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Fidel Castro, who died late Friday night, was a tyrant who oppressed Cubans and brought misery to many for several decades and while much of the breaking news coverage emphasized that reality, journalists on ABC, CNN and MSNBC – matching how too much of the media approached Castro for decades – couldn’t resist crediting him for supposed great advancements in education, literacy and health care.

On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell insisted in a stock bio that Castro “gave his people better health care and education.” Appearing live by phone, she soon trumpted how Castro “will be revered” for “education and social services and medical care to all of his people.”

Along a similar theme, in an ABC Special Report during Nightline, Jim Avila maintained that “even Castro’s critics praised his advances in health care and in education.”

In a relatively tough report on Castro’s abuses, CNN’s Martin Savidge, in a pre-recorded bio piece, highlighted how “many saw positives, education and health care for all, racial integration.”

A meandering Brian Williams popped up by phone on MSNBC to ruminate and recalled how in his last visit to Cuba, in 2015: “You see the medicine system they are very proud of.”

ABC’s Avila went so far as to tout how Castro “was considered, even to this day, the George Washington of his country among those who remain in Cuba.”

Reminiscing about his high school years, via phone on MSNBC, Chris Matthews asserted that Castro was “a romantic figure when he came into power” and, Matthews wasn’t embarrassed to relay, “we rooted like mad for the guy” who “was almost like a folk hero to most of us.”

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/...gton-folk-hero

Not surprising that leftist American journalists are praising him.
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Not surprising that leftist American journalists are praising him.
Why is it leftest to point to the facts. Ya know they are commenting on how other people see Castro. The kind of journalism you would propose is really scary. You want it all to be one sided. It's the same with Trump. His supporters are mad at the press when they point out what the guy actually says and question his lack of experience. You would rather they fall in line with your views.
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Why is it leftest to point to the facts. Ya know they are commenting on how other people see Castro. The kind of journalism you would propose is really scary. You want it all to be one sided. It's the same with Trump. His supporters are mad at the press when they point out what the guy actually says and question his lack of experience. You would rather they fall in line with your views.
Wrong again mikeyy, I want journalists to do their job. Praising Castro is like praising hitler. What we see from these journalists is that they love socialism, and communism, and **** all the people he has murdered and jailed since taking power.

The same holds true when they praise Che, he was a murderer also, but the left in this country for some reason embrace him.

It is sad that most on the left have no idea what these men were like.
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MrLiberty;852908]Wrong again mikeyy, I want journalists to do their job. Praising Castro is like praising hitler.
Pointing to facts about this man doesn't mean you are praising him. Hitler was a good artist in my opinion. That doesn't mean I am praising him. What it means is that it is curious how a guy that was good at one thing that seems like a good trait can be so wrong about so many other things.
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What we see from these journalists is that they love socialism, and communism, and **** all the people he has murdered and jailed since taking power.
Then you are not watching their entire reports and just reading exerts from some right wing journal you frequent.

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The same holds true when they praise Che, he was a murderer also, but the left in this country for some reason embrace him.
I don't embrace him and I don't know why you would say the left embraces him.

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It is sad that most on the left have no idea what these men were like.
[/QUOTE]Again you are grouping the left all together and making some over reaching stereotypical comment. Here is the fact. Castro was a hero to some and not so much to others. He had some successes and many failures. That is how it should be reported and is reported.
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This has a lot to do with it.....



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You have been digging through your right wing sites again. Lets stay on the subject. You claimed the main stream press is communist and are praising Castro. You are wrong.
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You have been digging through your right wing sites again. Lets stay on the subject. You claimed the main stream press is communist and are praising Castro. You are wrong.
This isn't praising the guy?

ABC’s Avila went so far as to tout how Castro “was considered, even to this day, the George Washington of his country among those who remain in Cuba.”

Chris Matthews asserted that Castro was “a romantic figure when he came into power” and, Matthews wasn’t embarrassed to relay, “we rooted like mad for the guy” who “was almost like a folk hero to most of us.”
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Nothing surprises me with the msm anymore.

George Washington? What a bunch of loons.
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And you don't believe those statements are true?
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ABC’s Avila went so far as to tout how Castro “was considered, even to this day, the George Washington of his country among those who remain in Cuba.”

Chris Matthews asserted that Castro was “a romantic figure when he came into power” and, Matthews wasn’t embarrassed to relay, “we rooted like mad for the guy” who “was almost like a folk hero to most of us.”
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Nothing surprises me with the msm anymore.

George Washington? What a bunch of loons.
You don't comprehend well. Nobody said he was the same as Washington. They said some cubans consider him in the same regard. Why is that not a fact?
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