Journalism's Worst Enemy in the World

The question was answered on June 16 by the Committee to Protect Journalists' Executive Director, Joel Simon. The setting was a hearing on "Press Freedom in the Americas," held by the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. And quite interestingly, none of that very "press" in the "Americas" has seen fit to report this item. Hummmm?So let's ask the multiple-Peabody and Emmy award-winning American journalist Dan Rather if he knows who jails and tortures the most journalists on earth. Fidel Castro is Cuba's Elvis! Nope. Seems that Dan's no help.Okay, now let's ask the same question to Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism-winner Andrea Mitchell: Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly -- even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!Nope. Seems that Ms. Mitchell is also in the dark.Okay, let's go over to multiple-Emmy-winning journalist Barbara Walters. Castro has brought very high literacy and great health-care...(Read Full Article)

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