Why On Earth Is The Media So In Love With Kim Jong Un’s Sister?

Opinion | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong sits in a meeting room in Incheon, South Korea February 9, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS

She is a prominent figure in a murderous regime, not a celebrity

Media Finds Its Inner Juche And Glorifies North Korea At Winter Olympics

Media | Joe Simonson
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong (back left) watch on during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Nearly every mainstream organization weighed in

North Korean Soldier Was Apparently Drunk Out Of His Mind When He Defected At The DMZ

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean soldiers keep watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Said to be a rather impulsive person

CNN Drooled All Over Kim Jong Un's Sister -- Now They're Taking Serious Heat For It

Media | Peter Hasson
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‘Otto Warmbier unavailable for comment’

Officials Investigating Possible Cyberattack At Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Tech | Eric Lieberman
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong (back left) watch on during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

‘There were some issues’

North And South Korea Are Coming Together In Unexpected Ways At The Olympics

Video | Ryan Pickrell

An inter-Korean summit is now on the table

'Fully Prepared To Defend Our Nations' -- Mike Pence Puts North Korea ON NOTICE

Media | Justin Caruso

‘We’re going to make it crystal clear…’

All The Sports North Korea Will Compete In At The Winter Olympics [SLIDESHOW]

Slideshow | Sebastian Obando

Let’s compare that to the United States

What Just Happened At The Opening Ceremony Was Dramatic

Sports | Ford Springer
The North Korea and South Korea Olympic teams enter together under the Korean Unification Flag during the Parade of Athletes during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

The countries have joined together before

North Korea Cast Shade On The US And Gives Mike Pence The Cold Shoulder

Defense | Henry Rodgers
This undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 26, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army in celebration of its 85th founding anniversary at the airport of eastern front. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. / (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘The U.S. had better act with discretion’