Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More anti-Cuban-American media spin

"Supporters of the U.S. embargo against Cuba have contributed almost $11 million to members of Congress since 2004 in a largely successful effort to block efforts to weaken sanctions against the island, a new report shows. . . . the U.S.-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee and its donors . . . . have given $10.77 million nationwide to almost 400 candidates and members of Congress . . . The top five recipients of the cash: Miami's three Cuban-American Republican members of Congress; 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain; and New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat, whose parents fled Cuba before his birth."


The "big news": The top five recipients of donations from the U.S.-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee includes the three Cuban-American members of Congress from Miami and the only Cuban-American member of the Senate.

If you subtract the anti-Cuban-American, pro-Castro mainstream media spin, the "news" is that Cuban-Americans made political donations to Cuban-American and pro-Cuban-American politicians to advance the aspirations, goals and values of the Cuban-American community.

Just like every other minority or ethnic group. What's wrong with that?

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