This week on CounterSpin: US corporate media’s Fidel Castro is a cartoon, in death no less than in life. While it’s implied that our only choice is between hagiography and hatred, there is actual history that provides context for understanding the role in world events of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution, which involved other people besides him. We’ll hear from Louis Pérez, history professor at the University of North Carolina and author of, among other titles, Cuba: Between Reform and Revolution.
Also on the show: While much is uncertain, one thing we do know about the coming days is that those who hope to protect what Donald Trump threatens, and resist what he seeks to impose, will need to talk to one another. Few things are clearer than than corporate media are not the appropriate host for that conversation. Now there’s an opportunity to shore up local and community news media as a resource. Craig Aaron, president of the group Free Press, will join us to talk about that.
In our quick look back at recent press, we look at how the PBS NewsHour gets distracted by distraction.