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Journalistic laziness on the streets of Havana

Cuba | It’s not difficult to find the truth behind Cuba’s ‘healthcare for all’
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/30/16, 02:55 pm

Cuba is now in the midst of an official nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro—that’s a convenient way of barring street celebrations. Liberal media in the United States are in the midst of nine days of hagiography. Cal Thomas yesterday rightly skewered left-leaning journalists for praising Castro. He attributed their praise to ideology, which is true—but I also wonder about the role of laziness.

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The left’s love affair with Fidel Castro

Cuba | Liberal politicians, celebrities, and media turn a blind eye to their secular savior’s atrocities
by Cal Thomas
Posted 11/29/16, 04:41 pm

In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of “the countless ways in which [Castro] altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation.”

That’s an understatement as the thousands who have risked their lives over the years to escape from Cuba have testified.

The president added, “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.”

Why wait on history? There’s plenty with which we can judge him now.

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Globe Trot: Thinking through Fidel

International | Reactions to the death of Cuba’s communist dictator
by Mindy Belz
Posted 11/28/16, 04:27 pm

CUBA: The longest-ruling communist dictator in the Western Hemisphere, Fidel Castro, 90, was pronounced dead by his brother Raúl late Friday night—and the Miami Herald’s obituary is comprehensive and fact-based.

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