The Patriot Post® · Love Trumps Hate? Media Swoon Over Kim's Murderous Sister
Some of you may recall many years ago when CNN founder Ted Turner made some cringe-inducing bromides about North Korea. In 2005, he portrayed the murderous regime of Kim Jong-il — the father of current madman Kim Jong-un — as fairly typical and not altogether lacking human decency. He deliriously pontificated: “I am absolutely convinced that the North Koreans are absolutely sincere. … I looked them right in the eyes. And they looked like they meant the truth.” In reference to Kim, he stated, “He didn’t look too much different than most other people.” He added, “I saw a lot of people over there. They were thin and they were riding bicycles instead of driving in cars, but … I didn’t see any brutality.” And the Non Compos Mentis gold medal goes to…
Fast forward to today, and Turner’s impaired perception of North Korea is no different from what the Leftmedia despicably showed during Friday night’s Olympic Games opening ceremony. In fact, the Olympics were quickly tarnished by Trump Derangement Syndrome. Vice President Mike Pence, who was on hand for the ceremony, was eviscerated for his refusal to overlook North Korea’s abhorrent and tyrannical dictatorship. North and South Korea had recently — and no doubt apprehensively — agreed to show harmony at the Olympics, such as processing together for the opening ceremony and sporting a joint women’s hockey team. That’s their prerogative, and everyone hopes that something good can come out of it.
But the U.S. certainly shouldn’t be shamed for its cautionary approach to the Koreas’ decision and the inevitable outcome. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Pence drew the greatest reaction for where he did not appear: most pointedly, at a dinner [South Korean President] Moon [Jae-in] hosted before the opening ceremony. That meant that he avoided spending much time with the North Korean delegation, including Kim Yong-nam, the country’s ceremonial head of state.” Pence also refused to stand when the combined Korean delegate was accentuated during the opening ceremony. The Times wrote that critics view the snub as “disrespectful of the athletes and his host, Mr. Moon.”
Naturally, the Left quickly pounced on Pence’s stern but substantive conduct. This isn’t surprising, but what’s absolutely despicable is the length to which media outlets went to shown their disdain for the Trump administration — and love for the North Korean communists. Kim Jong-un did not attend the opening ceremonies but instead dispatched his sister, Kim Yo-jong. And she was quickly adopted as the new face of the anti-Trump “Resistance.” CNN — the same network on which Ted Turner extolled the “virtues” of North Korea — ran with the atrocious headline, “Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics.” The New York Times wasn’t much better, tweeting, “Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong-un’s sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy.”
Reminder: North Korea is so impoverished that soldiers ransack farms for food while Kim and his family eat to their hearts’ content and while precious money is diverted toward nuclear weapons proliferation. The state has executed hundreds of innocent people, including Kim’s own brother. It’s facilitated numerous global hacking campaigns. It’s threatened time and time again to annihilate America and its allies. And some 300,000 people have defected since 1953. Who knows how many lost their lives trying or didn’t try at all out of fear.
Complicit in all this? Kim’s sister. And the Leftmedia want to slam Pence for not acquiescing to North Korean propaganda? Yo-jong is just as ruthless as Jong-un is. Together they have committed atrocities most Americans can’t comprehend. And President Donald Trump knows that what North Korea wants is not at all reflected in what it’s trying to sell at the Olympics. The media in the Age of Trump perpetually lecture us that “Love Trumps Hate.” Unless, of course, they can prop up someone who literally hates all that lives and breathes and who can serve to promote the Left’s equally hateful agenda of trying to destroy the Trump administration.