Marco Rubio corrected by The Miami Herald and The Tampa Bay Times: “Che Guevara was NOT a Racist!”
These newspapers, you see, checked with "experts" on the matter. Unreported in these august newspapers' "scoop" is that they procured this valued verification from the good word of "experts" who also happen to be Castro-regime agents of influence. To wit:
From the Tampa Bay Times PoliFact (also parroted by the Miami Herald's Naked Politics):
The Republican Party star (Marco Rubio) appeared on seven Sunday talk shows in a single day this week..PolitiFact checked out a couple of his recent statements. On ABC’s This Week, Rubio had some criticism for rapper Jay-Z.
"One of his heroes is Ché Guevara. Ché Guevara was a racist. Ché Guevara was a racist that wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent. So he should inform himself on the guy that he's propping up."
"Mostly False." concludes PoliFact (as parroted by the Miami Herald.)
PoliFacts, you see, interviews several--in their own words--"experts" on the matter. To wit:
Experts on Guevara’s words: We interviewed two authors who wrote books about Guevara: Jon Lee Anderson, a staff writer for the New Yorker, who wrote Ché Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, and New York University professor Jorge Castañeda, author of Compañero: The Life and Death of Ché Guevara.
A coupla items regarding these "Expert" sources, "sidestepped" by The Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald:
A.) Jon Lee Anderson wrote his Che; A Revolutionary Life book while living in Cuba with the full co-operation of the Castro regime's propaganda ministry. In his book's acknowledgements Anderson thanks Castro's propaganda ministry for their help.
B.) Jorge Castaneda served as a Castro-regime intelligence agent from 1979-85, as reported in an investigative report by a major Mexican newspaper.
Next up from "PoliFacts: "Jewish Holocaust a Zionist Hoax!--we queried German history "experts," Ezra Pound and Lord Haw-Haw for careful verification of these allegations."
BTW, your humble and hardworking servant here was contacted by the AP to comment on this "Che Racist" thing. They heard that the charge originated in my book and issues mostly from my writings. "Would I have 10 minutes to discuss the matter with them by phone?"
I replied that I would be delighted to do so, that my charge issued not only from Che's words but from his actions. I would be delighted to provide--not only meticulously- documented quotes-- but also meticulously-documented proof from his actions, as provided by eye-witnesses. I also provided two different phone numbers to make sure the (Havana-Bureau accredited) AP could reach me...
But a day later--regarding AP's answer--I'm forced to quote Phil Collins: "No Reply at All?...No Reply At All...?"