Accuracy in Media

Since The New York Times seems preoccupied with the concept of “fake news,” the death of Communist dictator Fidel Castro provides an ideal opportunity to go back in time and examine how the Times helped bring this tyrant to power through lies and deceit. Castro hated America and Americans, especially President John F. Kennedy. He hosted Soviet nuclear missiles that targeted the U.S. for destruction and sparked the Cuban missile crisis.

Strangely, President Barack Obama has shown callous indifference to the anti-communism that used to dominate the national Democratic Party, and seems oblivious to the evidence that Castro was involved in the assassination of President Kennedy, a Democratic Party icon. “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him,” said Obama’s statement about the death of the dictator.

More “fake news” from the liberal media has consisted of whitewashing or ignoring Castro’s sponsorship of terrorism inside the United States, through such groups as the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army, and the Puerto Rican FALN, as well as the substantial evidence about his role in the Kennedy assassination. Castro not only had foreknowledge of the plot to kill JFK but was actually behind it, most likely with Soviet backing.

The Cuban-backed FALN claimed responsibility for over 140 bombings in the U.S. FALN terrorist leader William Morales and Black Liberation Army cop-killer Joanne Chesimard are still being protected in Cuba by the Castro regime. Joe Connor, whose father was murdered by the FALN Puerto Rican terrorist group, notes that President Obama’s first Attorney General, Eric Holder, offered executive clemency to 16 FALN terrorists when he served in the Bill Clinton administration as deputy attorney general. President Clinton also pardoned two members of the Cuban-backed communist terrorist Weather Underground: Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans.

A U.S.-based group called the Venceremos Brigade was run by the Cuban intelligence service, the DGI, and included several members of the Weather Underground. Young people on the trips were indoctrinated in the communist philosophy, given terrorist training in Cuba, and advised by Soviet and Cuban intelligence agents.

The Weather Underground was responsible for more than 30 bombings in the 1970s, many of them directed at police and police stations. Terrorist leaders Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, who helped launch Obama’s political career in Chicago, still have not been prosecuted for their alleged roles in the 1970 bombing murder of San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell. A bomb filled with heavy metal staples exploded at the police station and ripped through his body. He was in the hospital for two days, bleeding from his wounds, before he finally died.

In our column, “Why the Communists Killed Kennedy,” we examined the evidence of the Castro role in the murder of JFK. The Soviet KGB also had a role, through meetings with JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico and his defection to Soviet Russia. They then tried to mask their involvement through a disinformation campaign called “Dragon Operation,” an effort to shift blame for Kennedy’s murder away from the communists.

The Cubans wanted Kennedy dead because he had opposed the Cuban revolution, tried to overthrow Castro, and tried to have Castro assassinated. In his last prepared speech before his death, Kennedy declared that he was determined to stop communism’s advance around the world by making the U.S. into the strongest military power on earth.

Former CIA officer Brian Latell’s book, Castro’s Secrets, discloses intelligence information that Castro knew that Oswald was going to kill President Kennedy. A former Marine turned Marxist, Oswald was a member of the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba Committee.

We’ve noted in the past that Humberto Fontova’s book, Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant, explains how Herbert Matthews, the Times correspondent in Cuba at that time, brought Castro to power. “This is not a Communist revolution in any sense of the word,” Matthews wrote in 1959. “In Cuba there are no Communists in positions of control.” Matthews added, “Fidel Castro is not only not a Communist, he’s decidedly anti-Communist.” But in a national broadcast on December 2, 1962, Castro declared, “I am a Marxist-Leninist and will be one until the day I die.”

President Kennedy’s widow, Jackie, had singled out The New York Times for criticism for helping bring Castro to power. Her views were documented in the book Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. She cited Ambassador Earl E.T. Smith’s book, The Fourth Floor, on how the U.S. State Department had paved the way for Castro’s takeover. The title is a reference to the officials responsible for Cuba policy who were on the fourth floor of the State Department. Smith argued that Assistant Secretary of State Roy Rubottom, and his associate William Wieland, had to be aware of Fidel Castro’s communist affiliations. Wieland was the State Department’s chief of Caribbean affairs and a friend of Herbert Matthews.

Accuracy in Media (AIM) founder and chairman Reed Irvine noted, “It was Matthews who built up Fidel Castro and is often credited with having made his takeover of Cuba possible. Matthews was never identified as a Soviet agent, but there is no doubt that his work was of great value to the Soviets, whether he was a dupe or an agent.”

At a 1979 AIM conference, Ambassador Smith explained how The New York Times had rescued Castro from obscurity and how Matthews had likened him to Abraham Lincoln.

Demonstrating that he has not abandoned the Marxist ideology he adopted as a young KGB officer, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement saying that Castro was a “remarkable statesman” and that Cuba had “become an influential member of the international community and serves as an inspiring example for many countries and peoples.” Putin added, “Fidel Castro was a sincere and reliable friend of Russia. He made a tremendous personal contribution to the establishment and progress of Russian-Cuban relations, close strategic partnership in all areas.”

