Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What passes for news...

Take a look at this bullcrap news report from Reuters entitled: Cuba stays communist with or without Castro: minister

An excerpt, emphasis mine:

"In the hypothetical case that Comandante Fidel remains ill, would there be a change in Cuban policy toward a market opening? I can categorically say that is not foreseen, the Cuban people do not want that," the minister told reporters during a Non-Aligned Movement summit of developing nations.
The minister quoted is Economy Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez. One might assume that a professional journalist would think to ask how Mr. Rodriguez can be so sure of what the people want. Where are the independent pollsters? Why not mix in an open election with credible opposition every now and then?

1 comment:

el polaco said...

isn't professional journalist at reuters an OXYMORON ??