Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Veiled accusations?

Tonight, El Nuevo Herald journalists Wilfredo Cancio and Andres Reynaldo appeared on the Spanish television show Polos Opuestos. Among other things they talked about Cuban agents of influence. Reynaldo asserted that such agents exist in the both the extreme right and left of the political spectrum as well as in the center.

I thought it was interesting that they mentioned the custody case of Cuban little girl as one where the regime is trying to create another Elian crisis to attempt to discredit the exile community in the eyes of the general American population. The reason it's interesting is that it was their own employer, MHMC, that sued to have the family court case opened to the public. Reading between the lines we have to assume that these journalists believe that, in at least this case, The Herald is doing Havana's bidding.

Are these two journalists also implying what has long been suspected, that 1 Herald plaza is home to at least some Cuban agents? I wish the host, Maria Elvira Salazar, had asked

7 comments:

asombra said...

There's no need for veiled accusations. There's more than enough reason for serious suspicion. If the Herald had what it takes, there would have been a suitably serious investigation, with the results made public.

Instead, it appears nothing's been done, except for Herald executives issuing laughably lame and quite unconvincing "assurances" that there's no problem. It's hard to tell to what extent they don't have the right stuff and to what extent they take the public for idiots. Either way, it looks BAD.

Henry Gomez said...

My point was these are MHMC employees. Their accusations would by necessity neeed to be somewhat veiled.

Ms. Calabaza said...

Henry,

thanks for taking the time to keep this blog. It's about time someone called this biased rag out.

Anonymous said...

I disagree. The Herald's inadequacies aren't a function of bias. They're a function of economics. The paper is in serious and rapid decline. Don't be surprised if McClatchy decides to dump it soon. Then all you critics will have the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that the exile community wants very dearly to know about this trial and that is why the paper sought to have the trial brought out of secrecy.

How can trials held in secrecy be a good thing for democracy?

Henry Gomez said...

Anonymous, that's bullshit. The exile community didn't even know about this case until the Herald reported it. And there are literally hundreds of closed door family court cases going on all the time.

jose varela said...

That's a 'decoy' action. Wilfredo Cancio is one of the most attacked persons from the hardliners cuban in Miami exile. And Reynaldo is an apologist of the "liberal' position. Adopting this 'pose' in a vicious Tv space as Polos Opuestos is a good move of Humberto Castello saving face now. They are making a counterattack now (when I say 'They' I mean Castello and gang inside ENH... no more than 6 persons)