Monday, December 8, 2008

The New York Times' Reportage on Cuba: All the Lies that Fit In Print

Roger Cohen's cover article in Sunday's New York Times Magazine is both too long and too filled with factual errors of every kind to refute it in just one post. So we shall dedicate 100 or so to it. This should see us through what remains of this year and will be a fitting coda for the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castro's enthronement, for which The New York Times, more than any other newspaper, is responsible. Indeed, only the U.S. government itself, taking its cues from The Times, played a larger role in installing Communism in Cuba.

After 50 years of unrelenting tyranny, the heirs of Herbert Matthews have handed down their final verdict on Fidel Castro:

75% Good
25% Bad

So much for those who expected a 50th anniversary apology from The New York Times for inflicting on us Herbert Matthews' "Jeffersonian democrat." Of course, there has been no apology either from The Times for concealing the Ukrainian Famine so that Stalin could consolidate his power or for dismissing reports of The Holocaust because the Ochs-Sultzbergers did not want The New York Times labelled a "Jewish newspaper."

All that is now blood under the presses, long dried and nearly forgotten. Our story, though, is still in the news and our blood has not yet congealed.

34 comments:

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

A message to the Cuban American:


You were right, and i was wrong!!

Communism has begun in America!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vynzd9cpQRQ&feature=related

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

The revolution has begun, where it stops nobody knows, except perhaps the Cuban-American:




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmoApkjylPQ

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

But by far, the most terrifying of them all is this one, as the message in this one is clear, support the leftist movement or else:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgia45ABcA8

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

But yet some did tried to warn, not the silly misleading ramblings of the Cuban American, but serious discussions based in fact:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTp_atr2G9E&feature=related

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Now America has millions of little Elian Gonzales:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3yMPWmeaBs&feature=related

nonee moose said...

blood under the presses

+1 MAT. Nicely done.

Matt said...

I wouldn't expect an apology from them Manuel. They, apart from the federal government's insiting on that Fidel be given the "presidency", something he evidently did not win, as you pointed out in the post on Cuba's last elections, are the greatest contributor to Castro's rise to power. For them to admit they were no better fifty years ago than today would be impossible.

squathole said...

I haven't finished the article yet, but early on he casually mentions the "universal health care" myth as a given fact. Gives the reader an idea how deeply the author delved into his subject matter.

John Longfellow: I can't begin to tell you how impressed everybody is that you know how to watch teevee on a computer.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Those who dont support the hard leftist agenda, gets brutally beaten up in the streets of America:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI8hW397pzI&feature=related



P.S.

I would never have imagined that my nation could devuelve into such a dangerous and potentially deadly communist environment!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Well, well, well, President Obama had the Governor of Illinois removed, because he refused to appoint Jesse Jackson Jr to Obama's senate seat.


People are going to have to realize that there is a new day in America!!

Vana said...

The Times reporters tour Cuba with one eye closed, that way they see what they want to see, 75% good, please we all know it's 100% BAD, but what to they care about one little island where the natives speak Spanish? they don't give a damn!!

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

Cite abcnews: the FBI says it heard Blagojevich complain he has to give this "motherf***er [the President-elect] his Senator. F*** him. For nothing? F*** him."

The Governor is heard saying he will pick another candidate "before





Secretly wiretapped, and then imprisoned a sitting United States Governor. Because the Governor dared to speak against President Obama. And he was a fellow Democrat.


Its a new day in America!!

Centurion said...

Señor autor favor de traducír sus escrituras al español, el idioma que hablamos casi todos los cubanos, si su origen viene de la ciudad prostibulo favor de usár español y no la jerga inteligible que parlan en esa ciudad infectada y colmada de prostitución de ambos sexos.

john longfellow aka lou dobbs said...

You know what is so sad. I told everybody that i saw thousands of people in the streets of my city on election night. And you Cuban dismissed me as a liar.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQTc6NeK548

Esteban Colvert said...

Centurion,

Hay personas que dicen que son Cubanos y no pueden leer ni enteder
lo que acabas de escribir. En su defensa nacieron aqui. En los Estados Unidos de America la frase
"learn the language" es muy popular. Bastante problema tiene MAT con los fantasmas (perdon el fanto mas).

Anonymous said...

ALBERTO DE LA CRUZ HAS GONE NUTS


You don't understand, George, what the Cuban situation needs is change. Any change. Just change. We need to change. We can't have the same, we need change. It's all about change. Change, man, change.

Logic has nothing to do with this, it has to do with change. You can't change without change. It's the change part you're missing. If you don't change, how will things change? You see? It's the magic word, the mystical spell that will fix everything; change, baby, change!

Aquí lo que cuenta es el CHANGE!

Posted by albertodelacruz at December 9, 2008 03:58 PM

Anonymous said...

Sorry Alberto de eso nada Raul says NO CHANGE, 50 MORE YEARS OF THE SAME , that is the change Raul is talking about, more of the same

Anonymous said...

El unico change que vale es el change de Val . you listen , you read and you pay the tilt. Yes change is what the tilt needs , lots of change

Anonymous said...

Obama can, he is for change , trust him Obama can . Do not be fooled . Under Obama's sleeve there is plenty of change. Change is coming to Dc , baby

OH BAMA said...

CHANGE

CHANGE

CHANGE

Angel Garzón said...

"Richard Cohen's cover article in Sunday's New York Times Magazine is both too long and too filled with factual errors of every kind to refute it in just one post. So we shall dedicate 100 or so to it..."

Now that is "News That's Fit to Print."

Thanks Manuel. I'm looking forward to all of them.

Anonymous said...

Hey Angel usted entra aqui como si usted durmiera en este blog. Puede saludar primero a los comentaristas si desea. Las buenas maneras son siempre bienvenidas

Angel Garzón said...

Anonymous said...

"Hey Angel usted entra aqui como si usted durmiera en este blog. Puede saludar primero a los comentaristas si desea. Las buenas maneras son siempre bienvenidas"

You must be confusing me with someone else anonymous, my commentaries are usually limited to the time frame that my jobs allow me to have, in other words, I usually comment at around this time of the late afternoon / early evening, or late at night and sometimes I do not even have free time to visit RCAB for a few days at a time, you must have been thinking of yourself.

I know that Enrique could not have been the anonymous that submitted this comment, Fantomas knows that the correct expression that we use is not "...Las buenas maneras...", we say Los buenos modales, apparently one of the American-Cubans thought he knew how to speak Spanish, probably one of the rabid Babalusianos. What will their next metida de pata be?

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