In a true “hold my beer” moment, ABC News has decided it can’t let CNN win the day with its hot take that “Kim Jong Un’s sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics.” Nah, it’s North Korea’s 230-member cheerleading squad that is “stealing the spotlight.”
— ABC News (@ABC) February 10, 2018
No they are not. https://t.co/H7TQyfjX4H
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) February 11, 2018
As Twitchy reported, some lefties like The New Republic’s Jeet Heer seem to think that North Korea is winning big-time with its Olympic “charm offensive,” but so far we’ve only seen media outlets like CNN and ABC News fall for it.
Hey ABC News … you want to see large numbers of North Koreans in matching outfits doing synchronized moves? Here you go:
— Jeremy Koh (@JeremyKohCNA) April 15, 2017
Why are the networks so taken in by this garbage?
Not to be outdone by @CNN''s puff piece on Kim Jong-un''s sister, ABC does its own commie propaganda bit.
MSM: fellating Marx since Duranty https://t.co/ufIAGa4jki
— TexitMachine (@BrowningMachine) February 11, 2018
"Look how wonderfully these slave dancers perform for us under threat of execution!" https://t.co/08D1gFIcyi
— Razor (@hale_razor) February 11, 2018
Synchronized chants! Wherever did they find the time?! It's almost as if they received military style instruction from some kind of government official! https://t.co/JxzueqpQgH
— Matthew McAllister (@Catfatmatty) February 11, 2018
Genocidal dictatorships can earn fawning coverage from American journalists and all it takes is conscripted cheerleaders https://t.co/Lgl1v9mbW8
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) February 11, 2018
Alt headline: North Korea’s 200-plus cheerleaders steal spotlight at 2018 Winter Olympics knowing they’ll be jailed or put to death if they mess up and embarrass Dear Leader. https://t.co/ndDll85eIp
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) February 11, 2018
We should expect nothing less from a country that puts a significant portion of its population into work camps when it isn’t torturing them. https://t.co/UgpvEcXV1z
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 11, 2018
I mean, I don't think it's like they are forced to do that by the threat of death and the deaths of their families or anything… https://t.co/TMQtno7mZ9
— Artist_Angie: Sensei of Sarcasm (@Artist_Angie) February 11, 2018
And families held hostage.
This media narrative is gross. https://t.co/SKSW3A6GEV
— Notorious Augusto P (@GenAugustoP) February 11, 2018
"Look happy or your little sister gets fed to a pack of dogs" https://t.co/pQ8EIP5X7f
— Howard Roark Laughed (@Major_Skidmark) February 11, 2018
How is every major outlet gleefully pushing North Korean propaganda? This is bizarre. Gee. I wonder why these people are so coordinated? I'm sure it's all voluntary. https://t.co/D4wFTGWuZv
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) February 11, 2018
Good grief, ABC also….
Hey Yankee Boy, totalitarianism ain't all that bad https://t.co/RU0DIhMd8T
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) February 10, 2018
Are you fucking kidding? https://t.co/M6fJTJCCv0
— Dan (@danieltobin) February 11, 2018
ABC doing propaganda work for North Korea, who holds those women's families hostage at home. Well done ABC, well done. https://t.co/rYRH0QvbLw
— Caleb Jordan Schulz (@Based_Jedi) February 11, 2018
You do realize that these are propaganda tools and you fawning all over them just make them EFFECTIVE propaganda tools. (smh) https://t.co/aMTiQqFuyp
— Able Archer (@InfoSomniac2) February 11, 2018
This is what it actually looks like when democracy dies in the darkness of useful idiocy – cheerleaders “celebrating" their country for propagandistic purposes at the point of a government gun. If they don’t act like this they will end up in the gulag. #NorthKorea #OlympicGames https://t.co/M1EMEMtCVx
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) February 11, 2018
Our media's fascination with this is absolutely bizarre. https://t.co/YdhEGNQH2A
— Pylnyy Mashina (@dustopian) February 11, 2018
MSM has officially gone batshit crazy. https://t.co/mQG2CGiJem
— My Crimson Chaos (@HeatherDThomas1) February 11, 2018
Don’t be duped by the pageantry of illegitimate and unaccountable power. https://t.co/uasnizvOnR
— Aaron Ross Powell (@ARossP) February 11, 2018
Last week, it was considered controversial by the current national culture that the suggestion by the United States President that a military parade, for the purposes of morale and honor, might be in order: https://t.co/gt4Hh6IlfH
— varifrank (@varifrank) February 11, 2018
Breaking: Police States Are Adorbs! https://t.co/HJjyytFQzg
— Bryan Suits, Los Angeles' Anti Dude (@darksecretplace) February 11, 2018
Wait, they're stealing the spotlight because they have cheerleaders? In matching outfits? Doing synchronized chants?
Boy, if they manage to make one of those pyramid thingies using some of the cheerleaders, capitalism is over.
God, you're idiots. https://t.co/BVtSvakcxj
— Azathoth (@ArkhamRealty) February 11, 2018
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At least somebody gets it:
I can report South Koreans here in Pyeongchang are not as enthralled with Kim Yo Jong and the North Korean cheerleaders as it seems some media are back home.
Something about N.K. killing, starving, & imprisoning its people while threatening South Korea with nuclear annihilation.
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) February 11, 2018