Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are:
"Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved.
For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely honest about their motives.”
Not that it always requires blackmail to get Hollywood folks of mainstream talking heads to parrot Castroite propaganda, but here’s a few clues to some of it:
"My job was to bug their hotel rooms," disclosed high-ranking Cuban intelligence defector Delfin Fernandez, "with both cameras and listening devices.
“When word came down that models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss were coming to Cuba the order was a routine one: 24-hour-a-day vigilance. Then we got a priority alert, recalls Fernandez, "because there was a rumor that they would be sharing a room with Leonardo DiCaprio. The rumor set off a flurry of activity and we set up the most sophisticated devices we had."
"Delfin Fernandez has not only met some of the most famous men in the world," says a story in the London Daily Mirror about the Cuban intelligence defector, "he's also spied on them and been witness to some of their most innermost secrets."
"Fidel Castro is a source of inspiration for me!" gushed Campbell while concluding her “press conference.”It is a great pleasure to be in Cuba. I've really enjoyed myself, and I plan to come back!"
"Fidel Castro is a genius!" said Jack Nicholson after a visit with El Lider Maximo that same year. "We spoke about everything," the actor rhapsodized. "Castro is a humanist. Cuba is simply a paradise!"
"The American actor Jack Nicholson was another celebrity who was bugged and taped thoroughly during his stay in Havana’s Hotel Meliá Cohiba," revealed Fernandez, the man in charge of the bugging. “We bugged his room thoroughly. Most people have no idea they are being watched while they are in Cuba. But their personal activities are filmed under orders from Castro himself."
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.