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Accompanying the news of unprecedented protests sweeping Cuba, including footage of hundreds of fed up Cubans shouting “Libertad!” repeatedly; autos being turned over, police cars being pelted with rocks, people being arrested or shot at in the streets and even in their homes; a brazen detention witnessed during a live podcast, and other Cubans in the category of “people of color” bravely photo bombing on live TV transmissions to the United States then getting arrested, to protest the lack of freedom and denounce the Castros, America has heard the news that Anthony Blinken’s State Department has invited UN Human Rights Officers (including the Cuban delegation) to “investigate” America.
One can expect that alleged racism and “racial inequities” will be subjects of their focus. Cuba is one of the nations on the UN Human Rights Council to join China and Russia. Adding to these bizarro headlines is CNN’s Patrick Oppmann HERE (2:18) who laid the unrest at Trump’s doorstep reporting that:
“Tensions have been building for months in Cuba over increased sanctions first imposed by the Trump Administration.”
Humberto Fontova, frequent national TV Cuban Commentator and author of The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro sat down with the NOQ Report’s Bill McIntosh to discuss the stunning protests and our U.S. media that seems, by default, to blame America for the abject failures of Cuba’s Marxist regime to meet Cuban people’s basic human needs.
Speaking from New Orleans and taken aback by the pathetic decision of the Biden Administration vis a vis the UN Human Rights Council; the ever enabling, crack peddling, mainstream media and morally challenged, political stars like AOC the liberal darling of the Democrat Party, who often decry the sensible “cash and carry” embargo on the reliably deadbeat Cuban government, Fontova commented:
“I’ve got links to videos, taken in Cuba, smuggled out, of Cuban security people, secret police, entering homes and just shooting randomly because they think one of the protestors is hiding out there. You can see the floor of the home, it’s covered in blood and so forth, you can see this in the video, but this is the tip [of the iceberg], we’re not seeing what’s going on, If the US media actually reported it, they’d lose their bureaus…we’re talking about a regime that jailed political prisoners at a rate higher than Stalin’s during the Great Terror and murdered more political prisoners, in its first three years in power, than Hitler’s regime murdered in the first six….Raul [and his son] Alejandro are still pulling the strings, from behind the scenes. …These are the kinds of blood thirsty people that these Cubans [the protestors] are going up against.”
One can appreciate why real Cubans, experiencing crushing repression, hunger and little opportunity are bold enough to risk jail and photo bomb, on global live TV ESPN’s Bob Ley who was reporting on the MLB Tampa Bay Rays beating the Cuban National Baseball team. To Bob’s credit and ESPN’s, film was shown of these courageous people later being swarmed by Cuban secret and uniformed police and hustled away into police cars.
Speaking about the unusually servile US mainstream media’s decades long soft reporting on all things Communist Cuba which has nursed along a political system that should have died quickly decades ago, Humberto Fontova stated:
“What we’re seeing on the news [is] the proverbial tip of the iceberg…it’s not even that, [in] the book that’s in your background, The Longest Romance, I document how the US mainstream media has been in Castro’s pocket since before he was even in power.”
The close relationship, really a virtual love affair between the Castros and CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and print media has been a special area of study for Fontova. About this embarrassing courtship that any self respecting journalist would loathe, Humberto added a little known historical detail that should be a badge of shame upon American journalism:
“Fidel Castro awarded a medal, a specially minted medal…to NY Times reporter, Herbert Matthews saying: ‘Without your help and without the help of the New York Times, the Cuban Revolution would have never happened.’ ”
The accompanying video interview of Humberto Fontova includes utterly scandalous images on Cuba’s much vaunted “free, universal health care” that’s NOT for the faint of heart. Please share this video with ten friends and everyone you know in the US media. The sufferings of the Cuban people, thanks to Communism are egregious.
Humberto Fontova is frequently interviewed about news out of Cuban and is author of The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro