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Archive for August 23rd, 2018

Social media censoring conservative posts, Cuba and the press plus more stories

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We will look social media censoring political thought…….New president in Cuba same attacks on independent journalists…..the Michael Cohen story is going to backfire on the resistance….First Lady Dolley Madison 1814…………..Happy # 87 Barbara Eden……Happy 70 Ron Blomberg………Pete Rose out of baseball 1989…..Happy # 60 Julio Franco……..and more stories………….

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August 23, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Thursday’s video: Too much talk of impeachment

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August 23, 2018 at 1:30 pm

New president same Cuba

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We hear that Cuba is reforming, but please don’t tell that to the brave journalists in the island.   It’s the “same old communist one-party state running a state newspaper Cuba” that we’ve known for years.

This is a report about the challenges facing independent journalists in Cuba:   

The accounts are similar: members of the Political Police and the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) search a journalist’s house for a few hours. The journalist is taken away and detained for a couple hours, a day or two, and then released.

A journalist arrives at the airport for a trip abroad, only to be told by immigration officials that they can’t leave the country.

Since Miguel Díaz-Canel became President of Cuba in April 2018, “repression against journalists is greater,” José Antonio Fornaris, president of Cuba’s Pro Press Freedom Association (APLP, for its initials in Spanish), told the Knight Center.

By the way, I have heard the same things from journalists in Cuba.  I’ve heard similar stories from Latin American journalists who have visited the island.

Why is the communist regime continuing to act like this?

The first answer is that this is what communists do.  They do not tolerate dissent or criticism.

The second answer is that we are watching the consequences of President Obama’s “one-way” opening of relations with Cuba.  Unfortunately, the Obama administration demanded nothing from Cuba in exchange for putting a U.S. Embassy in Havana.  We got nothing because we asked for nothing.

The biggest loser of the Obama Cuba policy are the Cuban people.  Just ask the independent journalists in the island!

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August 23, 2018 at 5:23 am

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