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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:39 PM
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Castro's Daughter Signs With CNN
Castro's Daughter Signs With CNN

Alina Fernandez to Provide Analysis, Commentary
By Michele Greppi

CNN has hired ailing Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's illegitimate daughter, Alina Fernandez, as a Miami-based contributor of analysis and commentary.

Ms. Fernandez, who was born in 1956, before her father's revolution, is critical of President Castro and fled Cuba with her daughter in 1993. She does a radio show, "Simplemente Alina," focused on Cuban and Cuban American issues in Miami. She also wrote a book, "Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba," in which she laid out vivid memories such as seeing Mickey Mouse replaced on Cuban TV by coverage of executions ordered by her father.

Ms. Fernandez said she signed on with CNN because "at this critical point in history, as a Cuban, it's important for me to draw the world's attention to the situation inside Cuba as we reflect on its future. CNN is a global network, which can reach the largest population available."

http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=10478
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:42 PM
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1. They are hiring her for the scoop on the death and funeral.
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BayCityProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:46 PM
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2. weird
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:47 PM
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3. "My father left he never even married mama"
Tenement slum
Ooh, ooh, ooh....aaaahhh

You think that I don't feel love
What I feel for you is real love
In other's eyes I see reflected
A hurt, scorned, rejected

Love child
Never meant to be
Love Child
Born in poverty
Love Child
Never meant to be
Love Child
Take a look at me

Started my life
In a old, cold, run-down tenament slum (tenement slum)
My father left he never even married mama
I shared the guilt my mama knew
So afraid that others knew I had no name

This love we're contemplatin'
Is worth the pain of waitin'
We'll only end up hatin'
The child we may be creatin'

Love Child
Never meant to be
Love Child
(Scorned by) Society
Love Child
Always second best
Love Child
(Different from) Different from the rest

(Hold on hold on just a little bit longer) Mmmmm baby
(Hold on hold on just a little bit longer) Mmmmm baby

I started school
And a worn, torn dress that somebody threw out
(Somebody threw out)
I knew the way it felt to always live in doubt
To be without the simple things
So afraid my friends would see the guilt in me

Don't think that I don't need ya
Don't think I don't want to please ya
But no child of mine will be bearing
The name of shame I've been wearing

Love Child
Love Child
Never quite as good
Afraid, ashamed
Misunderstood

But I'll always love you
Always love you

I'll always love you
Always love you
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:53 PM
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6. now THAT takes me back!!
:hi:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:06 PM
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7. Motown will NEVER die!! (Best. Music. Evah!)


:hug:
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:50 PM
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4. Jack Cafferty asked Wolf today if Castro was dead...
Just asked him right out and Wolf immediately replied with a very curt "No" - prompting Cafferty to ask how Blitzer could be so sure. He answered, "His daughter says so."

So now I see where all this is coming from. I thought Wolfie was talking about a daughter who lived in Cuba and had direct contact with Fidel. What B.S. Looks like CNN is digging at the bottom of the barrel for reliable sources... no pun intended Howie! :rofl:
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:53 PM
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5. Can you imagine the disappointment if he survives?
"Can we film the operation? Is the head dead yet? You know the boys in the newsroom got a running bet.."
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:47 PM
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8. i just really want to throw up.
:puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
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cigsandcoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:15 PM
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9. "illegitimate son/daughter"
I really dislike that term.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:40 PM
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10. It is an odd term
especially in this day and age.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:49 AM
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12. she was the out-of-wedlock child of fidel castro and i believe her mother
was cuban actress RAQUEL REVUELTA, though i could be wrong.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:03 PM
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11. *blech*
using the name of the father she has issues with to make a buck. x(
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:52 AM
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13. that's exactly why i want to throw up. the woman is an opportunist and
the "cUBAN mAFIA" as Fidel Castro calls the Cuban-Americans in MIami have had no problem in feeding that opportunism (or is it, "opportunistic" appetite of this fernandez woman).
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