After reading your column in Sunday’s Herald I thought I’d drop you a note to let you know how I feel about you and what you wrote.
Ms. Menendez, you are fortunate enough to have a podium to make your opinions known. But you don’t use that podium to make the world aware of the very real injustices going on in your mother country. Instead you use your power to attack and divide your fellow Cuban-Americans. Not only that you are a one trick pony. How many times are you going to recycle that lame old story about email threats and insults? Perhaps you should have chosen a profession that doesn’t require a thick skin. Or even better, perhaps you should try to avoid insulting and alienating a large portion of your audience. You might see that people won’t hate you or call you a bitch if you stop giving them reasons to hate you and stop being a bitch.
In your column today you simplify the entire issue of the Martí Moonlighters into “taking money from the government to appear on a propaganda station.” But your own employer Jesus Diaz Jr. said in a column, also published today, that “the institutional position of The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, as expressed on our editorial pages, has been to support the work and goals of Radio and TV Martí.”
Neither the Herald nor you have not provided one shred of evidence that Radio/TV Martí have been untruthful in ANY of their broadcasts. Your sarcastic comments about “communist conspiracy, complete with Castro agents, dark plots and wild accusations” are incredibly naive for someone who must certainly have at least a passing knowledge of the reach of the Castro regime into our country and community. Do the names Ana Belen Montes, Carlos Alvarez and Elsa Alvarez mean anything to you? How about the Cuban 5? Do you remember those 4 pilots shot down over the florida straits with help from Cuban spies in the US?
Perhaps you should look at yourself in the mirror and see that it’s you that needs to “grow up” and “stop acting stupid.”