Of the 4 editorialists from Folha de S.Paulo (the most popular brazilian newspaper), today 3 of them have some anti-American nugget in their column. Here is a quick overview:
Clóvis Rossi says that Henrique Meirelles (Brazil’s central bank president) has “more freedom” than Ben Bernanke. Why you ask? Because he thinks the American congress is pressuring Bernanke to lower interest rates (and assumes he will do so) while Meirelles has not lowered Brazil’s rate even though Lula himself tried to make him do so. Crystal clear logic.
Carlos Heitor Cony tells a cute little tale about Joel Silveira, a journalist that died last week. And what is this one piece of wisdom that Cony chose to make homage to Silveira? It’s a passage when they were both in jail and Silveira answer the question “Why are there no military coups in the US?” with the quirky answer “Because there are no American Embassies there”. Only a great journalist to come up with that one, that’s for sure.
Finally, the last one comes from Kenneth Maxwell and it is your regular run of the mill bashing of the Iraq war. You can’t print a newspaper without it. Besides that, that is the only thing Americans are good for: America bashing.
The only exception is Eliane Cantanhêde’s column. She writes about brazilian corruption, impunity and government failure.
Now, she clearly works for the CIA.