Worst case: incompetence or bad faith?

This week, another Brazilian politician was news in the investigations of the Federal Police on the so-called Lava Jato operation, the senator for Piauí, Ciro Nogueira (PP). The fact that the senator is the namesake of 'our' Ciro Gomes, a former governor of Ceará and a candidate for the presidency of the republic, is quick to point out. However, unlike the Piauían politician, Cyrus Gomes, in his 38 years of public life, has never figured in the police pages that unfortunately are so common in national politics.

Apesar disso, as quatro letras que assemelham o Nogueira e o Gomes foram suficientes para ocasionar confusão na imprensa brasileira. Alguns portais de notícia, como o do jornal Estadão, destacaram em suas manchetes que Ciro (nome estranhamente deixado sem sobrenome) teria recebido dinheiro na garagem de casa. E, em outro episódio ainda mais grave, o programa “Estúdio i”, do último dia 24 de abril, da GloboNews trocou o nome dos dois políticos.

As a correction to this erroneous information provided, the global channel produced a errata that, however, had much lower placement, since it was published in portal G1 only after 4 days, that is, when the damage to the image of Ciro Gomes (purposeful or not) had already happened.

Two hypotheses can be considered for such 'oversights' of the press involving the name of a presidential candidate: incompetence or bad faith. Although the second hypothesis is more serious, the first is neither flattering and both lead us to the question that we have already warned here in " INTRIGUE FOOD "We must be attentive and militant to the phenomena of the fakenews also in their most insidious modalities.


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