By Chris Simmons
The headline of Prensa Latina’s press release is impressive: “Book About The Cuban Five is Finalist for Literary Award in Canada.”
While technically true, it’s the best lie of omission I’ve read in a long time. Yes, Castro propagandist Stephen Kimber’s latest book was nominated for the Evelyn Richardson Award to the Best Non Fiction Book. However, this annual award is limited to writers on the tiny island of Nova Scotia, on Canada’s Atlantic Coast. The winner receives a 2000 dollar cash prize. Additionally, competition for the local award isn’t exactly fierce, given the province’s population of just 940,000 inhabitants.
While this Canadian island has been blessed with some amazing writers, Kimber is not one of them – nor for that matter can his writings be seriously considered non-fiction.
Editor’s Note: To our PRELA colleagues, your propaganda efforts would be enhanced by improved Quality Control efforts — a lot of errors in that press release. You may want to consider hiring a better translator and proofreader…..immediately.