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Judi Lynn

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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 05:53 PM Jun 2020

From 'the Press Is to Blame' to 'Bunch of Communists', Check Out the Phrases that Bring Generals

From 'the Press Is to Blame' to 'Bunch of Communists', Check Out the Phrases that Bring Generals Closer to the Dictatorship and Bolsonaro

Aggressive language is a hallmark of the two historical periods

Jun.29.2020 4:00PM

Priscilla Camazano
Check out phrases from generals and other regime leaders and similar statements from the Bolsonaro government.

The press is to blame

"The present situation shows that an efficient control body is indispensable to prevent the spread of false or distorted information made in the name of the mistaken free press"

General Humberto de Souza Mello, commander of the 2nd Army, on 14.Jun.1971

"The Brazilian press, when there is no news, tends to interpret things based on evidence that does not always correspond to reality"

President João Figueiredo, in 1978

More:
https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2020/06/from-the-press-is-to-blame-to-bunch-of-communists-check-out-the-phrases-that-bring-generals-closer-to-the-dictatorship-and-bolsonaro.shtml

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