“Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! You people would LOVE him!” yelled Ted Turner to a beaming crowd at Harvard Law School in 1997: (two weeks later CNN was the first U.S. network granted a “news” bureau in Castro’s fiefdom.)
In his book, Ted Turner himself credits Fidel Castro with inspiring his idea for International
CNN…Wonder WHY Castro DID that????????????????????
Last week “former” Castro intelligence officer Arturo (“Artie Levy to you!”) Lopez-Callejas and The Cuba Study Group’s Tomas Bilbao (who performs essentially the same role for Carlos Saladrigas as Miguel Diaz-Canel performs for the Castro brothers) appeared on CNN Espanol beseeching President Obama to meet Yoani Sanchez upon her forthcoming visit to Washington D.C. A spokesperson from the dogmatically anti-“embargo” CATO Institute was also on the “panel,” (apparently for “balance.”)
Wonder WHY Yoani’s handlers DID that???
Granted, Yoani Sanchez has been talking a good one lately. Looks like her handlers–after lifting their hands from their faces after the Brazil gaffe (PERO CHICA!–CALLETE de ESO!)–cram-coursed on Babalu Blog and drew up some proper talking points for her.
Whatever. Never take your eyes off the ball, folks–and never forget that the value of her anti-embargo message (to “swing-voters” on this issue,) is directly proportional to her image as a fervent Anti-Castroite. And wonder how that message will be covered by the media and their “expert” cronies?…might it get some mileage??????????
But hey…let’s cut dat guy in the middle of the CNN “panel” some slack. He’s from the CATO Institute and probably a sincere libertarian dogmatist. Chances are, like most members of that cult, he means well, but (to the forthcoming and immense relief of his friends and family)–he’ll also grow out of it, as did the boys below from a similar cult: