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American Media Can't Stop Gushing About the North Korean 'Charm Offensive' at the Olympics

Kim Yong Nam stands behind Vice President Pence at the Olympics.

Many Americans over the weekend observed the mainstream media's fawning coverage of North Korea at the Olympics with abject disgust -- especially in light of the hostile coverage of Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence.

The over-the-top praise of the North Korean cheer squad and Kim Yo-jong, the younger sister of North Korea's dictator Kim Jong Un, has been nothing short of disgraceful.

Yo-jong (whose leering, smirking mug brings to mind Kill Bill's meteor hammer-wielding villainess Gogo Yubari) is the deputy director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of North Korea's Workers' Party and a member of the Politburo. This is probably not a pleasant woman.

CNN was impressed, however: "Kim Jong Un's sister is stealing the show at the Winter Olympics," the network gushed on Saturday.

The article began, "If 'diplomatic dance' were an event at the Winter Olympics, Kim Jong Un's younger sister would be favored to win gold."

North Korea continues to starve, imprison, torture, and murder its own people and threaten its neighbors with nuclear annihilation -- but that didn't stop Reuters from awarding the totalitarian regime with a gold medal for diplomacy.

Not to be outdone, the New York Times also heaped praise on the murderous dictator's little sis while taking a jab at the vice president: "Without a word, only flashing smiles, Kim Jong-un's sister outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy," cheered the Grey Lady.

Conservatives on Twitter reacted with disgust: