The Herald Sun. Hardly the bastion of journalism, I know. And this editorial I link to below is a classic example of trashy media.

Just to correct some of their factual errors:

1. Castro was not a dictator by any definition.

2. Castro did not take the world ‘to the brink of nuclear war’ by defending his country with ballistic missiles. That is the right of any country. On the contrary – the United States’ attempt at an illegal invasion of Cuba took the world to the brink of nuclear war.

3. It wasn’t Castro’s actions that “condemned his people to almost Third World status”. It was the actions of the USA. Castro and Che didn’t nationalize American interests in Cuba until after the American government was trying to interfere in the government of the country (in an attempt to bring back to power their puppet Batista).

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