Skip to comments.CBS Lies Through Their Teeth About Cuba’s Hurricane Irma Preparedness
Posted on 09/09/2017 6:04:40 AM PDT by Kaslin
Cuba normally gears up quickly for storms with constant advisories on TV and radio urging people to prepare. The Civil Defense, run by a general and the military, jumps into action to evacuate people and animals from low-lying areas, to move food supplies to higher ground, harvest crops quickly and distribute the monthly food rations to people before the storm hits. (CBS News. Sept. 8.)
In fact, as late as the night of Sept. 5th with Hurricane Irma forecast to rake the entire island of Cuba from end to end, many Cubans were completely unaware of the hurricanes very existence!
Your humble servant confirmed this from many friends with family still in Cuba. Alarmed by the forecasts at mid-week, these U.S.-based friends called their Cuba-based relatives to ask about their preparations for the hurricane
What hurricane? came the responses from Cuba. They hadnt heard a thing about the looming catastrophe!
Seems the fine folks who graciously granted CBS their Cuba press bureau hadnt gotten around to mentioning it! CBS, on the other hand, transcribes their Cuba news straight from communist propaganda apparatchiks.
But no big deal, right? What with all that free and fabulous health care Cubans enjoy (as constantly reported by CBS) whats a little category 5 Hurricane?
Such shameless propagandizing for Castro is an old story for CBS actually. Shortly after Herbert Matthews of the New York Times made Fidel Castro an international pop star on the front page of the (at the time ) world's most important newspaper, CBS horned in on the act. The February 1957 NYT's headline article proclaimed that "Fidel Castro has strong ideas of liberty, democracy, social justice, the need to restore Cuba's Constitution....this amounts to a new deal for Cuba, radical, democratic and therefore anti-Communist."
Castro was by no means unappreciative but it was, after all, 1957. So the New York Times' own Walter Duranty's approach (print media) for celebrating Stalin 25 years earlier wouldn't cut it for this new-generation Stalin. Indeed, at the time, Cuba (that piteously backward little pesthole the New York Times described in their article) had practically the most TV's per capita in the world (surpassed only by Monaco, the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom). Fidel Castro perceived the power of that medium before most others. So he wanted his mug and message on the screen--and plenty pronto!
Enter CBS. Two months after enabling Matthews' visit to Castro, the same Castro agents planted in New York contacted CBS, who quickly dispatched their ace anchorman, Robert Taber, and a camera crew to Castro's camp in Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains.
Taber (later a founding member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee) emerged from Cuba's hills with a long reel and tape of Castro lies that his editor/producer Don Hewitt fashioned into a 30 minute CBS/Castro snow-job titled; Rebels of the Sierra Maestra: The Story of Cuba's Jungle Fighters, that ran on May 19, 1957. Fully half of the "report" consisted of Fidel Castro facing the camera and monologuing into the mic.
The liberties, rights, and blessings Castro planned for Cuba's people, as transmitted by CBS, made John Stuart Mill appear like Ivan the Terrible. Regarding Castro's heart-warming and eye-misting plans for Cuba--nary a rebuttal was to be heard on this blockbuster CBS "investigative report."
Two years later in 1959 while Che Guevaras firing-squads (on Fidel Castros orders) murdered hundreds of Cubans per week, CBS was again on duty. This time the already sainted Edward Murrow interviewed Fidel Castro on his CBS show "See it Now" from Havana. By this time Castro had abolished habeas corpus, filled Cuba's jails with ten times the number of political prisoners as under Batista, and was murdering hundreds of Cubans by firing squad without due process.
But ah! Now Castro would face the valiant and intrepid pundit/interrogator who, employing his deadly verbal jabs, hooks, and uppercuts, had KO'd that arch-villain, Joe McCarthy, right?! Better be on your toes, Mr. Castro!
"That's a very cute puppy, Fidelito!" An (uncharacteristically) smiling Murrow tells Fidels son as the interview commences. Castros kid had skipped merrily on camera at his new "home" in the Havana Hilton and plopped on the lap of his loving and pajama-clad Papa Fidel. For the record, Castro had no "home" to speak of at the time. He slept in a different place almost every night, normally wore army fatigues instead of pajamas, and had never provided for his son.
