Yes, Fox News praised dictator Kim Jong Un
The show’s guest, Jimmy Failla, a comedian, said he hadn’t bought it, to which Campos-Duffy argued that not only was he handsome, he also said, “I’m sorry, he looks better than our president! “
According to Human Rights Watch, North Korea is “one of the most repressive countries in the world”.
A 2014 UN commission of inquiry found that the government had committed violations equivalent to crimes against humanity, including extermination, murder, enslavement, torture, rape and forced abortion. North Korea operates secret detention centers where suspected opponents of the government face torture, forced labor and famine.
Various reports have been made of the human rights violations committed by the Kim Jong Un regime, including one of the United Nations citing the human rights violations “Unspeakable atrocities”
That Fox focused on his looks rather than his list of violence was outrageous, but it was no surprise given her reporting history and lack of focus on the facts. The bigger surprise was that they weren’t the only ones.
Outlets across the country focused on the appearance of Kim Jong Un, including CBS News, Bloomberg and the Associated Press.
And the biggest of all surprises – at least for me – CNN! “Indicates Dramatic New Weight Loss” sounds like the headline of a magazine that, if you ask me, can be found next to the till of a grocery store.
The praise did not go unnoticed, of course. Many agreed with the comments, especially Campos-Duffy’s – focusing on his weight loss is one thing, comparing him to Joe Biden is another.
Imagine yourself, a progressive or a democrat, imagine yourself, Ilhan Omar! would extol the “look” of a murderous foreign dictator on the American president on television. Introduce yourself. https://t.co/Ptwpxja7uj
– Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 10, 2021
“Forget the gulags, the threats to burn American cities with nuclear weapons, the starving masses, the whole thing with anti-aircraft guns to maim anyone who opposes them … t.co/pxWDBS2CRy
– Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) September 10, 2021
The reactions on Twitter are endless, but while most of them focus on Fox News, some are questioning the opinion of other media outlets.
The question most Twitter users ask themselves is: How much are outlets being paid or threatened for this coverage?