After Fidel Castro retired as Cuban dictator (he got a gold watch with Danny Glover’s picture on it as Harry Belafonte jumped out of a cake singing “Happy retirement, Mr. President”), a producer for CNN, named Allison, sent out an email reminder to all reporters doing stories on Castro.
Here’s my favorite tidbit from the letter:
Please note Fidel did bring social reforms to Cuba â€“ namely free education and universal health care, and racial integration. in addition to being criticized for oppressing human rights and freedom of speech.
And CNN wonders why they’re called the Commie News Network.
Too bad Allison wasn’t around after Adolph Hitler died:
“Reporters, please note that Mr. Hitler had a hand in the creation of the Autobahn and built necessary dams and railroads, and was integral in the invention of rockets and jet propulsion. Also note that Germany under his watch had nearly full employment. In addition to some criticisms for the Holocaust.”