Since the launch of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the U.S. media has been praising North Korea and its leadership. It has been rather frightening to think that western journalists believe the dictatorship is peachy and neat. But that’s the state of journalism today: if you hate President Donald Trump, then you must love his enemies.
This is reminiscent of the U.S. media’s reportage pertaining to Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, and Chavez’s Venezuela.
I certainly don’t want the U.S. to go to war with North Korea, and I think the way Washington is handling the Pyongyang file is befuddling. I mostly agree with Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on the issue.
That said, I would never write these headlines:
“The ‘Ivanka Trump of North Korea’ captivates people in the South at the Olympics.”
“Kim Jong-un’s sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics.”
“North Korea judged winner of diplomatic gold at Olympics.”
“Head held high, Kim’s sister returns to North Korea” (which head?)
It should be noted that I did allude to Kim Jong-un’s sudden shift to a free enterprise system in certain industries, which has been an improvement from his father, and better for the North Korean people. But much of the population is still starving, suffering, and sullen thanks to the communist dictatorship.
In fact, the purpose of this blog post is to remind the media what Pyongyang has done to its people.
Here are a few pieces I have done over the years:
North Korean defectors speak at human rights conference
North Korea’s Human Rights Situation: Visions of Korea’s future
Canadian-Korean organization talks state of affairs in N. Korea
International officials discuss North Korean human rights
North Korea’s future, people in the hands of Kim Jong Un
(HanVoice has done an incredible job over the years shedding a light on the tragedy occurring in North Korea.)