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On NPR’s Sycophancy for Castroism

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"You IDIOT! You're supposed to be more subtle about this stuff!..you're giving the scam away!"

Even pinkos should be offended by NPR’s latest infomercials on behalf of the Castro-regime, if not by the content, then by the cartoonish and unprofessional presentation of the propaganda. See Spot run. See Dick and Jane play. “Good grief, NPR!” Castro himself might wince. “I know you mean well. And it’s one thing to earn your Havana bureau. But please, some subtlety and maturity would help. You sound like Igor complimenting his master.”

NPR's David Green has much to learn from NPR’s other Cuba correspondents Nick Miroff, who’d never attempt anything as amateururish and crudely propagandistic as Green’s recent "reporting" from Cuba. Miroff, who also contributes to the Washington Post, is married to the daughter of one of Castro’s top KGB protégés. Miroff’s late father-in-law Manuel Piniero founded and headed the Castro regime’s secret police and international terror agency the Dirección General de Inteligencia (DGI.) As often happens to top players in his profession, (Yezhov, Yagoda, Beria in the mother country) Piniero himself was offed in 1998 after his usefulness to the Castros expired. Not that you’d guess any of Miroff’s background (and what might be influencing his NPR and Washington Post “reporting”) from the Washington Post and NPR bios of their valued Latin American correspondent.

Just thought you should know.

Our friends at Townhall help disseminate some items that might (it's a long shot, but possible) raise some eyebrows outside the tiny Cuban-American informational ghetto.

1 comment to On NPR’s Sycophancy for Castroism

  • asombra

    Cuba screwed itself in the worst possible way: it not only turned itself over to evil, but an evil fashionable and marketable enough to escape serious condemnation or opposition from the international community. In other words, it fell prey to an evil with a license to destroy, poison, pervert and lie as a matter of course. Given that the reason for the fall was rooted in significant national pathology, especially in terms of the proportion of the population affected, the chance for self-cure was correspondingly compromised. Disaster inevitably ensued, becoming an entrenched condition.

    Yes, non-Cuban enablers of the evil are certainly detestable, but we must always keep in mind that it was Cubans themselves who not only opened Pandora's box but came out of it. That is very easy to "forget," not least because it's temptingly comforting and convenient to do so. To me, it's a situation analogous to the African slave trade, which obviously involved white buyers but also black sellers in Africa--and both groups were essential and complementary components of that trade. The fact that this is practically never mentioned, let alone taken into consideration, by those who play racial politics is easy enough to understand, but that doesn't justify it or make it respectable.

    In other words, no matter how disgusting foreign Castro tools or accomplices may be, they cannot be expected to think or feel as if they were Cuban, or care accordingly. Trust me, I have plenty of contempt to go around, but just as Spain is more contemptible than Canada, the Cubans responsible for Castro, Inc. are more contemptible than its foreign sympathizers or collaborators.