Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Start thinking up some questions for Alarcon

The Miami Herald has a story here, about how the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has invited Ricardo Alarcón, president of Cuba's national assembly, to participate in a question-and-answer session with reporters during this summer's convention in Fort Lauderdale. Of course, they assume his participation would be via satellite because "he wouldn't come". The idea behind this invitation, is "of an opportunity to interview people in power and who are newsmakers". Don't get me wrong, you want to interview the guy, go ahead. But ask questions, many questions about the torture, the political prisoners, the oppressed dissidents, the lack of food and supplies for the common Cuban. Ask REAL questions