Repression in Cuba according to The New York Times: Normal and Natural

“Editorial in NYT recognizes U.S. policy of meddling in Cuba”

It should come as a surprise to no one that the New York Times is heavily invested in lifting sanctions against Cuba’s brutally repressive apartheid dictatorship. After setting up Obama for his unilateral surrender to the Castro regime, the decrepit grey lady is now pushing hard to remove the last few remaining vestiges in American policy preventing the Castro regime from securing itself in power for another half century. In their latest editorial, the NYT uses every Castro propaganda talking point they can apply and throws in some farcical Cuba push-polls as garnish to desperately prop up their corrupt and fraudulent argument.

But as Enrique del Risco points out, in their quest to defend and promote the only apartheid regime in the Western Hemisphere, the NYT finds itself forced to make repression “normal” and “natural.”

Via Enrisco (my translation):

Normal, natural, but a little too fast

 I love all this stuff about Cuban “normalization,” especially when it is explained by New York Times:

“Such short-term detentions occur regularly in Cuba, where officials typically hold dissidents for a few hours or sometimes days.

The dissident group Ladies in White, which conducts a legally permitted march in Havana each Sunday on behalf of political prisoners, reported that police picked up 110 people before and after last Sunday’s event”

Note the adverbs: “regularly,” “typically.” These words explain why the NYT has no reporting on these abuses that comes close to their reporting on the intense nightlife in Havana. This is all because of tradition and has nothing to do with those stories being more attractive.

But above all, note this adverb: “Legally.” Unhappy with the old tagline “illegal but tolerated” used by other news media organizations in reference to the Cuban opposition, the NYT dares to declare them “legal.” Therefore, the Ladies in White have now been informed: May God protect them and the Cardinal and the NYT protect them.