From the U.S. Dept. of justice: “The purpose of Foreign Agents Registration Act is to insure that the U.S. Government and the people of the United States are informed of the source of information and the identity of persons attempting to influence U.S. public opinion, policy, and laws. The Act also requires that informational materials be labeled with a conspicuous statement that the information is disseminated by the agents on behalf of the foreign principal.”
The Huffington Post (who frequently denounces Tea partiers and Republicans as “terrorists!”) employs an intelligence agent from Cuba (an official Terrorist-Sponsor) named Margarita Alarcon to consistently bash U.S. policy towards Cuba. Ms Alarcon is the daughter of one of the Castro regime’s highest officials, and works for an agency controlled by Cuba’s KGB –founded Intelligence service, as fully documented here.
Alarcon’s propagandizing can, in fact, be done legally. But not as done by the Huffington Post, who (while frequently bashing Tea Partiers and Republicans as “Terrorists!”) gives no clue as to Alarcon’s genuine credentials as an agent of the regime who plotted to incinerate and entomb thousands of American holiday shoppers in Macy’s, Gimballs and Bloomingdale’s on the busiest shopping day of the year.
Back in the late 70’s when First Brother Billy Carter consistently proselytized in favor of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime he went ahead and registered as an Agent of a Foreign Government. Margarita lives in Havana and her father was denied a U.S. visa in 2000. So she can’t register. But her propaganda outlet/partner certainly could.
You’d like to think Margarita Alarcon’s propaganda is so utterly brainless and blatant that few would swallow it. Here’s what she wrote this week:
“Travel restrictions in order to leave Cuba were implemented on the onset of the Cuban revolution to prevent criminals of the Batista regime from escaping trial. Unfortunately no one remembered to eliminate this restriction as time elapsed and it became part of the status quo.”
Yes, and the Berlin Wall was erected to prevent Nazi war criminals from escaping. And the Iron Curtain was erected to prevent criminals from escaping, etc. Do HuffPo editors actually believe this? Or—given the brainpower and educational levels of their readers—do these editors expect such things to be believed?
Either answer says oodles about the Huffington Post.
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.