São Paulo: Folha Dupes on Scoop?

Say it ain’t so, Dualib: Have mobsters been poking dirty fingers into our jogo bonito?

O “FURO” DO UOL, FOLHA E TERRA: The local football club we root for down there in São Paulo, Corinthians — my wife’s great-grandfather was once president of the club — is in trouble for weird dealings of some kind with a Russian plutocrat brought in as an outside investor.

Paulo Henrique Amorim of Conversa Afiada — one of the founders of the CartaCapital weekly — complains that other news organizations reporting on the case failed to credit previous reporting on the case.

The journalist says he will appeal to Mr. Magalhães, the public editor of the Folha de S. Paulo.

On simply refusing to acknowledge the existence of your competition, see also

InfomediaTV is “the only Brazilian media outlet [communications vehicle] specializing in information technology.”

And the sea is boiling hot, and pigs have wings.

O portal Terra, o portal Uol e o jornal Folha de São Paulo [sic] dão um “furo espetacular” neste domingo.

The Terra and UOL news portals and the Folha de S. Paulo are running a “spectactular scoop” this Sunday [Sept. 9, 2007].

Revelações espantosas.

Startling revelations.

Nunca se viu nada igual!

Nothing like it has ever been seen before!

É a reprodução PARCIAL do que o Domingo Espetacular, no domingo passado, 2 de setembro, o Jornal da Record, no dia 3 de setembro, e também o portal iG, no dia 3 de setembro disseram.

This “scoop” is merely a PARTIAL reproduction of what was reported by Domingo Espetacular on September 2, by the Jornal da Record on September 3, and by the iG news portal, also on September 3.

A “cabeça” do Domingo Espetacular dizia assim: “Revelações inéditas do inquérito policial sobre a presença de mafiosos russos no maior clube de futebol de São Paulo. Você vai saber quem é o chefão que na prática comprou o Corinthians e queria muito mais.”

The lead-in on Domingo Espetacular went like this: “Unprecedented revelations from the police investigation into the presence of Russian mobsters in São Paulo’s largests football club. Who is the godfather who effectively bought Corinthians and wanted much, much more?”

Foi uma reportagem de 12 minutos, o que em televisão é uma eternidade.

It was a 12-minute report — an eternity by television standards.

Foi um trabalho espetacular dos produtores/editores Leandro Santana e Flavio Salgueiro.

It was a spectacular job by producer-editors Leandro Santana and Flavio Salgueiro.

Além disso, na terça-feira, 4 de setembro, o Ministério Público Estadual — o Gaeco — foi à sede do Corinthians, por causa das mesmas denúncias, fato que toda a imprensa noticiou, inclusive o iG.

Further, on September 4, the state prosecutor’s organized crime unit went to team headquarters on account of the same charges, a fact reported by every news organization, including iG.

Espantoso, como sempre, é o fato de a Folha, o Uol e o Terra não se referirem ao Domingo Espetacular ou ao iG.

Astonishing, as always, the fact that the Folha, UOL and Terra did not refer to DE or iG. 

O tape com a reportagem do Domingo Espetacular está à disposição dos ombudsmen.

A tape with the Domingo Espetacular report is available for ombudsmen.

Seguem-se os links para os Máximas & Mínimas, aqui, no iG: sobre a reportagem do Domingo Espetacular – como o Ministério Público Federal abafou ação contra o Corinthians: [URL] e a entrevista com o delegado da Policia Civil que executou a ordem de busca e apreensão contra o Corinthians: [URL]).


It will be interesting to see how the Folha public editor replies. Stay tuned.


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