Bernie Sanders defends texting in movie theaters

By Anita Hanjaab


Senator and Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, shocked many people Sunday when he defended several policies of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with 60 minutes.  

“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” Sanders told Anderson Cooper.

Anderson Cooper then quarried Sanders on his feelings towards distracting people texting in movie theaters. “Once again, it’s not all bad.  You know? A lot of times they’re not texting at all. They might be learning a new language with an app. You know?” Sanders answered.  

While the moral of this story might very well be that not everything bad people do is bad, we’re still left wondering.  What would Fidel Castro do to a person who was texting in a movie theater in front of him?

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