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Has sensationalism on Brazilian TV gone too far?

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Last Tuesday, TV host Luiz Bacci starred in of the most insensitive and sadistic scenes in Brazilian television in recent memory: during a live transmission, he informed a mother about the assassination of her own daughter, making the woman faint in front of the camera. Mr. Bacci is the anchor of a popular sensationalist TV program called Cidade Alerta, or “City in Alert” in which daily crimes and investigations are not just reported with tons of adjectives and drama, but also commonly known for the cruel habit of extracting tears of desperate mothers and the wrath of those harmed by...

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