Media coverage of Cuba’s Fidel Castro still a lovefest
The latest book by our very own Humberto Fontova profiled in OneNewsNow:
Media's coverage of Castro still a lovefest, says Cuban-American
A Cuban-American activist and author says the American media continues to have a romantic fascination with brutal dictator Fidel Castro, who recently turned 87.
Humberto Fontova, who fled Cuba in 1961, says the media recently fawned over Castro and an essay he wrote and published, his first since March. The longtime dictator stepped down from power in 2006 due to illness.
"In the last two weeks Cuba was caught trying to sneak military equipment to North Korea through the Panama Canal. Cuba's vice president visited Iran to strengthen ties,” says Fontova. “So what does the media do? They give Fidel Castro a happy birthday and bury the really important news about Cuba."
Fontava recently released his latest book entitled "The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro."
The Media Research Center has documented years of American media fawning over Castro's regime. In one of many examples, a CNN story reported on Castro’s re-election as “president” of the country:
Cuban President Fidel Castro cast his vote in Sunday’s national and provincial assembly elections with enthusiasm. No dubious campaign spending here, no mud slinging, and even less doubt about the outcome in elections where there is no competition. That is because there are as many candidates as seats to be filled, all of them by supporters of the Communist government — a system President Castro boasts is the most democratic and cleanest in the world.
Fontova says people must understand that the Castro regime jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin during the great terror. The dictator murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler murdered Germans in his first six, says Fontava.
And yet history records few propaganda campaigns as phenomenally successful or enduring as the Castro regime, Fontava tells OneNewsNow.
Get your copy of Humberto's new book HERE.