Objectivity in the U.S. Media
While the US government attempts to pressure the Cuban government to change, change
must come from within. Many see that change will come through greater exchange of
information. The flow of information about Cuba also needs to be more fairly presented in
the US press. Basically the US has licensed non-governmental groups, CNN and at least 10
other news bureaus to open offices in Cuba. Ultimately, the CNNs presence in Cuba
should increase the information available to the world about life in Cuba, this is all
possible with the Libertad Act, title II, and the measures announced by the President in
But what is really being done? Lets take a closer look at a CNN report. Craig
Nelson, a savvy, New York journalist, submitted a report that was significantly altered by
editors. In his report entitled "CIA takes blame for Bay of Pigs," he reported
that the CIAs handling of the 1961 invasion attempt was characterized by
"ignorance, incompetence and arrogance." After submission of his report, CNN
published an edited version entitled "CIA declassifies Bay of Pigs Report."
Notice the passive nature of the edited version.
Follow this link to view our group's dramatic comparison of how the news that
reaches the American people differs from how the news originates!
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