AP, as Castro's Ashes Interred: A 'Near-Religious Farewell'

December 4th, 2016 11:15 PM
A funny thing happened on the way to delivering Fidel Castro's ashes to their final resting place. According to an Associated Press photo caption, soldiers had to "push the jeep and trailer carrying the ashes of the late Fidel Castro after the jeep briefly stopped working during Castro’s funeral procession near Moncada Fort in Santiago, Cuba." FoxNews.com had a sense of the symbolism: "The…

At AP, Fidel Castro at 90 Is 'Inspiration' For 'Communist Orthodoxy'

August 2nd, 2016 1:02 PM
Five years ago, the Associated Press was so excited about the imminent 85th birthday of Fidel Castro, Communist Cuba's dictator emeritus, that its Images Group promoted a package of "iconic images and videos" subscribing outlets could purchase and use. It described Castro as a "source of inspiration for many people throughout the world." Thus, it should surprise no one that the wire service,…

AP Fails to Note Any Critics of Recently Deceased 'Heroine of the Cuba

March 11th, 2014 3:00 PM
Nowhere in her 15-paragraph March 11 obituary of Melba Hernandez did Associated Press writer Andrea Rodriguez find space to cite a critic of the late Cuban Communist revolutionary. In her story  -- headlined "'Heroine of the Cuban Revolution' was lifelong Castro loyalist" in the Washington Post -- Ms. Rodriguez paid significant attention to the role Hernandez played in aiding Castro's rise to…

AP Report on Cuba's May Day Reads Mostly Like Castro Propaganda Piece

May 1st, 2011 11:44 PM
The guess here is Associated Press writers Peter Orsi and Andrea Rodriguez believe their May Day dispatch from Cuba represents an example of objectivity and insightful analysis. Anyone with knowledge of how a country under the iron grip of a five-decade Communist dictatorship really operates would beg to differ.