This just in from Glenn Greenwald’s boyfriend

The story of Brazil’s political crisis, and the rapidly changing global perception of it, begins with its national media. The country’s dominant broadcast and print outlets are owned by a tiny handful of Brazil’s richest families, and are steadfastly conservative. For decades, those media outlets have been used to agitate for the Brazilian rich, ensuring that severe wealth inequality (and the political inequality that results) remains firmly in place.

Indeed, most of today’s largest media outlets – that appear respectable to outsiders – supported the 1964 military coup that ushered in two decades of rightwing dictatorship and further enriched the nation’s oligarchs. This key historical event still casts a shadow over the country’s identity and politics. Those corporations – led by the multiple media arms of the Globo organisation – heralded that coup as a noble blow against a corrupt, democratically elected liberal government. Sound familiar?

Trying to impeach the President over the mass looting of the state oil company, Petrobras, is all something cooked up by the plutocrat owned media.

Well, yes, it’s a view I suppose.

5 thoughts on “This just in from Glenn Greenwald’s boyfriend”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    So there is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy that works to control Brazilian politics and keep the poor down and impoverished.

    OK. Stupid but let’s go with that.

    The Workers’ Party has been running Brazil since Lula first won in 2002. So 13 years of Leftists in power.

    So was Lula a corrupt member of this Vast Conspiracy or do they lack the power to control who wins elections? Because it cannot be true that they control elections and they let an honest socialist win. So Lula must be dirty, right?

  2. “So there is a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy that works to control Brazilian politics and keep the poor down and impoverished.”

    It may be stupid but it does happen. Fox News has tried it’s hardest to steer public opinion. That they don’t have as much power as they want can be shown by the fact that despite the best tea party and birther(to name two) efforts Obama still won.

  3. So Much For Subtlety

    Liberal Yank – “It may be stupid but it does happen. Fox News has tried it’s hardest to steer public opinion. That they don’t have as much power as they want can be shown by the fact that despite the best tea party and birther(to name two) efforts Obama still won.”

    You know, there is no response I could make to that which would not be too harsh. I don’t mean it. It is just impossible to reply in such a way that would deal with how utterly and completely insanely wrong that response is and not be so cruel that even TW would be moved to delete my post.

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