Tuesday, January 24, 2006


The mainstream media says "How high?"

If ever there was an example of media bias it's this demonstration that fidel castro is using to to kill two birds with one stone. He's angry because the US interests section in Havana is using a news ticker to communicate with Cubans. He's also trying to dredge up support for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles. Do a google news search for "Cuba Protest" and you'll find more than 1000 stories about the demonstration. The stories will all quote the maximum leader sayinmg that this is a provocation, they'll all say how hundreds of thousands of people were in attendance.

But besides a cursory explanation of the ticker these "journalists" won't tell you why fidel is so mad. They won't go in depth into telling their audience about how castro controls just about all of the channels of information on the island and that's why this ticker is a threat. They won't tell you about how those "protestors" are coerced into attending. How their places of employment close so that they have no excuse for not attending. They don't explain how sometimes t-shirts are given out at these demonstrations and a new t-shirt is worth standing in the street for several hours. One friend of mine told me he used take advantage of all the time standing around by flirting with girls. The fact that 47 years later, the media is still falling for these "made for TV" events tells you they are either stupid or have an agenda.

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