Sunday, 4 November 2018

Brazil nut


Well, the new 'far-right' President of Brazil strikes me as being "a bit much", but then again so did this week's Profile of him on Radio 4 by Mr. Edward Stourton.

It was critical voice after critical voice for the first eight minutes or so before 'BBC balance' arrived, first in the shape of a declared admirer who then proceeding to slag off Mr Bolsonaro (thus sounding more like a critic than an admirer) and then with a voter who said something nice about him (for a few, short seconds).

Incidentally, the tool I use to help transcribe things - TV Eyes - isn't brilliant at capturing radio programmes. Its brave attempt to render the name 'Jair Bolsonaro', for example, came out as 'Jail above scenario', which is nice.

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