ABC Offers Little Criticism of Obama’s Cuba Move: It ‘Helped Thaw a Cold War’
ABC Offers Little Criticism for Obama's Cuba Move: It 'Helped Thaw a Cold War' (NewsBusters)
The journalists of Good Morning America on Thursday cheered Barack Obama's efforts to "help thaw a Cold War" and offered little in the way of criticism for the President's actions to normalize relations with Cuba. Reporter Jim Avila hyped, "Well soon many more Americans will be able to hop a plane to Havana, take a tour, even legally buy one of those famous cigars." The words "human rights" were not uttered until the 8am hour.
Co-host George Stephanopoulos enthused over "the American held prisoner in Havana whose dramatic release helped thaw a Cold War." Robin Roberts touted, "Now to that historic announcement, the U.S. restoring relations with Cuba, ending the 50-year Cold War." Avila informed viewers that "church bells [are] ringing out in celebration in Havana." He then quoted dictator Raul Castro (without using the term, of course).