New Poll Shows 9 Out Of 10 Journalists Would Prefer Gitmo To House ArrestWashington--Buttressed by recent events stemming from a government investigation of two journalists, a recent poll indicates that, if jailed for refusing to compromise sources, most journalists would prefer to be incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay.
"The selling point is mainly the cuisine, the tropical climate, and the religious freedom," noted one guard inside the compound in Cuba. "Besides, everyone in the journalistic field knows those abuse reports are straight out of the democratic playbook--in effect--lies."
Time magazine reporters, Judith Miller and Mathew Cooper have both been threatened with jail, if they continue to refuse to comply with the investigative process. Cooper has since relented, claiming his source contacted him and gave him permission to act with impunity.
Miller has refused, and had been sentenced. Both had requested house arrest contingencies in the event that they were jailed. The recent, yet unscientific poll, would indicate that Miller and Cooper are outliers, and not at all representative of the norm.
"We have it on good authority that the big journalistic fish--Jennings, Brokaw, Couric, and Wallace--would all prefer the Cuban compound to say Pelican Bay, San Quentin, High Desert and the lot," said one media observer. "It also allows them the euphoric experience of proximity to Castro, although the contact would be purely platonic."