NBC Fangirls Just a Little Too Hard Over North Korean Cheer Squad — It Backfires Immediately

| FEB 11, 2018 | 2:35 PM
North Korean Cheer Squad Arrive In South Korea

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CNN took some serious heat over its favorable coverage of the North Korean delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Comparing Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, to Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of President Donald Trump, CNN tweeted that the leader of the North Korean delegation was “stealing the show” from the spectators' box.

But CNN wasn't alone. NBC News responded to the “charm offensive” delivered by North Korea with a tweet so far over the line the network eventually deleted it — but The Federalist's Sean Davis grabbed a screenshot:

Not everyone is falling for the North Korean cheer squad's charade, however:

In an effort to promote a rare show of unity on the Korean Peninsula, Kim Yo Jong is being afforded every courtesy of a visiting VIP. She even sat just feet from South Korean and Japanese dignitaries and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence during the opening ceremony.

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