The Drink Stink

Friday, May 21, 2004

New York Times correspondent Larry Rohter can stay in Brazil, after all. Earlier this month, the Brazilian government declared it would revoke the reporter's visa because of an article he wrote about President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's drinking habits. The nation's media rallied to Rohter's defense, but only on principle. For the most part, they remain uniformly critical about the article in question. As Brazilian journalist Antonio Brasil tells Bob, many of them saw the episode as more evidence of the sorry state of American journalism.

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