Thursday, December 18, 2014
12/18-TROUBLESOME! GERMANY TODAY IS NOT THE WARTIME GERMANY. NEITHER IS JAPAN. THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT OF TODAY, HOWEVER, HAS COMMITTED SOME OF THE MOST SHOCKING VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN HISTORY OR MEMORY.
The New York talk show Barry was producing before he got his own show had excellent relations with the Castro government of Cuba right after Castro’s takeover in 1959. It was the “Tex and Jinx Show” and they repeatedly interviewed Castro’s chosen “President” of Cuba, Manuel Urrutia, and openly raised money for the Castro movement. For Castro’s first ten days he was the most popular man, not just in Cuba, but in America., too. Then the firing squads began to work overtime in shifts and America’s mood changed. Barry was sent to try to reach some of his top contacts within the Castro regime to stop the shooting after ten-minute trials, or no trials at all. The one Barry reached and made the pitch to was Raul Castro. Barry tells that story including Raul Castro’s remarkable reaction this evening.
Posted by Sara Pentz at 4:39 PM