The New York Times: ‘Freedom’ Is an ‘Anti-Government Slogan’
Leftist newspaper slams Cuba protests
The left-leaning newspaper The New York Times wrote that “freedom!” as heard by the chants of peaceful Cuban protesters is an “anti-government slogan."
The Times also falsely reported that the protests were about “food and medicine shortages.”
The newspaper wrote:
“Shouting ‘Freedom’ and other anti-government slogans, hundreds of Cubans took to the streets in cities around the country on Sunday to protest food and medicine shortages, in a remarkable eruption of discontent not seen in nearly 30 years."
But the Times is far from the truth in their claims.
Thousands of protesters used slogans against socialism and communism, which many leftists in America are trying to usher in.
The Times coverage also wrote that communist Cuba’s “longstanding economic problems” stem from “the American trade embargo, which cuts off its access to financing and imports.”
Portia Siegelbaum, a Cuba-based CBS News producer, also claimed the Trump administration passed many more regulations, many more sanctions against it, which basically has cut off all income coming into Cuba."
“In televised remark,” the Times persisted.
“Díaz-Canel said … the protests were a form of ‘systemic provocation’ by dissidents doing the bidding of the United States.”
“Within hours of the extraordinary events, the president broke into national television programming to urge government supporters to hit the streets and confront the protesters,” the Times reported.
The newspaper failed to report on the true nature of what is going on the island, including uniformed state security officers attacking peaceful protesters.
Bystanders in Havana heard gunfire and beatings of dissidents, while Díaz-Canel called for street “combat” against those opposing the regime.
The New York Times' sympathy for communism was highlighted in a series of articles praising its legacy, which has killed at least 100 million people.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) nor Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) — who has praised Cuba several times throughout his decades-long career, remained silent.
Twitter failed to properly comment on the protesters and merely said they were helping to “spread awareness on the impact of COVID-19 in Cuba as cases hit an all-time high in the country.”