IMPARCIALIDADE

Lucas Mendes is a New York based Brazilian journalist who writes a weekly column about US current events for a Brazilian audience. His articles often attack the American Right, and in particular the Tea Party movement (which he really hates). He works for the BBC.

Here are the Google translations, Portuguese to English, of some of his recent columns for BBC Brazil. The translations aren’t perfect, of course, but they’re good enough to give a pretty full flavour of his views, all courtesy of Britain’s “impartial” national broadcaster.

October 28, 2010

October 7, 2010
September 23, 2010

The BBC’s English-speaking US correspondents must be envious of Mendes – BBC Brazil doesn’t bother with even the slightest pretence at balance.

(I don’t quite understand why the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation is employing a Brazilian journalist to provide opinion pieces about America for Brazilian consumption.)

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14 Responses to IMPARCIALIDADE

  1. john in cheshire says:

    I tried to send this entity an email but I have been defeated by the options presented to me. Can someone please either tell him that he is an abomination, and that licence-payers like me object to people like him being paid to write such bile. Or, tell me how I can do so myself.

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    • D B says:

      When I first read your comment I thought you were asking how you too could be paid to write similar bile (“tell me how I can do so myself”.) I realise that’s not what you meant, but here’s the answer anyway:  
       
      1. Adopt left-wing views.  
      2. ?  
      3. Profit thanks to the BBC.


      (with apologies to the Underpants Gnomes).  
       
      Suggestions for stage 2 welcome.

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  2. Beeboidal says:

    I wouldn’t worry about contacting him. I’d give the inpartiality queen a go.

    helenboaden.complaints@bbc.co.uk

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    • Guest Who says:

      Oi… there’s a queue!

      A very, very long one.

      That’s why she has to shut down her blog posts or comments.

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  3. Span Ows says:

    You can contact him at Manhattan Connection:

    http://gnt.globo.com/manhattanconnection/index.fale_shtml.shtml

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    • john in cheshire says:

      Span Ows, thanks for the link. I’ve sent whoever a message : stop using my money to spread socialist/communist propaganda.

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  4. Guest Who says:

    (I don’t quite understand why the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation is employing a Brazilian journalist to provide opinion pieces about America for Brazilian consumption.)

    I think its the CUTS, cuts… did we mention CUTS???!!!!!

    Hence, they are outsourcing. 

    Uniquely, to the Beeboid hive mind that happens on top of keeping all things going here too.

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    • David Preiser (USA) says:

      It’s nothing to do with cuts.  The BBC has for a long time been trying to extend the tentacles into every corner of the globe.  It was enabled by the Foreign Office, which funded all of it.  Until the eeeevil Tories got to them, that is.

      Now the BBC will have to pay for it out of the license fee, and perhaps now this kind of opinion propaganda will get cut so the mandarins can continue to pad their pensions and fund their Journalism college.

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      • john in cheshire says:

        I just wonder if the unintended consequences are yet to be measured. I reckon that the socialist bbc will now hide its subversive activities. and we’ll never know what they’re doing. at least when the FO was paying, I assume, they could ask about what the money was being used for.

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  5. Chris W says:

    “(I don’t quite understand why the BRITISH Broadcasting Corporation is employing a Brazilian journalist to provide opinion pieces about America for Brazilian consumption.)”

    I do. Because we are stupid enough to provide the money for them to do it!

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  6. TrueToo says:

    Could be a positive outcome here. Once people begin to realise that they will be funding the World Service directly through the licence fee, rather than through the more removed  general taxation that funds the Foreign Office, they might start to take a more personal interest in the biased crap the World Service pumps out, much of it antagonistic to Britain, and object to paying for it.

    But I guess that could be a touch optimistic. 

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