The tributes to to this dictator show why real Americans hate the media. The communism of the media never was more self-evident.
The Washington Post story made it sound like Cubans lost their best friend, rather than ending their worst nightmare:
Fidel Castro, whose Cuban revolution turned his Caribbean island into a potent symbol of the world’s greatest ideological and economic divides of the 20th century, has died, Cuban state media announced late Friday. He was 90.
The death was announced on Cuban state TV by Castro’s younger brother, Raúl, who succeeded his sibling years ago as the country’s leader.
The son of a prosperous sugar planter, Mr. Castro took power in Cuba on New Year’s Day 1959 promising to share his nation’s wealth with its poorest citizens, who had suffered under the corrupt quarter-century dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
Mr. Castro, a romantic figure in olive-drab fatigues and combat boots, chomping monstrous cigars through a bushy black beard, became a spiritual beacon for the world’s political far left.The New York Times paid tribute to this actual dictator:
Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90No.
George Washington was a revolutionary. He created the national leader who serves two terms and then retires. Before him monarchs ruled until death.
From the Associated Press:
Cuba's Fidel Castro, who defied US for 50 years, dies at 90You know who else defied the United States? Hitler.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Fidel Castro, Cuba Revolutionary, Dies at 90
Castro inspired millions with his promises of justice and progress but presided over an oppressive stateNo Cuba was not oppressive. Castro was. Don't blame the victim. So much for the Wall Street Journal's reputation.
Castro was a power-seeking madman who executed thousands of political opponents and held on to power for a half-century.
Calling Castro a revolutionary is like calling Mussolini or Hitler revolutionaries. They seized power by force.
More from the New York Times obituary, no mention of the executions, instead this:
But it was more than repression and fear that kept him and his totalitarian government in power for so long. He had both admirers and detractors in Cuba and around the world. Some saw him as a ruthless despot who trampled rights and freedoms; many others hailed him as the crowds did that first night, as a revolutionary hero for the ages.Hitler had admirers both home and abroad. He was still a monster.
The New York Times is the model of the mainstream -- Fake News -- media.
For more than a year, Times columnists have implied that President Trump is Hitler and his supporters Nazis.
Here is real evil and the New York Times mourns his death. Seriously. The photo with the story shows Castro in black. The obituary is a wake, not a gleeful report of the death of a tyrant.
The obituary includes an ode to him, "My Three Days With Castro" by Richard Eder:
Mr. Castro was perhaps the most important leader to emerge from Latin America since the wars of independence in the early 19th century. He was decidedly the most influential shaper of Cuban history since his own hero, José Martí, struggled for Cuban independence in the late 19th century. Mr. Castro’s revolution transformed Cuban society and had a longer-lasting impact throughout the region than that of any other 20th-century Latin American insurrection, with the possible exception of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.
His legacy in Cuba and elsewhere has been a mixed record of social progress and abject poverty, of racial equality and political persecution, of medical advances and a degree of misery comparable to the conditions that existed in Cuba when he entered Havana as a victorious guerrilla commander in 1959.How reminiscent of Marge Schott, who said: "Everybody knows [Hitler] was good at the beginning, but he just went too far."
She rightly lost her team over that.
Billionaires Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, and Carlos Slim keep their newspapers.
They can have them.
Meanwhile, bloggers tell the truth. Please read Silvio Canto Jr.'s "A very hot place awaits Fidel."
@@@Jimmy Carter on the death of Fidel Castro: pic.twitter.com/JMV524xDO2— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) November 26, 2016
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