Fox News — 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.
Take, for example, the following headlines – ones you’d normally expect to find in North Korea’s state-run media. On Saturday, I found them in my Twitter feed:
“Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the winter Olympics”
“The ‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea’ captivates people in the South at the Olympics”
“North Korea’s cheerleaders steal spotlight at Winter Games with synchronized chants”
“North Korea is winning the Olympics—and it’s not because of sports”
With every headline, the media normalizes a brutal dictatorship that has earned the contempt of the international community.