North Korea Coverage at Winter Olympics
Headline Roundup February 12th, 2018
With the Winter Olympics in full swing, media coverage of North Korea's participation has varied widely across different news outlets. Some have celebrated Kim Jong Un's sister's diplomatic efforts, while others have harshly condemned any approval of the regime.
The last time South Korea hosted an Olympic Games, the North went so far in its attempt to best the attention Seoul was getting that it drove its economy into perdition and its people into starvation.
They marveled at her barely-there makeup and her lack of bling. They commented on her plain black outfits and simple purse. They noted the flower-shaped clip that kept her hair back in a no-nonsense style.
American mainstream media outlets delivered plenty of propaganda on North Korea’s behalf this weekend. Somehow, as Kim Jong Un’s totalitarian regime continues to starve, torture and murder its own people—western news outlets are mesmerized by the dictatorship’s presence at the 2018 Winter Olympics.