Friday, June 19, 2009

TV Marti is a waste of taxpayer money

This week there were hearings in Congress. A couple of propaganda efforts of the Yankee imperialists in their never ending efforts to subvert Cuba's Revolution came up for heavy criticism.

The empire has spent $500 million dollars in their effort to enslave Cuba again. They beam radio and TV propaganda broadcasts toward the Caribbean island. I claim that they are nothing more than the ministry of welfare checks for the Miami gusanos.

Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight Subcommittee laid some heavy criticism on TV Marti, "I wanted to focus on what seems to me to be a most egregious waste of money. TV Marti does not seem to have an audience. It's a station that no one watches. So why spend all the money on it?, said the committee chairman"

Jess Ford, of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), said that despite using multiple methods, the station's audience remains small based on four telephone surveys conducted since 2003. "The four telephone surveys have reported less than one percent of the respondents had watched TV Marti over the past week. Most notably, the most recent surveys in 2006 and 2008 showed no increase in reported TV Marti viewership after the launch of the Aero Marti and Direct Broadcasting," reports VOA.

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