Politico trashes Otto Warmbier’s father for ‘criticizing North Korea’s Olympic spirit’

On Saturday, Politico published an article trashing Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, who died after being held by North Korea.  His “crime?”  According to Politico, Warmbier criticized North Korea’s Olympic spirit.

According to Politico:

The father of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier said Saturday that North Korea is not participating in the spirit of the 2018 Winter Olympics, criticizing the nation that held his son in captivity until he was released last year and died shortly after returning to the U.S.

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“We have to put this in context in the spirit of the Olympics and why we’re here,” Fred Warmbier told NBC’s Lester Holt according to excerpts from an interview set to air in full Saturday evening. “And so when you put it that way they’re not really participating in the Olympics.”

Politico added:

He continued: “Their athletes are not exchanging ideas with other athletes in the Olympic Village or really participating, so that’s a political statement.”

Fred Warmbier is attending the Olympics as a guest of Vice President Mike Pence and member of the U.S. delegation.

Of course, Politico omitted one detail — North Korea was responsible for Warmbier’s son’s death.

Naturally, Twitter wasn’t impressed:

Of course — One fits the liberal template while the other doesn’t…

https://twitter.com/Nick_Plott9/status/962670382628114432

Of course, there was the obligatory Pence hate.

Twitchy added:

It doesn’t take much to NOT write anything if you can’t write something nice about a parent whose child was basically murdered by North Korea.

Be better, POLITICO.

We agree…

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