Marco Rubio: New York Times Prints 'Castro Regime Propaganda'

  • by: Alan Duke
Marco Rubio: New York Times Prints 'Castro Regime Propaganda'

Marco Rubio attacked the latest New York Times reporting about how Cubans view his presidential candidacy as "Castro regime propaganda." The Republican senator, whose feud with the newspaper includes an expose' about his traffic tickets dating back to 1997, used his Twitter account to defend himself.

The Monday Times story -- titled "Marco Rubio Is Hardly a Hero in Cuba" -- delves into Rubio's family history in Cuba. It quotes a man on the Havana street where Rubio's father grew up saying "If Marco Rubio becomes president, we're done for."

"For the record, I'm proud that the Castro regime feels threatened by us. They fear freedom and democracy," Rubio tweeted. "My goal is a free Cuba. Lifting the embargo with no meaningful reforms will only strengthen Castro regime."

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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