2/23/2008

Selective Ignorance on Human Rights

A man is held in a military prison for decades and subjected to abuse, humiliation, and lack of needed medical care.

What do the great liberal newspapers of record (New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Boston Globe, and SF Chronicle) have to say about this to their readers who more than likely care greatly about human rights?

Zip, Zero, Nada, Niente, & ничего.

Why would they turn a selective blind eye to this? Because it happened on the wrong side of a fenceline in Cuba.

You can damn well bet that if this happened at Guantanamo Bay, this would have been above the fold....again. Instead, it puts their Caribbean Comandanté in a poor light.

Omar Pernet Hernández spent a total of 21 years as a 'guest of the state' in Fidel's Cuban prisons, and suffered untold abuses. Yet he gets ZERO column inches from the finest bleeding hearts in journalism.

Read about Hernández and 3 other thankfully former Cuban prisoners...in a European newspaper.

Four dissidents freed this week after five years in inhumane conditions in a Cuban prison have revealed the dark side of Fidel Castro’s regime.

The four - José Gabriel Ramón Castillo, Omar Pernet Hernández, Alejandro González and Pedro Pablo Álvarez - described regular beatings, humiliation and arbitrary punishment with long periods of solitary confinement in cramped cells with cement beds.

You would think that the aforementioned news organizations would want to trumpet these sorts of abuses.

Here is the sad gallery of their search results:











The shame...the shame.

(Hat tip: Powerline)

6 comments:

Fausta said...

And they weren't freed, they were exiled.

xuemei said...

Now do you worried about that in the game do not had enough aion kina to play the game, now you can not worried, my friend told me a website, in here you can buy a lot aion online kina and only spend a little money, do not hesitate, it was really, in here we had much aion gold, we can sure that you will get the cheap aion kina, quick to come here to buy aion kina.


Now do you worried about that in the game do not had enough aion kina to play the game, now you can not worried, my friend told me a website, in here you can buy a lot aion online kina and only spend a little money, do not hesitate, it was really, in here we had much aion gold, we can sure that you will get the cheap aion kina, quick to come here to buy aion kina.

blog said...

good post,China Manufacturerglamour tea
PictureChina Market
Computerglamour tea
glamour tea China Market

blog said...

Household Self Storage at Private Mini|Camping Tents|Storage Tips and Suggestions|露營帳篷|實木地板的清潔方法|What is yoga?|Benefits of Yoga|Yoga Equipment|How to Start Doing Yoga|Yoga Etiquette|Plus-Size Yoga|海誓山盟的認真|渡口遇險|

blog said...

Household Self Storage at Private Mini|Camping Tents|Storage Tips and Suggestions|露營帳篷|實木地板的清潔方法|What is yoga?|Benefits of Yoga|Yoga Equipment|How to Start Doing Yoga|Yoga Etiquette|Plus-Size Yoga|海誓山盟的認真|渡口遇險|

bytestyle12 said...

This is a perfect time to say that you affected me with your perfect story related to this good post

GMC Sonoma Air Conditioner Compressor