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Jimmy Carter in Cuba
A Quick Look at Network Coverage

Former President Jimmy Carter recently completed a tour of Cuba that created a flurry of network coverage and provided viewers with a fleeting glimpse inside the island nation.

And what did the networks show? Here’s a quick review.

Cuba has a state-run Health Care System, it Covers Everyone 
CNN’s Kate Snow offered this enthusiastic appraisal of Cuban socialized medicine: “You cannot go without health care here because there's a system set up, a safety net, where, if you live in a neighborhood, you're covered by somebody.” The CNN correspondent also praised Cuba’s state-run athletic program and its “incredible training.”


What’s More, Health Care is Totally Free
Two days later, Snow gushed over Cuban health care and other Cuban “successes” again. “(E)veryone has access and the concept of paying is completely foreign,” she claimed. 


A 40-Year old Trade Embargo Causes the Poor Relationship with Cuba…
ABC weekend anchor Carole Simpson suggested that the U.S. trade embargo has caused the tension between the two countries.


...and the United States Needs to Stop It!
Cubans don’t care about political freedoms, just economics. Ending the trade embargo against Cuba is “more urgent than political freedom,” according to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.


Cuban-Americans and President Bush – not Fidel Castro and a Communist Government – are Preventing Progress
The CBS Evening News said the Cuban-American community blocks policy changes and described President George W. Bush as “taking an especially hard line” with Castro’s government. 


The State Department Says Cuba has a Biological Weapons Program
Nothing to worry about, though. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell said U.S. intelligence sources told her there was no hard evidence of such efforts.


And Castro Does Run a Police State
ABC’s George Stephanopoulos provided a glimpse of Cuban reality when he interviewed a just-released political prisoner on Good Morning America. 




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