"When will you visit us again?" An (uncharacteristically) smiling Murrow asks a (very uncharacteristically) smiling Fidel. "And will that be with the beard or without the beard?" CBS Ed Murrow did not breach a single issue of substance with the mass-murdering Soviet satrapand this at the height of the Cold War.
Every night during the week that Murrow interviewed him, Fidel, Raul and Che repaired to their respective stolen mansions and met with Soviet GRU agents to button down the Stalinization of Cuba. More significantly, that Feb. of 1959, Murrow was fresh from a harangue to the Radio and Television News Directors Association of America, where he blasted television for "being used to delude us."
CBS never lies.
Not surprising. I recall reading in Bernard Goldberg’s book “Bias” in which he discusses Fidel’s meeting with The Dan back sometime in the 1990s. Dan gave him a personal tour of CBS’ executive offices in New York and got all palsy walsy with him like a long lost brother and gave him an autographed baseball bat. This was one of the more creepier parts of the book, IMHO.
Those Communists are very badly off. Don’t get why the MSN tries to make them look better off than they really are.
Castro broadcasting System. everything is peachy in the workers paradise. Shelves are full and healthcare is plentiful. Compared to Cuba, the USA is poorly run with people dropping dead in the streets due to lack of doctors. Cant find even basic staples here. Long lines for Toilet paper. VIVA CUBA...
“Cuba normally gears up quickly for storms with constant advisories on TV and radio urging people to prepare. The Civil Defense, run by a general and the military, jumps into action to evacuate people and animals from low-lying areas, to move food supplies to higher ground, harvest crops quickly and distribute the monthly food rations to people before the storm hits.”
Oh, these journalists know their trade well! They added words that don’t belong there: “quickly,” “constant,” “jumps into action,” “quickly before the storm hits.”
They have nothing but love and admiration for a communist dictatorship which takes away freedom and suppresses dissent.
If they had been talking about Trump, they would have added the words “sluggish response,” “uncertain leadership,” “inconsistent” and “barely able to meet the needs of a suffering people.”
F*ck the media.
Among the many biases of the MSM is their steadfast refusal to cover Cuba.
As IRMA keeps moving more west than north (in contrast to earlier forecasts that said it would be moving more north than west by now) it is Cuba that is getting hit with the Hurricane Force winds and storm surge.
As for details, nothing from the MSM.
Evacuations, nothing from the MSM.
Shelter news, nothing from the MSM.
It is as if an alien civilization lived ninety miles away from Florida.
Think about it.
...CBS never lies.....
It’s a wonder that there aren’t boatloads of US citizens risking their lives on a daily basis to land on Cuba’s golden shores.
In the people's paradise CBS so loves.
Ahhh...the wonders of utopian communism. Food Ration Cards your entire life...the sure cure for obesity.
In the last week or so, I’ve seen promos for various CBS news shows. Apparently their new slogan is ‘Real News’. I couldn’t help but laugh when I heard that.
Let’s ask those leftist actresses why Hurricane Irma is going through Cuba. Also God’s revenge? Revenge for what, Miss Oscar Nominee? Take your time.
I wonder if there was a single cigar lit, outside, in all of the land.
They’re all doing the same thing right now about Venezuela too. And they’re chomping at the bit to try to bail out Kim but he keeps threatening to nuke everybody.
But you were being sarcastic, right, about not knowing why they do it?
And CBS’s lying, commie-hugging Walter Cronkite, too.
Good old Uncle Walter hosting CBS Nightly News, who lied about the Vietnam Tet Offensive (that was succeeding) in support of the commies here, feeding the commie-led, anti-war college minions that created the quagmire that killed so many American young men. My dad liked him, was totally fooled by him, would never have believed a guy like Cronkite could be an anti-American subversive (i.e. progressive).
A young Cuban-American was on Fox & Friends this morning saying that he called a relative in Havana and asked if they would be alright when the hurricane hit Cuba. The relative’s response: “What hurricane?” The weather last night through this morning must have come as a shock to those tourists foolish enough to go to Cuba for some beach time.
Did Donald Trump distribute monthly food rations to people in Florida before the storm hit?
Therefore, Donald Trump hates Florida and the US government is not nearly as competent as the Cuban government!
Yeah, ya moron, it's satire.
Oops. No. No, wait. There's no food rationing in Cuba. Those responsible for that misnformation have been sacked.
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