After TV Globo, Jair Bolsonaro attacks the "Folha"

Since his election, Mr. Bolsonaro has maintained an open confrontation with the largest media in Brazil.

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Jair Bolsonaro ended, Thursday, October 31, the subscription of government bodies in the daily "Folha de S.Paulo", one of the main country, and has veiled threats to its advertisers. Amr Nabil / AP

TV Globo is not the only Brazilian media against which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has a tooth. Like his American model Donald Trump, in a new episode of his confrontation with the press, he ended Thursday, October 31, the subscription of government bodies daily Folha de S.Paulo, one of the country's leading, and viciously threatened its advertisers.

"Today (Thursday), I decided to cancel the subscription to the Folha here in the executive branch. Who wants to read the Folha Just go to Brasília bus station and buy it. We are not going to spend money on a newspaper like this anymore. And those who buy advertising in the Folha, let them pay attention "said the head of state in his weekly live on Facebook.

Mr. Bolsonaro maintains, since the election campaign that led him to win the presidential election in October 2018, an open confrontation with the largest media in Brazil, such as TV Globo TV or the magazine Veja.

"Critical and impartial journalism"

The Folha denounced in a statement "Openly discriminatory attitude" from the President and committed to continuing to "Critical and impartial journalism" vis-à-vis his government.

In the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, from Saudi Arabia where he was traveling, the far-right president had posted on Twitter a video where he was engaged in a violent charge against Globo.

The measure resembles that taken by the White House last week with regard to daily newspapers New York Times and Washington Post, which Donald Trump considers as vectors of misinformation.

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