Watching the Todays Show’s broadcast from Havana this morning – putting the overwhelming anger and frustration aside – I am now completely convinced of one unfortunate certainty of being Cuban:
Our opinions and thoughts matter to no one but ourselves.
If you are a Cuban living in Cuba, you have no voice. The Cuban government sees to that.
When you are a Cuban living in exile here in the states – regardless of whence you came – you, like every other American living in freedom, have a voice. But, no one listens. The Media sees to that.
So regardless of how sane your argument is, regardless of how reasonable you are, how verifiable your facts are or how absolutely right you are, the MSM – and by default those that get their news from same – dont really care about what you have to say or what you have experienced. The minute any Cuban crosses the Gulfstream, that voice that has been supressed for so many years becomes like that proverbial tree in the forest that falls. It make a sound, but there’s no one around to listen.
Update by Pitbull: I haven’t had the stomach to watch the Today Show since perky Katie’s antics during the Elian affair. My feelings of revulsion — and, yes, hatred — towards her and the network that allowed her to malign me and mine as though we were some fresh-off-the-boat nobodies, have never gone away. So it was with some trepidation that I tuned the channel this morning to the Today Show to find Matt Lauer, that miserable excuse for a “journalist,” go to sidewalk “cafes” as though he were doing a piece on vacationing in the US Virgin Islands, and not on the longest running, one-man rule, communist dictatorship in the western hemisphere.
I’m asked many times why I’m so cynical and negative about certain subjects, why it is I cannot put a positive spin on things; well, this morning all of you witnessed one of those reasons. The more things change, the more they stay the same.