NBC Downplays Function of NoKo Cheer Squad, CBS Issues Out Darkish Fact

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After NBC took to Twitter over the weekend to tout the way it used to be “so gratifying to observe” the North Korean cheerleading squad (sooner than deleting it), Monday’s NBC Nightly Information danced round and in large part voided the rationale the squad used to be there and what their exact function used to be. By contrast, CBS Night Information highlighted the outrage towards the crowd and the darkish explanation why they have been acting.

Against the top of an extended phase concerning the Olympics, NBC Information reporter Stephanie Gosk touted how so much consideration the cheerleaders have been getting. “Now not competing however getting a large number of consideration right here, the ones North Korean cheerleaders who’ve been stealing the display at hockey,” she stated ahead of downplaying the it is because they have been attending. “Critics are calling them propaganda performers despatched by way of Kim Jong-un to place a smiling face on a brutal regime.

So in keeping with NBC, it used to be best the opinion of “critics” that stated the cheerleaders have been a propaganda software for the North.

By contrast, CBS in reality wasn’t afraid to name them what they have been, as anchor Jeff Glor proved while he introduced that “North Korea introduced its personal cheering squad, gold medalists in propaganda,” all through the lead into the tale.

 

 

It is a North Korean appeal offensive a few South Koreans simply in finding offensive,” pronounced CBS’s Ben Tracy all through a document devoted to exposing the squad. “However now it is their cheer equipment that is inflicting a stir. Waving the unified Korean flag used to be k, however then out got here those mask that resemble a tender Kim Il-sung, the founding father of North Korea and Kim Jong-un’s grandfather.”

Tracy cited that South Koreans seen the mask as “propaganda, now not right kind cheering.” They have been so indignant that they drafted a petition to have them investigated. It seems that, the South Korean executive did and the North confident them the mask weren’t of Kim Il-sung.

In passing alongside the North’s statement, Tracy admitted the darkish fact of what the cheerleaders have been subjected to via the regime. “…The use of a respected determine might now not be allowed in cheerleading. In reality, it will most probably be punishable through demise. A reminder of the inconvenient fact at the back of all that Olympic spirit.

The CBS reporter additionally cited simply how ridiculous the North Korean delegation to the Wintry weather Video games used to be. Out of the over 500 other folks they introduced with them, most effective 22 have been athletes and virtually 250 have been individuals of the cheerleading squad.

NBC’s downplaying of the North’s propaganda marketing campaign got here because the media used to be beneath fireplace for spending all of the weekend falling in love with Kim Yo-jong, the sister of Kim Jong-un and the pinnacle in their Propaganda and Agitation Division.

The related parts of the transcripts are beneath:

 

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NBC Nightly Information
February 12, 2018
7:03:26 PM Japanese [18 Seconds]

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STEPHANIE GOSK: Now not competing however getting a large number of consideration right here, the ones North Korean cheerleaders who’ve been stealing the display at hockey. Critics are calling them propaganda performers despatched by way of Kim Jong-un to place a smiling face on a brutal regime.

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CBS Night Information
February 12, 2018
6:forty one:20 Japanese [1 minute 53 seconds]

JEFF GLOR: Now to this interesting tale that’s emerged on the Wintry weather Olympics. North Korea introduced its personal cheering squad, gold medalists in propaganda. Ben Tracy is in Pyeongchang.

[Cuts to video]

BEN TRACY: The ancient joint North and South Korea hockey staff has been a large draw, however what many are staring at isn’t at the ice. It is the ones matching purple uniforms and extremely synchronized actions of North Korea’s legitimate cheer squad.

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TRACY: Kim Jong-un’s so-referred to as “Military of Beauties” are selected for his or her appears and loyalty to the regime. His spouse, Ri Sol-ju is a former member. The cheer squad makes up just about part of North Korea’s greater than 500-individual delegation, simply 22 of which might be exact athletes.

It is a North Korean appeal offensive a few South Koreans simply in finding offensive. However now it is their cheer equipment that is inflicting a stir. Waving the unified Korean flag used to be k, however then out got here those mask that resemble a tender Kim Il-sung, the founding father of North Korea and Kim Jong-un’s grandfather.

That made a few South Koreans indignant. They seen it as propaganda, now not right kind cheering. A few even signed a petition asking the federal government to research.

The federal government did, and says the North Koreans confident them it used to be now not the North’s founding father as a result of the use of a respected determine might now not be allowed in cheerleading. Actually, it will most probably be punishable through demise. A reminder of the inconvenient fact at the back of all that Olympic spirit. Ben Tracy, CBS Information, Pyeongchang.

 

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