So it is my great honor to bestow upon the New Times editors and writers honorary membership in the Cuban mafia. If you don't want to publish this, I'll understand. You don't want to be outed. But keep up the good work.
MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL
Behold the commie bastard within: If one wonders how Fidel Castro has stayed in power these 41 years, just read the vitriol-filled letters sent to New Times by exile supporters whenever a Cuban is rightfully criticized. It does not matter what the criticism, the response is the same: blind support for incompetent or criminal behavior without any concern for First Amendment rights, whether it's Humbertico, Demetrio, or Elian.
However written, the basis of their statements are the same: Do not tell us about this, because you are a commie bastard. If supporters of the exile community are any reflection of Fidel's Cuban supporters, the answer is in their mirror.