Not that the leftwingnutbags needed encouragement:
From: Flexner, Allison
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:46 AM
To: *CNN Superdesk (TBS)
Cc: Neill, Morgan; Darlington, Shasta
Subject: Castro guidance
Some points on Castro – for adding to our anchor reads/reporting:
* Please say in our reporting that Castro stepped down in a letter he wrote to Granma (the communist party daily), as opposed to in a letter attributed to Fidel Castro. We have no reason to doubt he wrote his resignation letter, he has penned numerous articles over the past year and a half.
* Please note Fidel did bring social reforms to Cuba – namely free education and universal health care, and racial integration. in addition to being criticized for oppressing human rights and freedom of speech.
* Also the Cuban government blames a lot of Cuba’s economic problems on the US embargo, and while that has caused some difficulties, (far less so than the collapse of the Soviet Union) the bulk of Cuba’s economic problems are due to Cuba’s failed economic polices. Some analysts would say the US embargo was a benefit to Castro politically – something to blame problems on, by what the Cubans call “the imperialist,” meddling in their affairs.
* While despised by some, he is seen as a revolutionary hero, especially with leftist in Latin America, for standing up to the United States.
Any questions, please call the international desk.
Flexner, a Castro groupie who has spent time in Cuba, is apparently just as enamored with Fidel as AP correspondent Anita Snow:
Allison’s “revolutionary hero” brought some very brutal conditions to Cuba during his tyranical regime; the fact of which is right in front of the face of sycophants like Flexner and Snow, but convieniently missing from their “reporting”. It helps if you’re a foreigner in Cuba functioning as a mouthpiece, and not a citizen subjected to Castro’s hell and waiting for the next midnight boat flotilla.
Congratulations, CNN. You’ve just showed the world what the rest of us have already known: You’re a hack for communism.