The difference between the coverage of the deaths and illnesses of third and first world leaders
Coverage of Castro's slow demise is cracking me up. Is there not a third world country who can allow the truth to be told? Remember Arafat's death? Now contrast that with the coverage of Sharon's stroke in Israel.
A third world dictator, especially one who runs around in a military uniform his whole life, just can't be allowed to look weak to his people. Up until the day he dies he has keep up the appearance of strength. Even while he is in the hospital having his diapers changed.