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The disgusting, but not surprising, behavior of the media at the Winter Olympics

South Korean ski resort Credit: Uwe Schwarzbach/Flickr/Creative Commons

South Korean ski resort Credit: Uwe Schwarzbach/Flickr/Creative Commons

It seems that some in the mainline media have gone absolutely delusional.

It involves the fawning headlines pouring out around the world over the appearance of Kim Yo Jong, sister of the North Korea’s sadistic communist despot Kim Jong Un, at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

As a member of the North Korea’s powerful inner cabinet, Kim Yo Jong is a major player in this sadistic regime serving as “vice director of propaganda and agitation.” Many suspect she is more than just complicit in what is taking place behind closed doors in North Korea.

North Korea is renown for its many death camps spread around the country where tens of thousands of Koreans are brutalized, raped, tortured and murdered for things as simple as not bowing properly before statues of Kim Jong Un, who people are forced to worship as a god.

Even today there are eight Americans in jail in North Korea. And just a few months back, the media reported on the terrible plight of American university student Otto Warmbier who was arrested and brutalized for supposedly stealing a North Korean propaganda poster at a hotel.

Having been imprisoned for 17 months, last year North Korea unexpectedly released Warmbier and he returned to the US on June 13, 2017. When he arrived, Warmbier, 22, was in a zombie-like state, awake, but unable to speak or even move. Warmbier died six days later on June 19, 2017.

The media know this, but treat the “vice director of propaganda and agitation” like it never happened.

But her appearance has many in the mainline media falling over themselves in their effort to glamorize Kim Yo Jong with Reuter and CNN awarding her a “diplomatic gold.”

In its article, entitled Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the Olympics, CNN wrote:

“If ‘diplomatic dance’ were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong-un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold.”

But CNN wasn’t along in its lavish praise. Reuters titled its article: North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics and the New York Times used the headline Kim Jong-un’s sister turns on the charm, taking Pence’s spotlight.

Any attention given Kim Yo Jong is only happening because of the media. By glorifying her, they are the ones thrusting her into the spotlight.

No one else is.

So why are some in the media glamorizing one of the world’s most murderous and sadistic regimes?

Perhaps the best explanation I have heard is “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Many in the media absolutely hate US President Donald Trump and because North Korea hates Donald Trump, North Korea becomes a natural friend and ally.

Others have suggested that some in the media are now very left-wing and have a natural affinity to this communist regime.

But calling evil, good is not a recent phenomena. Thousands of years ago, Isaiah prophesied:

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter (Isaiah 5:20 NASV)

According to Isaiah, a darkness needs to come upon a person’s mind for someone to portray evil as good.

We live in strange times.

Fortunately there is some sanity in the midst of this. The New York Post and Fox News wrote articles condemning these stories. One media personality tweeted that this type of behavior is the reason no one trusts the media anymore.


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