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Friday, September 08, 2006


That "free press" doesn't come cheap

Today's revelation:
At least 10 South Florida journalists, including three from El Nuevo Herald, received regular payments from the U.S. government for programs on Radio Martí and TV Martí, two broadcasters aimed at undermining the communist government of Fidel Castro. The payments totaled thousands of dollars over several years [up to $175,000 in one case!]"
Not that the U.S. really has to pay right-wing Cubans in Miami to say bad things about Cuba. But it never hurts. And there's also the question of where that money goes. The people getting paid off may well be donating substantial sums to right-wing terrorist groups, just as the Halliburtons and others getting paid off in much larger sums funnel plenty of it back to their political patrons.

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