For John, BLUF: In the mainstream media the woman who works with her evil step-brother, who had her brother killed in a Singapore Airport, is cool, but Mr Donald Trump is frightening? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
When a member of the most brutal regime on earth is treated like the belle of the Olympic ball, the media needs to stop worrying about normalizing Trump.
Normalizing as in making to appear normal.
From The Federalist, by Mr David Marcus, 13 February 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
Ever since he assumed residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, progressives have insisted there is a great danger in normalizing Donald Trump. The argument goes that he is so immoral and dangerous that coverage of him must always place him in this context. This, in large part, is why so many conservatives were flummoxed by some of our nation’s biggest news outlets’ fawning coverage of Kim Yo-Jong, the sister of Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, during the winter Olympics.Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
The New York Times told us that with a winning smile she had diplomatically outflanked U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. CNN gushed over her stealing the show with her North Korean charm offensive, and told us that North Korea was “winning the Olympics, not because of sports.” This coverage, which a cynic might imagine is meant to make President Trump and his approach to North Korea look bad, can also be credibly accused of normalizing one of the most brutal dictatorships on the planet.
Regards — Cliff
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