Why does the Brazilian media normalize the extreme right?

There has been no shortage of international media outlets calling Jair Bolsonaro, the frontrunner in Brazil’s presidential race, a far-right candidate. From Britain’s The Economist to the French Libération, passing by The New York Times and, yes, even Fox News. Not only have they not hesitated to point out Mr. Bolsonaro’s extreme rhetoric, but these outlets have also raised red flags about the real risk that he represents for Brazilian democracy.

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