Ignoring the Trade secrets Embargo

Who’s leaking *CNN Superdesk emails?

Babalu Blog is a source we used to check often for South Florida/Cuba-related news. Now someone’s handed Val an internal guidance email that probably wasn’t meant for mass consumption.

A general outline of the email first popped up here.

I don’t care so much what the International Desk is circulating re: How to Cover Castro. I do find it fascinating that the ship seems to be oozing from the inside out.

UPDATE: Just had a chat with Val. Seems we’re dealing with more than one little leak. He got the same exact content from two independent sources obviously requesting anonymity.

Before you say, “so what?” – Val had this to add:

I had read and watched CNN’s reports yesterday – prior to any knowledge of the email – and found them somewhat biased, but once I had the email in question noticed that the reporters and journalists had followed their instructions to a tee. I wasn’t surprised originally – I’ve always expected bias from CNN – but in light of the directive, I was completely flabbergasted.

3 thoughts on “Ignoring the Trade secrets Embargo”

  1. This memo seems completely benign from my perspective. The “Castro News Network”? Really?

    “* Please note Fidel did bring social reforms to Cuba – namely free education and universal health care, and racial integration. in addition to being criticized for oppressing human rights and freedom of speech.”

    * “Also the Cuban government blames a lot of Cuba’s economic problems on the US embargo, and while that has caused some difficulties, (far less so than the collapse of the Soviet Union) the bulk of Cuba’s economic problems are due to Cuba’s failed economic polices. Some analysts would say the US embargo was a benefit to Castro politically – something to blame problems on, by what the Cubans call “the imperialist,” meddling in their affairs.”

    * “While despised by some, he is seen as a revolutionary hero, especially with leftist in Latin America, for standing up to the United States.

    All of that is very true. There is no slobbering love for the dictator – just facts. I say good job.

    The Castro haters can try all they might, but the fact is Castro was complicated, as is our US history with the country since we invaded the country under false pretenses to start the Spanish American War.

    There is a lot of good and bad to all sides about Castro, which this memo was correct to point out. The memo seems to just want some objective reporting on the issue instead of the usual Castro is the devil propaganda, which I applaud.

  2. It’s tough to have an opinion about the content of the memo because I know the inner workings of the org and stuff goes around all the time that is never meant to see the light of day (as in any company).

    What fascinates me is the fact that someone (two or more someones, actually) would intentionally leak superdesk emails.

    Smells like frustration and disappointment.

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