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Media Falls All Over Itself Praising Castro, the 'George Washington of His Country'

Please refrain from reading this until you have thoroughly digested your lunch—or whatever meal you may have recently eaten before coming across this post. You are at serious risk of upchucking if you peruse this material with anything in your stomach.

The American media gave a great, big, wet, lip-smacking goodbye kiss to the brutal dictator Fidel Castro, leaving no doubt of their man love for a murdering communist fanatic.

Do they realize that, if they lived in Cuba and tried to criticize the government, their asses would be thrown in jail?

Newsbusters:

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.”

Note the universal praise for Castro’s healthcare system. Michael Moore even made a film about Cuba’s universal and “free” healthcare.

As it turns out, both Moore and Brian Williams were probably taken on identical guided tours of hospitals used by the elites.

These are some of the many hospitals for ordinary people that Castro never intended for you to see.

Chris Matthews doesn’t just have a tingle up his leg; he has a full-blown eruption of manhood, swooning over the “folk hero” Castro while rooting for a guy who became ecstatic when talking about murdering political opponents and rich people.

But the dictator-worship of the day goes to Brian Williams, who tried to explain why Cuba was so backward.

I’d say that these and other “journalists” should be ashamed of themselves for their Castro adoration, except in order to feel shame, you have to be capable of introspection. These arrogant mountebanks do not possess that ability, nor can they fathom how depraved and indifferent the Castro regime is to human life and human aspirations.