View Full Version : NYT’s Helene Cooper Defends Fidel Castro, Decries America’s ‘View’ of Him

11-28-2016, 04:09 PM
During Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, New York Times Pentagon correspondent Helene Cooper remembered Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro in the wake of his death.

Cooper criticized the “American-centric view” of Castro, saying America views him as a “satanic demon.”

Instead, Cooper praised Castro for how he helped liberate South Africa as she was a child growing up in Liberia


Why doesn't she go back to Liberia

Liberia scored a 3.3 on a scale from 10 (highly clean) to 0 (highly corrupt) on the 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index. This gave it a ranking 87th of 178 countries worldwide and 11th of 47 in Sub-Saharan Africa. This score represented a significant improvement since 2007, when the country scored 2.1 and ranked 150th of 180 countries. When dealing with public-facing government functionaries 89% of Liberians say they have had to pay a bribe, the highest national percentage in the world according to the organization's 2010 Global Corruption Barometer.


Nearly 50 murders are committed each day in South Africa. In the year ended March 2014 there were 17,068 murders and the murder rate was 32.2 per 100,000 - about five times higher than the global average of 6 per 100,000. Middle-class South Africans seek security in gated communities.The private security industry in South Africa is the largest in the world, with nearly 9,000 registered companies and 400,000 registered active private security guards, more than the South African police and army combined. Many emigrants from South Africa also state that crime was a big motivator for them to leave.Crime against the farming community has continued to be a major problem.

It is estimated that 500,000 women are raped in South Africa every year with the average woman more likely to be raped than complete secondary school.A 2009 survey found one in four South African men admitted to raping someone and another survey found one in three women out of 4000 surveyed women said they had been raped in the past year.Rapes are also perpetrated by children (some as young as ten). Child and baby rape incidences are some of the highest in the world, largely as a result of the virgin cleansing myth, and a number of high-profile cases (sometimes as young as eight months) have outraged the nation.

Great job Fidel