As we could expect, the abject disinformers who pass for journalists in America have been busy relaying the news about Fidel’s passing doing contortions to appear sober, authoritative and balanced— their usual act—while being none of the above. Here’s some examples, some outrageously biased, like CBS John Dickerson’s Face the Nation, who happens to work for the so-called “Tiffany network.” This is the same network that gave the world Murrow and Cronkite, both of whom could not break or transcend the invisible boundaries permitted to bourgeois reporters.
While Dickerson (like his predecessor Bob Schieffer) are transparently useless as journalists, others in the US media universe mix some truth with obligatory derogation of any person, like Fidel, deemed an enemy of the US establishment. Such an example can be seen in Andrea Mitchell’s report (NBC), which shows a more subtle approach to the manipulation problem at hand.
Given those polluted parameters, where do you go for an “unbiased view” of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution? My, that’s easy, if you’re John Dickerson, to a sworn enemy of the revolution, to an opportunist gusano like Marco Rubio, what else?
In this report, veteran correspondent Andrea Mitchell semi-impartially details a number of things that Fidel did early in his revolution, such as nationalization of US properties, banking, agrarian reform, etc—many such actions a response to sordid US pressure to destroy the very intent of the revolution—things that to any well-informed and decent person would be reason to applaud Fidel, but the problem here is that Mitchell is talking to brainwashed, long-conditioned US publics where such policies carry sinister overtones of “dictatorship”, “ugly communism”, and so on. Observe carefully.
Fidel Castro, Cuba’s Longtime Former Leader, Dies At 90 | TODAY
And the view from ABC
Surprisingly, ABC, usually the most crudely rightwing of all 3 major networks (except for Fox), filed some reports that approached a measure of respect for the departed leader.
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