An Uncommon Sense reader e-mailed me a rather pointed, but thought-provoking question:
I just spent a few minutes reading about your political prisoner of the week. As a reader, I want you to address these questions on your blog on behalf of you and other bloggers who write on the oppression of the Cuban regime:
Are you all fuss and no muss? Would you have the courage and willingness to suffer for your journalistic ethics and for your profession, even to the point of imprisonment, to write about freedom and denounce your government (which you have done before on your blog)? Isn’t it easy for you to sit at the convenience of your home computer and from the comfort of your home and praise those who would? How easy it is to declare, “F**k Castro,” from the United States. But isn’t it a little hypocritical as well, if you would not be willing to do likewise, in the sense that you claim solidarity with them as journalists? Are you really worthy to share imprisoned Cuban journalists’ stories?
Read my response here.