Back in 1925 Noel Coward wrote his song We Must All Be Very Kind To Auntie Jessie, where he exhorts everyone to be kind to his very difficult and domineering aunt.
CNN must have taken Coward’s advice to heart:
Some points on Castro – for adding to our anchor reads/reporting:
* Please say in our reporting that Castro stepped down in a letter he wrote to Granma (the communist party daily), as opposed to in a letter attributed to Fidel Castro. We have no reason to doubt he wrote his resignation letter, he has penned numerous articles over the past year and a half.
Of course they have no reason to doubt it, because it’s the Cuban government saying it. CNN would do well to ask, From Fidel, a farewell, or a fraud?
The “Castro guidance” continues:
* Please note Fidel did bring social reforms to Cuba – namely free education and universal health care, and racial integration. in addition to being criticized for oppressing human rights and freedom of speech.
On the subject of racial integration, allow me to remind you Batista was of black ancestry.
Any of you having any questions on Cuban “universal” healthcare and “free education” please click on the label “Cuba” below this post and learn a few things about the Cuban apartheid system; ditto on oppression.
By the way, has anyone ever heard the name of Oscar Elias Biscet mentioned on CNN? Particulary on the issue of abortion?
* Also the Cuban government blames a lot of Cuba’s economic problems on the US embargo, and while that has caused some difficulties, (far less so than the collapse of the Soviet Union) the bulk of Cuba’s economic problems are due to Cuba’s failed economic polices. Some analysts would say the US embargo was a benefit to Castro politically – something to blame problems on, by what the Cubans call “the imperialist,” meddling in their affairs.
Thank goodness someone at CNN has figured out that “the bulk of Cuba’s economic problems are due to Cuba’s failed economic polices.” Was high time someone did.
* While despised by some, he is seen as a revolutionary hero, especially with leftist in Latin America, for standing up to the United States.
And heaven forbid that CNN get thrown out of Cuba before they get to report that the tyrant’s croaked (or after it’s been made official) after half a century of ruining a people morally, financially and spiritually.
We weren’t kind to “Uncle Castro”.