Mitchell Asks Castro About ‘Different Interpretation’ of Human Rights
March 21st, 2016 4:10 PM
In a question to Cuban dictator Raul Castro during a joint press conference with President Obama on Monday, NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell gently pressed the Communist leader on human rights abuses: “President Castro, for many of us, it's remarkable to hear you speak about all of these subjects. Could you tell us what you see in the future?... What is the future…
Matthews Attacks Cuban Heritage of Cruz, Rubio; 'Trapped' in the 1950s
September 17th, 2015 4:25 AM
In the late hours of Wednesday night after the Republican debate, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews was in his element as he whined about the 2016 GOP candidates being “very ideological tonight” and targeted the Cuban-American heritage of Senators Marco Rubio (Fl.) and Ted Cruz (Tex.) for thinking that “they still are fighting a Cold War” and “treat[ing]…
MSNBC Hypes 'Jubilant' Pro-Castro Activists Near New Cuban Embassy
July 20th, 2015 4:14 PM
On Monday's Rundown, MSNBC's Luke Russert repeatedly touted the supporters of the communist Cuban regime who rallied outside near the newly-opened Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.: "I would say, from talking to people, those who are in favor of this outnumber those who are opposed to it...probably, at least, five to one – just from my anectodal conversations." Russert…
ABC, NBC Cheer Imminent Opening of U.S/Cuban Embassies
July 1st, 2015 9:54 PM
On the heels of President Barack Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will soon open respective embassies in Havana and Washington, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC covered the story on their evening newscasts with ABC and NBC expressing particular enthusiasm at the move and little to no criticism of the President’s Cuba policy. In…
Analyst Cites Human Rights Abuses in Cuba, Andrea Mitchell Blames U.S.
May 12th, 2015 4:31 PM
On her Monday MSNBC show, host Andrea Mitchell gushed over Cuba's Communist dictator possibly heading "back to Church" and returning to "his Jesuit roots" after a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican: "Cuba's president Raul Castro is praising Pope Francis for helping to thaw relations between U.S. and Cuba....he said that the Pontiff inspired him to consider…
NBC Hails Cuba’s Removal from Terrorism List; 'Another Historic Step'
April 15th, 2015 2:51 AM
Hours after President Obama moved to strike Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News cheered the decision by the President as “another historic step” and “another remnant of the Cold War” tumbling down. Interim anchor Lester Holt began with the announcement that “[w]e are witnessing tonight another historic step in…
CNN, Showing a 'Vintage' Car: 'See Cuba Before Investors Ruin It'
April 14th, 2015 4:13 PM
Journalists' and leftists' (but I repeat myself) misguided love for Cuba goes back decades. Y'know, free healthcare (cough), yada-yada.
Now that President Obama is unilaterally changing the relationship between the two nations, and as usual getting nothing in return, you'd think that they'd be happy. Heck no. It started several months ago when Fox News's Shepard Smith…
NBC’s Mitchell Slams Obama-Castro Comparison...Over Age Differences
January 22nd, 2015 2:35 PM
Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, has been reporting from Cuba since Wednesday, covering the first face-to-face meetings between U.S. and Cuban officials in decades, and has used her visit as an opportunity to promote the country of Cuba. On Thursday, Mitchell interviewed former Cuban diplomat Carlos Alzugaray on her daily MSNBC program Andrea Mitchell…
ABC’s WNT, NBC NN Stage Full-Fledged Cuban Tourism Infomercials
January 21st, 2015 11:00 PM
In conjunction with the U.S. diplomatic delegation arriving in Cuba on Wednesday for talks with the Communist regime, ABC’s World News Tonight with David Muir and NBC Nightly News went out of their way to all but again ignore the brutal past of the Castro government and instead stage unapologetic promotions of the country that lies 93 miles to…
Andrea Mitchell: ‘Cold War Will Be Over' on Friday with Cuba Changes
January 15th, 2015 10:25 PM
During Thursday’s NBC Nightly News, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell enthusiastically promoted the new and “dramatic changes” set to go into effect on Friday that will allow Americans to more easily trade with and travel to/from Cuba as causing the Cold War to end.
In leading off her report, Mitchell announced to viewers: “…
On CNN, Rangel Brushes Off Cuba Harboring Cop-Killing Terrorist
December 19th, 2014 12:56 PM
On Friday's CNN Newsroom, liberal Rep. Charlie Rangel completely downplayed how the communist regime in Cuba has harbored a fugitive cop-killer for decades. Anchor Carol Costello raised how Joanne Chesimard, who was named to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List in 2013, was "granted asylum by Fidel Castro." Rangel replied, "I haven't heard her name come up in decades,…
NBC Continues to Shrug Off Any Criticism of Obama’s Move on Cuba
December 18th, 2014 9:50 PM
On Thursday night, NBC continued to shower praise in the direction of President Barack Obama’s move to normalize relations with the communist country of Cuba and brush off any criticism of the policy shift.
NBC Nightly News had two additional segments on Cuba that, with a tease in the program’s opening, totaled 5 minutes and 12 seconds, but only 28 seconds of…
Fox's Shep Smith Hopes Cuba Relations Thaw Doesn't 'Ruin the Place'
December 18th, 2014 2:03 PM
Those who rail at Fox News for allegedly being a haven of unbridled, uninterrupted conservatism usually and conveniently fail to remember that Shepard Smith is there.
Smith's take yesterday on the potential pitfalls of a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, particularly on the commercial front, was nothing short of astonishing. His primary fear, expressed in an interview with Gerri Willis of the Fox…
WashPost Editorial Rips Into Obama on Cuba: 'An Undeserved Bailout'
December 18th, 2014 2:21 AM
In the lead editorial for Thursday’s paper, The Washington Post blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to move toward normalized relations with the communist regime in Cuba as “naive” in awarding “an undeserved bailout” and “new lease on life” to “a 50-year-old failed regime.”