The folks at mediabistro.com have confirmed from CNN that they did in fact put out the memo I posted a couple of days ago which was intended to give that network’s reporters and anchors “guidance on Fidel”. This is no surprise to me because I wouldn’t have posted it if it wasn’t legit, but some folks did question its legitimacy.
But what’s astounding is how CNN continues to stand by that memo.
CNN spokesperson Christa Robinson confirms the email is from Flexner, telling TVNewser, “The exchange of ideas, thoughts and background between colleagues is all part of the journalistic process. We stand by our on-air and on-line coverage of this story.”
This is some of that coverage:
Christiane Amanpour says that the terrible economic and political conditions in Cuba “offsets some of the genuine progress that [castro’s] made in terms of education and healthcare.”
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln how did you enjoy the play?
Even at the bitter end these people are going to insist that at least Mussolini made the trains run on time. Jebus.
Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.
-John Derbyshire of National Review