Journalists from across the media are outraged after CNN published a story about how Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics’ in Pyongyang, South Korea.
In the article, three CNN reporters claimed Kim Yo Jong, Kim’s sister is North Korea’s Ivanka Trump.
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 10, 2018
.@CNN “She’s North Korea’s Ivanka Trump! “ if Ivanka Trump oversaw prison labor camps, tortured & starved citizens & ordered a few hundred executions, totally.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 10, 2018
This crazy murderous dictator’s sister is just like Ivanka Trump, reports CNN, except for the whole running the “Propaganda and Agitation Department” thing… pic.twitter.com/DDmSH7TWav
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) February 10, 2018
— Young Republicans (@yrnf) February 10, 2018
As their story explains, Kim Yo Jong’s presence is a calculated answer to Ivanka’s role at the Olympics’ closing ceremony.
Kim Yo Jong’s profile has been steadily rising since 2014, when she was made deputy director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers’ Party. Her position is such that, according to a Seoul-based think tank run by North Korean defectors, Kim briefly took charge of the country while her brother was reportedly ill with gout or diabetes in late 2014. She also plays an important role as an informant for her brother, Gause said. Experts say her visit for the Winter Games is calculated to answer the expected presence of Ivanka Trump at the closing ceremonies. “Kim Yo Jong is the perfect counterpart to this,” Hwang said. “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.”
As expected, their article faced huge backlash.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 10, 2018
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) February 10, 2018
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. (@EsotericCD) February 10, 2018
What do you think about this? Do you think that Ivanka Trump is a better role model than Kim Jong Un’s sister?