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.
Brian Williams recently shocked many Americans with his disingenuous reporting. His claims of perilous combat coverage in Iraq and dramatic Hurricane Katrina coverage in New Orleans appear bogus.
From the New York Times to Newsweek and everyone in between the mainstream media seems horrified and outraged by the video-murders so gleefully and frequently perpetrated by the Islamic terror group ISIS.
The military hero as coward motif has a long tradition with Michael Moore. But his earlier oinkings in this regard--well before the release of American Sniper-- were aimed at much safer targets.
When a recently-freed political prisoner who was foreign and black (and a former communist terrorist by his own admission) visited the U.S. in 1990 to request economic and diplomatic sanctions against the segregationist government that jailed him the U.S. media and political establishment went absolutely bonkers with acclaim and adulation.
As usual with Obamas policies lets start with the lie: We've always made it clear that there's no equivalence between an international development worker imprisoned for more than four years for doing nothing more than helping Cuban citizens gain access to the Internet, and convicted Cuban intelligence agents."
There's no arguing that who the Republicans decide to elevate into a leadership position says a lot about what the conference's priorities and values are. (Obama White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest referring to the recent Steve Scalise/David Duke flap.)
Most of you quickly figured out how Obamas new amnesty plan creates more Democratic voters. Did you knew his new Cuba policy does too? To wit:
Now where have we previously heard Senator Rand Pauls clich-fest that constitutes his rebuttal to Senator Marco Rubio on Cuba sanctions?
Did you notice the timing of President Obamas economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of changing our relations with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?
Id just hung the deer by its neck on the swingset for skinning and butchering when..... "Oh Hum-BERTO! Puh-LEAZE!"
Former Mr Kate Perry (and current British multi-millionaire-comedian) Russell Brand devotes much of his new book and stage routine to denouncing capitalism. The book itself is titled Revolution and courageously confesses to the following: Im a big fan of Castro and Che Guevara and all their beret-wearing cigar, gun-totting, cigar-chuffing pals. They were sexy, cool, tough.
Castros agents had targeted Macys, Gimbels, Bloomingdales, and Manhattans Grand Central Station with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT.
British vaudeville comedian Russell Brand needs better staff. Hes touring the U.S. promoting his book Revolution while impishly equating Che Guevara with Jesus Christ and Gandhi.
Mr Gorbachev, Tear down this Wall! Who can forget the famous line? In fact most people forgot it shortly after President Reagan detonated them at the Brandenberg gate in June 1987. At the time they got little press-play, and what it got was mostly negative.
From the Castro regimes captive (literally!) newspaper Cubadebate:
"Already we are seeing nations large and small stepping up in impressive ways to make a contribution on the frontlinesCuba, a country of just 11 million people, has sent 165 health professionals and it plans to send nearly 300 more. (U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry as quoted by Reuters, Oct. 17)
Imagine ISIS raising its flag over Bagdad and Damascus, the U.S. scooting from its bases in Saudi Arabia and the history books and media all hailing President Obama as a peer to Richard the Lionheart and El Cid. Crazier things have happened.
This week the New York Times ran two editorials pleading for a U.S. economic lifeline to the Castro brothers terror-sponsoring regime (i.e. to end the so-called embargo.) One editorial ran on Sunday the other on Tuesday. The second editorial contains the following:
Even as a youth, Ernesto Guevara's writings revealed a serious mental illness.
Can you imagine the reputation of a literary figure surviving the disclosure that he worked (however briefly and ineffectually) for Hitler's Abwehr?