As Bethany Mandel pointed out here, it's a disgrace that the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was fawned over by the global press and favorably compared to Vice President Mike Pence because he refused to play along with that evil regime's charm offensive.
The comments came after the North's official delegation, led by Mr Kim's sister Kim Yo-jong, returned home from their landmark visit to Pyeongchang.
"Kim Jong-un warmly congratulated the orchestra upon its successes by conveying the warm mind of the people in the North, who are hoping for the successful Winter Olympics and national reconciliation", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said. Going into the Winter Games, Kim Yo jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, has helped lead a brilliant PR campaign.
And although the cheerleaders captivated audiences there as well, 21 members of the squad were reportedly sent to prison camps for violating a promise to keep silent about what they saw in South Korea.More news: Predicting rising sea levels
A North Korean defector told South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper in 2006 that the women were held in the camp where he had been a prisoner.
With the prospects of an inter-Korean summit rising, South Korean authorities are silent on whether Seoul's joint military drills with the USA will take place as scheduled.
"I think it is different from the last 20years", Pence said.More news: Airbus profits soar despite new charge on A400M military plane
"No one who reads the Times could think for a second that the Times doesn't understand about human rights abuses or North Korea's nuclear program".
A meeting between Moon and Un would be monumental given that the two countries have never ceased the Korean War, remaining separated by the infamous demilitarized zone since 1953, when a formal ceasefire was signed that ended the fighting in the Korean war.
He also thanked the South Korean president for showing great commitment to the games' success.
The fence-mending is also adding to hopes that the North may come out to negotiate denuclearisation with Pence, who expressed willingness to talk to the North during his flight back to the United States last week. The did so under a united Korean flag.More news: Snowboarder breaks neck in terrifying Olympics crash