On October 1, 2005 I defined Associated Press Deficit Disorder as
the innatention of Associated Press and other news agencies to the actual words said by a person who doesn’t fit what AP wants to hear.
In this particular case, the words are that Fidel Castro is a dictator that came into power through the use of force.
Will Weissert of AP wants you to think otherwise: Castro said to seek re-election in 2008
Fidel Castro will be in “perfect shape” to run for re-election to parliament next spring, the first step toward securing yet another term as Cuba’s president, National Assembly head Ricardo Alarcon said Thursday.
As if there had been free elections in Cuba since Castro came to power.
As Zivainla said
This article is an abomination. Fidel Castro has never been elected, there are no free elections in Cuba and to imply otherwise is disingenuous. Every Human Rights organization denounces the appalling lack of Human Rights in Cuba. Shame on your writer for this piece of propaganda and shame on AP for not exercising responsible editorial authority.