CBS Flips Blame: 60 Years of 'Communist Rule' Caused Cuba’s Problems

Nicholas Fondacaro | July 12, 2021
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On Monday, CBS This Morning drew criticism from the reasonable when they blamed former President Trump for the plight of the protesting Cuban people. But later that night, CBS Evening News made a blatant reversal of messaging as they became the only broadcast network that evening to not only say the word “communism” but also blamed the “six decades of communist rule” for their lack of food and other “basic necessities.”

Earlier in the day, correspondent Manuel Bojorquez noted that Cuban dictator “Miguel Diaz-Canel blamed the protests on the U.S. and its trade embargo for a severe impact on Cuba's recent economic downturn.”

And Cuba-based CBS News producer Portia Siegelbaum chimed in by blaming Trump for the poor economic conditions in the country. “The Trump administration passed many more regulations, many more sanctions against it, which basically has cut off all income coming into Cuba,” she asserted.


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