This morning Scott Simon confessed to having idealized assumptions about Fidel Castro back when he was "of that generation of activists" (say what?). But never fear, the intrepid Simon changed his mind, telling us that "when I first went to Cuba on a reporting trip I retained some of the rosy assumptions of my youth but hard reporting challenges assumptions." Hard reporting - Scott Simon? - now that is funny!
Someone needs to toss a little cold water on Simon when he has these Walter Mitty delusions. Not only does he think he does "hard reporting" but thinks he's on leftist news show and has to challenge some of his colleagues or listeners about being apologists for Castro.
Hey, Simon, you're on NPR, remember? You're basically a mouthpiece for the State Department and an apologist for US militarism, nothing more and nothing less...well, maybe less.
(I noticed that American Experience on PBS is covering Castro & Cuba and it looks like a far more nuanced approach than anything I've ever heard on NPR - although Daniel Schorr had a pretty decent commentary about Cuba this week.)