Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) ripped into international media for doing a “disservice” to suffering North Koreans by offering toned-down coverage of leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, when she attended the 2018 Winter Olympics:

Graham echoed conservative media figures when he described the media's coverage as “over-the-top” and suggested the mainstream media legitimized the North's regime:

Kim Yo Jong, as Independent Journal Review previously noted, serves as the vice director of the regime's Propaganda and Agitation Department.

Her brother sent her to the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, where its delegation marched under a unified flag with South Korea.

While Graham didn't single out any particular media outlet, some highlighted how CNN portrayed Kim Yo Jong as “stealing the show” at the Olympics.

The New York Times similarly said Kim Yo Jong “outflanked Vice President Mike Pence in diplomacy”:

Kim Yo Jong's participation comes amid rising tensions between North Korea and the U.S.

Pence specifically said he intended to use his visit to prevent North Korea from using “the powerful symbolism and the backdrop of the Winter Olympics to paper over the truth about their regime.”