Reporters are supposed to at least feign objectivity, but even that proved too much for National Public Radio's (NPR) Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, who on Wednesday likened a three-point kiss she once received from Ramon Castro to the "blessing of the Holy Trinity."
Last week's broadcast of All Things Considered covered the passing of Fidel and Raul Castro's older brother, Ramon. This is when Garcia-Navaro recalled stories of the elder Castro's sense of humor and an encounter in which he bestowed upon her three kisses (one for each Castro-male):
"I walk into this lush, beautiful villa, and I am introduced to Ramon Castro ... And it's kind of jarring because even though he was Fidel's older brother, he looks a lot like him. As he's presented to me, he leans over and gives me a kiss on one cheek and says, this is from Raul, kisses me on the other cheek and says, this is from me, and then he kisses me on the forehead and says, this is from Fidel ... It was kind of like getting the blessing of the Holy Trinity."
Fidel Castro's communist dictatorship, propped up by his siblings, subjugated the Cuban people and stifled their freedoms for over five decades -- prompting one to ask how, as Newsbusters puts it, the Castros could be covered with such fawning adoration by reporters "who supposedly prize freedom of the press"?
The video segment exposing this latest failing in journalistic integrity is featured above.