“Cuba Expert” Anya Landau French is shocked, flabbergasted, and appalled the American press would actually quote and cover the remarks made by a Cuban American elected official in regards to Cuba. I mean, what the hell does a Cuban American know about Cuba? What’s next: A Cuban American “Cuba Expert”?
Besides, this breaks two longstanding journalistic rules that say 1): Only non-Cubans are qualified to be “Cuba Experts.” And Rule 2): You never, ever, seek the opinion of a Cuban American on the subject of Cuba unless you are using it to mock and belittle their position.
Of course, Ms. Landau French will not tolerate this blatant disregard for rules by the press and delivers our quote of the day:
“Could someone please explain to me why multiple outlets (The Hill, The Washington Times, Politico) consider criticism from Cuban American Senator Marco Rubio – at a recent pro-embargo fundraiser, no less – of Senate colleagues and other Americans who travel to Cuba to be actual news on which they need to report?”