CNN was widely panned on Saturday after the news outlet published a story claiming that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, is "stealing the show at the Winter Olympics."
What did CNN claim?
After Yo Jong made headlines for her awkward glances at Vice President Mike Pence during the opening ceremonies for the Olympics on Friday, CNN published a story claiming Yo Jong "would be favored to win gold" if "diplomatic dance" were an event at the Winter Olympics.
"With a smile, a handshake and a warm message in South Korea's presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games," CNN reported.
CNN also labeled Yo Jong North Korea's "answer to American first daughter Ivanka Trump."
The report goes on to detail the meeting Yo Jong had with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Saturday and provided extensive details about who Yo Jong is and how powerful she is back in her home country, such as being the person her brother "trusts more than anyone else in the regime."
Overall, the article framed Yo Jong in a very positive and praiseworthy light. The framing quickly came under fire online.
How did people respond?
FoxNews.com commentator Stephen Miller:
JFC CNN... https://t.co/YEOztJTJgF— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller)1518284929.0
.@CNN “She’s North Korea’s Ivanka Trump! “ if Ivanka Trump oversaw prison labor camps, tortured & starved citizens… https://t.co/Svd5d7uofP— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller)1518285512.0
Conservative commentator Jay Cost, who writes for the Weekly Standard and National Review:
Hot Air writer Allahpundit:
Literally everyone who’s seal-clapping for the NorK Gulag Queen for scowling at Pence is a gigantic, gigantic assho… https://t.co/oUFa8BFB7K— Allahpundit (@Allahpundit)1518285781.0
Yashar Ali, a reporter for the Huffington Post:
Why are people in the replies treating Kim’s sister like she’s some icon throwing shade and not the member of a fam… https://t.co/TIV5XgwQ4s— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1518275673.0
Blake Seitz, speechwriter for Sen. Mike Pence (R-Utah):
Kim Yo Jong, Juche icon. pic.twitter.com/fKiVrRWhyV— Blake Seitz 🎙 (@BlakeSeitz) February 10, 2018
Conservative writer Kassy Dillon:
This normalization of North Korea is truly sickening. While Kim Jong Un’s sister and their cheerleaders are enjoyin… https://t.co/xOaSVskMJF— Kassy Dillon (@Kassy Dillon)1518285073.0
Reality TV star and conservative tweeter Chet Cannon: