Misunderstood Irony: Yoani Sanchez Did NOT Ask for Release of Cuba Reg

February 21st, 2013 12:17 PM
Okay, Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez, who is now on a three month world tour, no more called for the release of  five spies for the Castro government than Rush Limbaugh actually purchased a can opener for his mother so she could eat dog food. Let me explain: The Miami Herald reported that ironic comments by Sanchez, currently in Brazil, were misunderstood to mean she supported the…

Cuban Generation Y Blogger Mocks Che T-shirt Wearers

August 25th, 2009 11:14 AM
Attention all you folks who think of yourselves as counterculture types who demonstrate your rebelliousness by wearing Che Guevara T-shirts. The author of the most popular blog from Cuba, Yoani Sanchez who not only talks the talk but walks the walk, thinks you are absurd. The Generation Y blogger was the subject of a Miami Herald story on Saturday. We will get to her marvelous quote on the…

Did NewsBusters Help Cause Cuban Government to Back Down on Internet P

May 25th, 2009 12:08 PM
On May 11, your humble correspondent posted a story here about the lack of commentary on Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez's Generation Y threads at the Huffington Post. I pointed out that the Huffington Post folks basically yawned over a story reported by Yoani about how the Cuban government had a prohibition against Cubans accessing the Internet from hotels, which is about the only place where people…

Cuban Blogger Denied Internet Access; Huffington Post Yawns

May 11th, 2009 10:00 PM
In many ways, the appearance of Cuban blogger, Yoani Sanchez, in the Huffington Post is a strange fit. Her posts tell "uncomfortable" truths that counter the leftwing attitude prevalent at the Huffington Post. However, few folks over there dare to attack her directly since she is not only talking the talk but walking the walk in that Communist island. So rather than argue with Yoani,…

NYT Ignores Free Speech Activist Yoani Sanchez; Focuses on Lefties

April 3rd, 2009 3:05 PM
Ever notice the media love to report stories about people fighting the power, unless, of course, the power happens to be something the media favor? A March 31 New York Times article about Cuba's Havana Biennial art festival highlighted several artists whose political statements were in line with the anti-American, communist outlook of the island's regime, while ignoring prominent Cuban blogger…