Or does it? Initially, at least, one wonders how else to explain the profusion of useful idiots – like Ray Suarez, who delivered a paean to Castro’s Cuba on PBS’s “News (ha-ha!) Hour” (a three-part series consisting of verbal valentines to one of the last of the communist dictators). But, on more sober reflection, although the supply of Bolshevik toadies in the West seems inexhaustible, I believe the “demand” aspect is distorted by such things as government subsidies – to outfits like, say, PBS. No one really demands this bilge; it’s simply what liberals do when they are armed with cameras and plenty of money and no accountability.
R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. – editor-in-chief of The American Spectator and Republican candidate for mayor of Chicago - expands upon this and other Cuba-related themes.