Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Fake News Media in a Froth as “Trump of the Tropics” Bolsonaro Seems Headed to Be Brazil’s President

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Not that any additional evidence is necessary, but the results of the October 7 presidential election in Brazil confirmed in spades just how blatantly biased and overwhelmingly leftist are the establishment media organizations — worldwide. Moreover, it demonstrated the ridiculous herd mentality of the scribblers and talking heads of the controlled, globalist media cartel, as they marched in lockstep, using virtually identical headlines and descriptions to demonize the conservative winner. 

It seems the media pundits are universally stuck on “far-right” when it comes to mentioning Congressman Jair Bolsonaro, who has been dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics.” Defying media predictions and "expert" analysts, Bolsonaro won the election with 46.7 percent of the vote, in a crowded field of 13 candidates, far ahead of the second-highest contestant, left-wing ex-São Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, who received 29 percent. 

However, since he fell short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff, Bolsonaro will face Haddad again in a final faceoff on October 28. The media uniformity in casting Bolsonaro as “far-right” (see below) is laughable and goes a long way toward explaining why so many people agree with President Donald Trump that the Big Media cartel deserves the label of “Fake News.”

In addition to using the obligatory “far-right” tag, most of the coverage also utilized almost identical language that described the 63-year-old congressman and former army captain as racist, misogynist, fascist, authoritarian, divisive, homophobic, fringe, and extremist — even though they offered no proof to substantiate the charges. On the other hand, Haddad and his Workers’ Party are usually described merely as “liberal” or “leftist,” but not far-left, extreme-left, communist, Castroite, or Marxist — all of which more accurately convey the extreme radicalism of the party that has driven Brazil into desperate economic straits, along with social turmoil and skyrocketing crime. After all, Haddad’s Workers Party is the party of President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and President Dilma Roussef, two hardcore Marxists who are leaders of the São Paulo Forum (FSP), a veritable Terrorists-R-Us cabal. Lula da Silva is actually a founder of FSP, and Roussef was a convicted gun-toting, bank-robbing, kidnapping terrorist in the 1960s. But they both became media darlings and were frequently described as “moderates.”

That media double standard is hardly surprising; we’ve come to expect it from the globalist corporate thought cartel. But talk about ludicrous conformity! Here is a small sample of the overwhelmingly anti-Bolsonaro coverage by the “mainstream” media:

Washington Post — “Brazil leans toward unsparing vision of far-right Bolsonaro”

• Associated Press — “Far-right candidate Bolsonaro wins first round of Brazil’s presidential election with 46.70 pct, sending race to runoff”

• CNN — “Brazil’s far-right Bolsonaro wins first round of presidential election”

• BBC (U.K.) — “Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins first round of Brazil election ...”

• Reuters — “Far-right candidate Bolsonaro widens lead in Brazilian presidential race: poll”

The Guardian (U.K.) — “Far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro leads as Brazil goes to vote”

The Independent (U.K.) — “Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazilian presidential election's first round

Business Insider — “Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will face-off against leftist challenger in runoff after Brazil vote”

Sky News (U.K.) — “Brazil’s far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro storms presidential election round”

• Huffington Post — “A Far-Right Authoritarian Is One Step Closer To Becoming Brazil’s Next President”

Los Angeles Times — “Brazil’s presidential election will go to a runoff, but far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro easily wins first round”

• NPR — “Brazil's Far-Right Presidential Candidate Leads But Doesn't Avoid A Runoff”

• Deutsche Welle (Germany) — “Brazil: Far-right presidential candidate surges in the polls”

• Voice of America — “Brazil’s Far-right Candidate Bolsonaro Would Lose in Runoffs, Poll Says”

• PBS — “Far-right populism rises in Brazil’s presidential election”

TIME/Yahoo! — “Brazil's Far-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Surprises With Overwhelming Election Lead”

• Bloomberg — Brazil's Far-Right Candidate Gains Support in Election-Eve Polls

Far right, far right, far right. Racist, misogynist, fascist, authoritarian, divisive, homophobic, fringe, extremist. Sound familiar? And, of course, there are also the obligatory comparisons to Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Attila the Hun. Many of the propaganda organs cited above carried similar headlines and stories not just once but several times (some, even dozens of times) during the course of the campaign. Why are the media mavens so rabidly opposed to Bolsonaro? Because, as The New American has reported, he is a “pro-gun, pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-property rights, pro-free-market firebrand” who represents a huge break from the 15-year far-left rule of the Workers Party, whose leaders the media elites have adored and promoted. 

The New York Times, which idolized Fidel Castro and has flacked for dozens of communist, pro-communist, and anti-American dictators, cannot abide Bolsonaro. It has published multiple derogatory articles attacking him. 

“Critics of Mr. Bolsonaro and political analysts have watched his rise with alarm, fearing he could become an authoritarian leader in the mold of Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines,” a Times article claimed. “Before running for president,” the Times article continued, “Mr. Bolsonaro, a former Army captain with little to show for his seven terms in Congress, faced federal hate speech charges for homophobic, misogynist and racist comments.”

According to the Times, “Voters delivered a first-round victory to Jair Bolsonaro, who had stunned the political establishment by rising to the top of a crowded presidential field despite a long history of offensive remarks about women, blacks and gays.”

In its article entitled “Brazil leans toward unsparing vision of far-right Bolsonaro,” the Washington Post warned that many are concerned “he will erode democratic values and rule with an authoritarian hand.”

Wrong again! Another strikeout for manipulated opinion polls.

Once again, the opinion polls exalted by the elite media proved to be spectacularly wrong. As with the Brexit vote in England and the Donald Trump victory over Hillary Clinton, the polling predictions proved to reflect more wishful thinking and psychological manipulation on the part of the pollsters than the actual opinions of the voters.

The talking heads at CNN, which were relentlessly critical of Bolsonaro, must have been much chagrined (again) when they reported: “Opinion polls released before the campaign closed predicted Bolsonaro could capture 35% of the vote, far less than he achieved.” There is much gnashing of teeth in “mainstream” medialand, as the so-called elite journalists make a last-ditch desperate attempt to thwart Bolsonaro’s march to the presidency of Latin America’s most populace country with the largest economy. 

Photo of Jair Bolsonaro: Chamber of Deputies of Brazil/Janine Moraes

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