In the late 1950s Herbert Matthews of the New York Times as well as his obliging comrades felt that Cuba had an evil dictator in Fulgencio Batista (it is ironic that the same media will refer to his replacement Castro as president rather than dictator). They fed the world through stories about how bad Cuba was under Batista. The same story they spread today in order to cover up the disaster that replaced Batista. Fulgencio Batista was no sweetheart by any means, but due to his media honored replacement the world came closer to Nuclear War than it ever had. Much of Latin America was destabilized, and Cuba has suffered for over 50 years under a repressive Communist government.
In the late 1970’s the MSM decided that Iran too had an evil dictator. As in Cuba the people supposedly had spoken and there was true freedom to be had. The Shah of Iran was deposed and sent into exile much like Batista, and we are now once again close to a Nuclear War, as well as a destabilization of the Middle East. Iran is now one of the major sponsors of terrorism.
This is much closer to recent history, the MSM’s love affair with Hamas, which goes hand in hand with the MSM’s hatred of Israel. The Palestinians were portrayed as the helpless victims when in reality they strove for the total annhialation of Israel. Hamas is now, as they always have been, a terrorist group which also destabilizes the Middle-East
In the late 1970’s again the MSM fell in love with the FSLN Communist Guerillas. Once again they demonized a flawed leader to the extent of embracing something much worse. They went after Somoza with both barrels and helped to create yet another presumed utopia in which they gladly made a bed that others must lie in.