This Week in Media Bias History: Praising Cuba as ‘One of the Freest Nations on Earth’

Do these people hear themselves when they talk? On October 11, 2002, ABC’s Barbara Walters offered this bizarre validation of Fidel Castro’s dictatorship: “If literacy alone were the yardstick, Cuba would rank as one of the freest nations on Earth.” Of course, if your yardstick for freedom is freedom, Cuba doesn’t do so well. 

What’s the greatest threat to civilization? Terrorism? No, of course it’s global warming. On the October 6, 2014 Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough asked Ayman Mohyeldin, “What’s a greater threat to civilization, Christian extremism, Jewish extremism or Muslim extremism?” New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore replied, “Global warming.” 

Below are Rich Noyes’s collected tweets from the 41st week of This Day in Media Bias History. To get the latest daily examples, be sure and follow Noyes on Twitter. (To see recaps of the first 40 weeks, go here.) 

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