Is Fidel Castro Reading Your Blog ?

Apparently, a certain Cuban dictator likes to surf the web for news:

Fidel Castro is back from the dead (his words) and has been reincarnated as an Internet junkie. Not only is he a prolific blogger on Cuba’s online Granma newspaper but, it turns out, the 84-year-old greybeard consumes 200 to 300 news items a day on the Web and is fascinated by the WikiLeaks site, with its trove of 90,000 formerly secret U.S. documents on military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The “resuscitated” revolutionary is smaller and shakier than he was before the intestinal illness that prompted him to hand power to his younger brother in 2006, but no less verbose. He spoke with the editor of the Mexican newspaper La Jornada for five hours, during which he raved about the profound impact of the Web. “Do you know what this means, comrade?” he asked, like some sort of Rip Van Winkle waking up in the 21st century. The Internet, he said, “has put an end to secrets…. We are seeing a high level of investigative journalism, as the New York Times calls it, that is within reach of the whole world.”

Now, I kind of doubt that Fidel is reading OTB, but, just in case, Hola.

FILED UNDER: Humor, Quick Takes
Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.

Comments

  1. ericinva says:

    You mean “Hola…send cigars, por favor.”

  2. sam says:

    Yeah, and you’re drooling on your keyboard.

  3. Rose says:

    “We are seeing a high level of investigative journalism, as the New York Times calls it, that is within reach of the whole world.” ??????

    Now, that’s a funny comment—Investigative journalism and the New York Times in the same sentence!

  4. Rose says:

    “We are seeing a high level of investigative journalism, as the New York Times calls it, that is within reach of the whole world.” ?????? Now, that’s a funny comment—Investigative journalism and the New York Times in the same sentence!