That relationship, according to the evidence in such books as Communism, the Cold War, and the FBI Connection, by former FBI agent Herman Bly, included the assassination of a U.S. president. But the possibility of a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, coming so soon after the Cuban missile crisis, is why the communist connection to Russia and Cuba would be played down. Bly wrote, “…I believe the heads of the FBI, CIA, and President Johnson wanted the Oswald case brought to a conclusion as fast as possible as they did not want another crisis with the Soviet Union so soon after the Cuban missile crisis.”

It’s one of those inconvenient facts that our liberal media want desperately to ignore. Plus, they are still attracted to the notion that Castro, rather than being a cold-blooded killer, was a romantic “revolutionary” who brought health care and educational opportunities to his captive people.

We can understand why Putin doesn’t want to highlight the communist role in Kennedy’s murder. He’s trying to play nice with the U.S. Government to get financial advantages. But why would President Obama, so many progressives, and the liberal media want to pay homage to the killer of a much-beloved American president?

“Today,” Obama said on Saturday, “we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.”

A “friend and partner” with a regime that sanctioned the murder of an American president?

Mr. Obama, have you no shame?

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  • tkrepel

    Actually, Cliff, Obama said “the Cuban people” — not the Cuban government — have a friend and partner in the U.S.

    Get your facts straight.

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    That’s what Cliff said. The Cuban people.

    “Today,” Obama said on Saturday, “we offer condolences to Fidel Castro’s family, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Cuban people. In the days ahead, they will recall the past and also look to the future. As they do, the Cuban people must know that they have a friend and partner in the United States of America.”

  • TaticalTommy

    Shows how inept our government really is. We tried to kill him, according to reports, dozens of time and failed.

  • cuyana

    tkrepel: perhaps you have your “obama-words” correct, but, i suggest that We The People need to pay close attention in order to understand their true context. To wit:

    [a] obama was a “true friend and partner” to the Freedom-Loving Iranian people … when he abandoned them and SOLD THEM DOWN the RIVER to the tyrannical blood cult muhammedan mullahs;
    [b] obama was a “true friend and partner” to the Freedom-Loving Ukrainian people … when he abandoned them and SOLD THEM DOWN the RIVER to the tyrannical Putin;
    [c] obama was a “true friend and partner” to the Freedom-Loving Egyptian people … when he abandoned them and SOLD THEM DOWN the RIVER to the tyrannical Morsi and the blood cult muhammedan Muslim Brotherhood; and,
    [d] ad nauseum …

    To obama, such speeches are “just words”; hollow words; platitudes [bromides] … to be spewed out, in a manner insulting and condescending, and, like vomit, to be collected by the likes of the corrupted NY TImes to be dished out to the short-memoried American public and any and all globalist sycophants the world over.

    In actual fact, obama is in no way a “true friend and partner” … as he does not give a flying f**k, in any shape manner or form, about common people anywhere around the globe. to him, the “common folk” are nothing more than the metaphorical “canon fodder” … to be devoured by the godless tyrannical globalists and to be crapped-out after they have been digested completely.

    obama has no intention of propagating individual freedom to anyone anywhere. [PERIOD!] he is the state; or, at least, that is what he wants to be [but, he knows that he could NEVER say that out loud … as his gutless narcissism precludes him from saying anything of the kind].

    rather, his mis-guided but purposeful intentions are: to hide insidiously beneath the skirts of the powerful USA but to promote good old fashioned command-and-control totalitarianism [globalism] whenever and wherever — especially within clear view of the likes of the dictators listed above … and their myriad of counterparts worldwide — so that he may be able to curry their favor after he gets his sorry a** booted out of the WH.

    obama, in reality, is no more profound than any of the third rate tyrants found under so many rocks around this unfortunate globe. the main things that distinguish him however, is his boatloads of “flim-flam man” charisma and his fantastic overdose of chutzpah. with such “gifts” he recognized that he could fool a majority of the American public — shame on us … TWICE! — and his extreme narcissism compelled him to take full advantage of the situation … and, to him, let all the mountains of negative consequences to our nation be damned.

    the saddest thing to me is: if permitted to run I would bet that he — or, another immoral blowhard just like him — would win a third term. [was it not obvious, that, although she shared his ideology, hillary had none of his “juice” … and, fortunately, for our Republic, enough of the people recognized that.]

    again, to me and many others, this is a saddest statement about the gullibility of the American public … for which, through our ignorance, we will continue to pay the price for choosing as our govt leaders these deceptive self-serving dictator-wannabes. note: there are a 1000 more clowns just like him, forming a queue, to try their hands at spewing their “flim-flam” crap on the American people … because they know, chances are, that they can get away with it.

    Such is the recent experience of our nation, and, for that matter, of humanity … even from the beginning; and, with the overriding ever-present question being: when will we ever learn?

  • Kennedy was killed for thwarting Israeli nuclear ambitions, and the patsy in his killing was himself murdered by Jewish mobster and Israel-first Zionist Jacob Rubenstein.

    Kennedy had many enemies, but it does readers no service to disregard the evidence that the Zionists, not the Communists (although there is considerable overlap going back to the early 1900s) killed our president and our innocence.

  • Stephen Trumble

    Obama is a traitor to everything American. These are semantics . Why does it take so many words to cover up his b.s.? Uh…..because Obama is b.s.