communist dictator's family."

North Korea, trying to make peace, is news.

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 03:03 PM | Reply

--North Korea, trying to make peace, is news.

Yeah, sure, Neville. The only thing Comrade Kim is interested in negotiating is South Korea's surrender.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-12 03:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

Yeah, sure, Neville.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at

Hey, that's an idea. Offer Kim Sudetenland.

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-12 03:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

North Korea, trying to make peace, is news.

#17 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

Risible!

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-12 03:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pence Sits During Political Display as Form of Protest

...Pence drew criticism from some Koreans after he remained seated as the unified Korean team entered the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday night.

www.drudge.com

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 03:44 PM | Reply

www.cnn.com

Just curious Nulli and Jeff.

Where is the puff piece that your story actually references?

Do you know?

It appears you haven't read it.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 03:46 PM | Reply

Let me quote from the "puff piece" and you can tell me if President Trump was more complimentary or the "puff piece" was:

"But as North Korea's brutal dictator, Kim's brother has ruled with an iron fist since coming to power, operating Nazi-style prison camps, repressing political opposition and even executing senior officers and his own family members in an effort to consolidate power."

Kate Yoo, 21, who like Yoon spoke to CNN during Saturday's hockey match between Switzerland and the unified Korean team, said she doesn't think it's "the best thing to have her here, although maybe part of having one of the Kim dynasty over is like a safeguard, then they won't attack."

Images from the lunch meeting at the Blue House -- broadcast live on South Korean TV -- showed Moon sitting in front of Kim, rather than Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's ceremonial head of state who was technically the more senior official at the meeting.

Like most members of her family, little is definitively known about Kim beyond her official rank.

#23 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 03:49 PM | Reply

WoW! I had to stop because there was so many wonderful things being said.

If the Liberal media is so perfect, then you should join.

#24 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 03:50 PM | Reply

--operating Nazi-style prison camps,

I like how they used "Nazi" rather than the accurate description: communist-style gulags.

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-12 03:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

Buzzfeed of all places is NOT amused by the media love-fest for this woman:

PSA: Kim Jong Un's Sister Is Not Your New Fave Shade Queen. She's A Garbage Monster.

What the hell is wrong with you people?


www.buzzfeed.com

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-12 04:03 PM | Reply

"PSA: Kim Jong Un's Sister Is Not Your New Fave Shade Queen. She's A Garbage Monster."

Sounds like the Kims and the Trumps should get along just fine.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 04:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Communism has killed more people than any other system of government and yet the liberals love it. I mean whats not to love in communist countries you get to silence any opinions you don't agree with just like the liberals do on college campuses face it Libs fit right in with communism.

#28 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-02-12 04:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

--operating Nazi-style prison camps,

I like how they used "Nazi" rather than the accurate description: communist-style gulags.

#25 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Good catch. NW

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-12 04:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#28 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2018-02-12 04:08 PM

Do you need to rent an IMAX theater for all that projection?

#30 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-12 04:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

face it Libs fit right in with communism.
#28 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

Why you preaching what's already known?

Can we request a "NOT NEWSWORTHY" flag for the vast majority of WTFIGO's posts?

#31 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-12 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Yea just let our enemies spread their propaganda." - #2 | Posted by pfc. boaztoes© (h/t to ichiro) at 2018-02-12 07:39 AM

Our enemies spreading their propaganda, pfc. boaztoes©?

Would that be Russia?

Or Fox News?

#32 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-12 04:22 PM | Reply

Screw Twitter. That's what you get for playing that ----.

#33 | Posted by squinch at 2018-02-12 06:09 PM | Reply

"Screw Twitter."

Amen.

#34 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-02-12 10:00 PM | Reply

Am I on another planet, but are the folks who voted for the guy who wants to jail reporters and have military parades saying that the other side loves strongman dictators? You can't write comedy this good.

#35 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-13 07:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 | Posted by Danni at 2018-02-12 07:52 AM
Classic Whataboutism.
'Nuf said.'

#36 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-13 10:15 AM | Reply

Donald Trump is a dictator. He just isn't a very good one yet. - #9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-02-12 08:05 AM
You've raised the level of your discourse up to those who were claiming that President Obama was a dictator for his 8 years. Congratulations.

#37 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-13 10:17 AM | Reply

"Communism has killed more people than any other system of government and yet the liberals love it. I mean whats not to love in communist countries you get to silence any opinions you don't agree with just like the liberals do on college campuses face it Libs fit right in with communism. Now get off my lawn."

FTFY

#38 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-13 10:32 AM | Reply

#37 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Did Obama express his desire to imprison his critics or for a military parade? Did Obama fill his cabinet with his family and cronies? It's not even a comparison, but you know that.

#39 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-13 11:27 AM | Reply

For what it's worth, I thought the exact same thing as the other critics of CNN when I read the article over the weekend. Why the hell is CNN publishing a puff piece about the North Korean regime?

#40 | Posted by moder8 at 2018-02-13 11:42 AM | Reply

Even Frank Bruni at NYT is appalled by this fawning:

The Ivanka Trump of North Korea? Oh, Please

www.nytimes.com

#41 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-14 11:03 AM | Reply

#28 | POSTED BY WTFIGO

Apart from tribalism, monarchies, feudalism, and capitalism, sure.

#42 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-14 03:19 PM | Reply

#35 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

I always thought the Gropey Old Pedophiles were more hippo(crite)s than elephants.

#43 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-14 03:20 PM | Reply

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