The Long and Winding History of The Washington Post and Cuban-Americans

We’ve read the recent articles published in the Washington Post casting aspersions on the “exile” status of Senator Marco Rubio from Florida. Most of the Post staff have unabashedly besmirched the reputation and achievements of Cuban-Americans.

It’s ironic, however, how the Post staff is overwhelmingly sensitive when they become the target of criticism.
Following is the write-up by a Post defender when I went after Eugene Robinson of the Post editorial staff for his leftwing lunacy on Cuba. Not only did he go after me, but he took a stab at the Babalublog staff.

The Post defender questioned whether I had any “class.” Class?! The majority of the Post staff has no clue what “class” means. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the cartoons depicting Cuban-Americans that the Washington Post published in the past.

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2 thoughts on “The Long and Winding History of The Washington Post and Cuban-Americans”

  1. Of course WaPo is hypersensitive to criticism. When one internalizes a sense of superiority and entitlement, however delusional, one is bound to resent any challenge from those perceived as lower life forms. This would hold true even for Tea Partiers who can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower, so you can imagine how WaPo feels about being questioned by “those people,” who should all be shipped back to Cuba unless they get with the program like proper minorities.

    It goes without saying that even the lowliest WaPo staffer knows far more and far better about Cuba than mere Cubans, who are all disgruntled Batista groupies, even if they were born after Batista left Cuba forever or after Batista died. Ask Mr. Oliphant, who naturally qualifies as a Cuba expert (like any non-Cuban who cares to pose as such).

    So really, we should understand, or we would, if only we had more class—you know, class like Michael Moore or Charlie Rangel.

  2. Speaking of Rangel Mr.CBC, I came across this while researching a different topic:

    In 1980, the Salvadoran Communists, engaged in a guerilla war with their government, sent an agent to the United States, Shafik Handal, brother of the Party chairman, Farid Handal. His mission was to organize a nationwide front group to support the guerillas.
    After meeting with the Cuban Communist UN Mission and the Communist Party USA “Solidarity Coordinator,” Sandy Pollack, in New York, Handal went to Washington. There he was put in touch with Ron Dellums, who provided him with office space and it was arranged for him to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus.
    Handal and his American collaborators then organized the Committee in Solidarity with the People of EI Salvador, or CISPES, which grew to branches in 300 cities and universities across the country. CISPES consistently supported the Salvadoran Communists, agitating against aid to the hard-pressed democratically elected government, and joining in demonstrations against aid to the anti-communist forces in Nicaragua.

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