Nyt guy “never understood”

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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 01:38 pm

Glenn Garvin reviews the career of New York Times foreign correspondent Herbert Matthews, “the first American reporter to interview Fidel Castro and the last to recognize the man as a ruthless and slightly mad totalitarian murderer. He created, fell in love with, and ultimately was devoured by Castro’s mythology without ever really understanding what was happening.”

Posted by Tim B. on 03/01/2007 at 09:42 AM
    1. I always kind of liked this portrait of “Che” the best.

      Too bad we don’t have a photo of him executing a troublemaker at his garden wall, although I am sure the Fidel has a few of those around. I hear the tomatoes from that garden grew especially red and delicious.

      Posted by moptop on 2007 03 01 at 10:31 AM • permalink


    1. Most NYT reporters don’t know what’s happening.

      Posted by gerschor on 2007 03 01 at 10:36 AM • permalink


    1. We need an award for NYT reporters, call it the “Duranty” for reporters who get all tight in the britches over tyrants.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 03 01 at 10:47 AM • permalink


    1. #3 I think the Duranty would have to be at least a monthly award—do it annually and there’s not enough years to give it to all the (un)deserving reporters.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 03 01 at 10:58 AM • permalink


    1. Maybe like medical schools that teach courses in bedside manner, journalism schools should include a course:  How not to let your idealism get stroked by charismatic dictators-in-training.  It seems to be a common problem these days, especially among the Avenue of the Americas and Fleet Street elite.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 03 01 at 12:19 PM • permalink


    1. Fascinating read. Didn’t really know any of that. Funny and tragic how history and the NYT repeats itself.

      Posted by Srekwah on 2007 03 01 at 01:23 PM • permalink


    1. Hey, Castro fooled us all…at first. Many of us wised up after he took control. Many of us didn’t.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 03 01 at 03:24 PM • permalink


    1. They’re still fooling – exporting hundreds of Cuban Doctors?

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 03 01 at 04:46 PM • permalink


    1. Recently in the Oz that Cuba is using its medical system to manufacture wmds. Nerve gases and other.Source was a whistleblower.

      Posted by crash on 2007 03 02 at 10:45 PM • permalink


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