The New York Times Celebrates Censorship in Cuba, Pt. 2

Monday, July 6, 2015
Today's New York Times hit-piece on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), which regurgitates the Cuban regime's absurd attacks against him, reads like the reporter got his interview leads from the local Committee for the Defense of the Revolution ("CDR").

Actually, that's wouldn't be far-fetched at all.

(Caveat: As Senator Rubio rightfully notes, the fact that Castro's regime perceives him to be such a threat -- unlike with President Obama -- is telling in itself.)

Last year, we posted (Pt. 1) how The New York Times hosts a series of "people-to-people" trips to Cuba.

These trips don't spend time with courageous Cuban independent journalists or imprisoned writers/artists.

Instead, they spend all of their time celebrating with the Castro regime's censors and repressors.

The New York Times' itinerary features:

"- A meeting with journalists from Granma, Cuba’s national newspaper, as well as with reporters at a small regional newspaper, to learn about the papers and their role today in delivering news in Cuba.

- A reception with members of The National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba."

In other words, The New York Times' trips are to "learn" from the Castro regime's information monopoly and enjoy "mojitos" with the entity responsible for censoring writers and artists.

Just last month, another Cuban regime mouthpiece, Guerrillero ("Guerrilla"), published how it recently hosted its third New York Times trip, which wanted to learn how to run a newspaper without advertisements.

No joke.

Below are various tweets from Guerrillero during these "celebrations of censorship":