Humberto Fontova
Say The New York Post (owned by Rupert Murdoch) hired Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's daughter to denounce several U.S. legislators and a former U.S. President as "insane"---but described this apparatchik for a terror-sponsor innocently as a "columnist" and "Teheran-based news analyst." Might the disclosure of her employment and pedigree merit media mention?

But the Huffington Post just hired the daughter of the president of a terrorist-sponsor's "parliament," for this very task and nobody bats an eye--mostly, of course, because few people know the details. As a service to Townhall readers, here’s the details: the HuffPo columnist is named Margarita Alarcon and her terror-sponsoring employer is Stalinist Cuba. Margarita’s father is Ricardo Alarcon, who has functioned as Castro's Foreign Minister, ambassador to the UN and today functions as the president of Stalinist Cuba's "Parliament." In 2000, during a major crackdown by the Bush Administration against Cuban spying, Margarita's father was denied a U.S. visa.

So shameless and relentless has been Ricardo Alarcon's a**kissing over the decades that, upon Fidel's frequently-predicted retirements, Alarcon was usually named the likely heir to Cuba's Stalinist throne.

Unsurprisingly, Marco Rubio (son of Cuban refugees) heads the list of legislators denounced in the Huffington Post by the loyal daughter of Fidel Castro's most slavish cabin-boy. Margarita Alarcon also functions as a "Havana-based" columnist for Castro's Pravda-founded and trained media. In fact, her columns appear just to the left of Fidel and Raul Castro's official pronouncements. So in running her articles, the Huffington Post is essentially transcribing (and translating) a Stalinist regime's propaganda for the benefit of English readers.

From Margarita's HuffPo bio we do learn that: "raised in New York City, Margarita has spent most of her adult life in Cuba. She has been traveling to the United States since her return home in the early 1980s."

"Awwww, well isn't that nice," might react the typical Huff-Po reader. "She's a worldly traveler, probably with a backpack, eager to expand her cultural horizons, like so much of her generation...Awwww."


Humberto Fontova

Humberto Fontova holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and is the author of four books including his latest, The Longest Romance; The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro. For more information and for video clips of his Television and college speaking appearances please visit www.hfontova.com.