NY Times praises Kim Jong Un’s sister, bashes Pence in new story — the backlash is swift and brutal

Add the New York Times to the growing list of mainstream media outlets fawning over Kim Yo Jung, sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

The younger Kim has been the talk of the town at the Winter Olympics after she attended the games’ opening ceremonies in the same VIP box as Vice President Mike Pence, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe.

But the Times took their praise of Yo Jong a step further on Sunday.

What did the Times say?

In a story published Sunday afternoon, the Times claimed that Yo Jong — whom the U.S. government has officially sanctioned for being an integral part of North Korea’s human rights abuses — “outflanked” Pence at the opening ceremonies.

“Flashing a sphinx-like smile and without ever speaking in public, Ms. Kim managed to outflank Mr. Trump’s envoy to the Olympics, Vice President Mike Pence, in the game of diplomatic image-making,” the Times wrote.

The Times furthered its praise by claiming Yo Jong “delivered messages of reconciliation as well as an unexpected invitation from her brother to the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, to visit Pyongyang, the North Korean capital” while Pence merely “came with an old message.”

The story then went on to criticize Pence for not meeting with the North Korean delegation. The outlet quoted a former State Department official who claimed Pence is “playing right into North Korea’s hands” and a professor who said Pence’s actions are “a new low in a bullying type of American diplomacy.”

The article, though probably liked by the North Korean regime, didn’t go over well with Americans.

What was the reaction?

The backlash was brutal and swift.

Conservative commentator Dana Loesch:

She “outflanks” him in operating concentration camps, starving citizens, torture, rape of female prisoners, and murdering her own family members. Your glowing coverage of this tyrannical regime is insane. https://t.co/yP688cDpWT

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 11, 2018

Ben Shapiro:

All you need to know about the media’s not-so-secret love for Marxist dictatorships can be seen in their treatment of the collectivist machine-like behavior of North Korean cheerleaders and the Chinese Olympics opening ceremony.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 11, 2018

The morally failing New York Times https://t.co/r7OA1byjNG

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 11, 2018

Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer:

You’ve got to be kidding me. https://t.co/bvkv3MOpMi

— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) February 11, 2018

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.):

Is the "newspaper of record" really this susceptible to charm and propaganda from murderous dictatorships?

Reminder: there are currently over 100,000 prisoners enslaved in North Korea. https://t.co/ffbmafH4B3

— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) February 11, 2018

Radio host Buck Sexton:

the North Korean state run by her brother forces starving children to inform on their parents who are then tortured to death inside multi-generational concentration camps-

but Trump tweets mean stuff to the media sometimes, so the NY Times is with her https://t.co/06z7neZ4nI

— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 11, 2018

Michelle Malkin:

The home of Stalin tool Walter Duranty flexes its Commie-pandering muscle… https://t.co/iqcrp7TlfN

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 11, 2018

Joe Concha, media reporter at The Hill:

Just a reminder that Kim Jong-un's sister literally heads the Department of Propaganda and Agitation. The Soviets called it Agitprop. The NY Times & other outlets are providing North Korea, with this fawning coverage, more than it could have ever dreamed of. We've lost our minds. https://t.co/05JIcySkC2

— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 11, 2018

National Review writer David French:

Only to stupid people. https://t.co/LrpbuRw1KW

— David French (@DavidAFrench) February 11, 2018

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