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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Journalists HAIL Castro, ‘George Washington,’ ‘FOLK HERO to Most of Us’



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 Brent Baker

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.”
My video tweets, which include longer excerpts than quoted above, in rough time order as they aired during coverage from 12:30 to about 2 AM EST on Saturday morning, November 26:

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Vid: “He dramatically improved health care and literacy” – Andrea @MitchellReports in @MSNBC  bio 








Video: Andrea @MitchellReports on @MSNBC“gave his people better health care and education” 








Video: @JimAvilaABC: “Even ’s critics praised his advances in health care and in education.” 








Vid @JimAvilaABC “considered...George Washington of his country among those who remain in Cuba” 








Video: @MitchellReports “revered” for “social services and medical care to all of his people” 









Vid @MartinSavidge on : “Many saw positives, education & health care for all, racial integration” 








Vid: @HardballChris: When  took power he was “a romantic figure” and “a folk hero to most of us” 








Video: @MSNBC’s Brian Williams on 2015 visit to Cuba: “You see the medicine system they are very proud of” 










Vid: B Williams: Cubans use donkey carts “because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation” 

 Source>http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brent-baker/2016/11/26/journalists-hail-castros-achievements-george-washington-folk-hero

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