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Monday, February 12, 2018

The New York Times or North Korean propaganda?

Readers may be forgiven for confusing the two after a weekend in which America’s newsrooms raced to see who could lavish the most praise upon Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.


Ms. Kim, director of the Workers’ Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department, made her star turn Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.


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While protesters burned North Korean flags outside of Olympic Stadium, cameras captured Ms. Kim glaring at U.S Vice President Mike Pence, sending the Fourth Estate into a tizzy.

1. The New York Times: “King Jong-un’s Sister Turns on the Charm, Taking Pence’s Spotlight”


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2. CNN: “Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics”

3. The Washington Post: “The ‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea‘ captivates people in the South at the Olympics”

4. Reuters: “North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts”

5. NPR: “Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea”

6. The Associated Press: “At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat”

7. Yahoo Sports: “All swagger and smiles, Kim Jong Un’s mysterious sister gets her star turn at the Winter Olympics”

8. The Daily Beast: “Kim Jong Un’s Little Sister Steals Pence’s Thunder and Trumps Trump, at Least in Seoul”

9. Business Insider: “North Korea’s ‘Princess’ Kim Yo Jong threw Pence side-eye, cheered on a joint Korean hockey team, and pushed propaganda in her whirlwind trip to the Olympics”

10. ABC News: “North Korea’s 200-plus cheerleaders command spotlight at 2018 Winter Olympics with synchronized chants”

11. Slate: “North Korea’s Cheer Squad Is a Mesmerizing, Charming Propaganda Victory for Kim Jong-un


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