Friday, October 8, 2010

Stephen Colbert Should Stick to Comedy

Well, sometimes you just can’t believe your eyes. Stephen Colbert has hosted a guest to hawk her book on several occasions. Either his staff does not vet his guests or they have a very disturbing agenda.

Julia Sweig, we are told, is an expert on Cuba and has written a book about why we should be normalizing relations with that communist totalitarian dictatorship. Well, O.K., you say. So what? Everybody has a right to an opinion. So I say, true, but I’d like to call your attention the names she acknowledges and thanks in the book they are recommending we read.

One name is Jose Gomez Abad and he is a Castro supporter whose bomb-plot to incinerate and entomb thousands of New York Holiday shoppers was foiled in the nick of time by the FBI. On Nov. 17, 1962, he and Elsa Montero, were arrested by the FBI in a plot that targeted Macy's, Gimbel's, Bloomingdale's and Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal with a dozen incendiary devices and 500 kilos of TNT. The massive attack was set for the following week, the day after Thanksgiving. Macy's normally get's 50,000 shoppers on that one day. 

Here’s a link to Ms Sweig’s book acknowledgments where she thanks Jose Gomez Abad and fellow Cuban terrorist Elsa Montero. Oh, and here (below) are these Cuban terrorists shortly before the FBI slapped on their handcuffs.(Note: They are currently serving '25 years to life' sentences in a Federal Prison)

If this is the quality of the things “The Colbert Report” is promoting, I really think he should stick to comedy. Of course, it is always possible that, given his strange sense of humor, he thought that was comedy.

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