Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Lenin Lives! But will he get his own spot on Larry King?"

By Toby Westerman

"During the Spanish civil war, Ernest Hemingway, Herbert Matthews and others who assured that only a clean image of the Communist Spanish Republic would be presented to newspaper readers, while painting Francisco Franco's Nationalists in only the darkest of colors. Edger Snow misled the American public about Communist revolutionary Mao Zedong, claiming that Mao was little more than an agricultural reformer. Herbert Matthews, three decades after protecting the image of the bloody Communist Spanish Republic, described guerrilla leader Fidel Castro as merely a young idealistic rebel fighting a corrupt dictator."


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