4 thoughts on “Anita Snow, reporting back from Cuba”

  1. That was painful to listen to – she’s such a bore. She seemed ‘pained’ when admitting that nothing had changed, as if she’d been hoping for the so-called ‘reformer Raul’ to have done his magic by now. Also, when referring to Fidel and saying the people still ‘cared’ for him, or something to that effect. I wonder who she hangs around with down there. They did discuss the meager rations, yet they didn’t fully develop the impact, kind of rushed thru it. Look, there are a lot of things they can’t cover up and so are obliged to mention them, but I don’t sense in these two that they really ‘get it’, that they comprehend how deep the wounds run. I didn’t hear the final portion, but I didn’t get the impression they were going to discuss anything of significance. It was the same old mainstream observations.

  2. Ahem, I think that “newscast” serves as a prime example for why the AP’s ASAP news service went down the drain shortly after its inception. The service was designed to act as a news source for a younger, hipper media consumer. That said, the only word that comes to mind to describe what I just heard – in keeping with the style of the actual podcast itself – is, well “LAME.”

  3. Considering that most people don’t have a clue about what is going on in Cuba (unlike those of us who obsessively follow all the news on Cuba and seek it out), I thought it was a pretty good podcast, overall, except for the part about people having affection for Fidel. But did you really expect Anita Snow to jeopardize her position? An important point, I think, was what she said about Hugo Chávez: that the Cubans do NOT want him taking over. Because it sure looks like he considers himself the heir apparent of Fidel.

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