September 27, 2012, - 2:12 pm

Brazil Fines YouTube for Not Censoring Mohammed Video; FOX News Lies About it

By Debbie Schlussel

Brazil said it will fine YouTube owner Google daily, until and unless it removes the anti-Mohammed video trailer for “Innocence of Muslims.” In a completely separate story, Brazil detained the Brazilian chief of Google, after a judge said that videos it hosted violated local Brazilian local election laws. But the Brazilian fines over the anti-Mohammed video were apparently not sensationalistic enough for FOX News, so it lied and posted a headline that screams, “Brazil Detains Google Chief over anti-Islam YouTube Clip,” which is a complete falsehood. In fact, the Google exec, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, has since been released from Brazilian custody, and the anti-Mohammed trailer remains up in Brazil (though YouTube was blacked out for 24 hours). The fine and the detention were two separate actions, and FOX News knows better, but just like the liberal mainstream media, the “conservative” mainstream media lie whenever they feel like it.


This is why you can trust FOX News–which also called Egypt, “America’s closest ally in the Middle East,” and called Israel’s capital, “Occupied East Jerusalem,” among other FOX News lies against Israel–as much as you can trust, MSNBC, CNN, and Al-Jazeera. The fine of $5,000 per day because of the anti-Mohammed video is enough of an outrage. But FOX News lied to make it a bigger story. Fair and balanced? Not even close. They distort, you decide. Sadly, as with the viewers of MSNBC, CNN, and Al-Jazeera, the FOX News viewers can be characterized as, “FOX News claims, you blindly ingest, no questions asked.”

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Google Inc.’s head of operations in Brazil was detained by the country’s federal police Wednesday after the company failed to heed a judge’s order to take down YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian electoral law.


The detention came as another court ordered YouTube to remove clips of an anti-Islam film that has been blamed for deadly protests by Muslims around the globe, both joining a spate of court-ordered content-removal cases against Google’s video-sharing website in Brazil.

The arrest of Google executive Fabio Jose Silva Coelho was announced in Sao Paulo. . . . Brazil’s strict electoral laws limit what critics can say on television, radio and the Internet about candidates for office. Ahead of municipal elections next month, Google has received repeated requests to remove Web videos that allegedly violate those restrictions.

A judge in Mato Grosso do Sul state ordered Coelho’s arrest Tuesday because the company had not removed YouTube videos that make incendiary comments about an alleged paternity suit aimed at Alcides Bernal, who is running for mayor of the city of Campo Grande. That ruling also included a statewide, 24-hour suspension of Google and YouTube. . . .

A judge in the southern state of Parana earlier ordered Google to pay $500,000 for each day that it balked at fulfilling an order to remove other videos criticizing a candidate. In the northeastern state of Paraiba, a judge ordered the imprisonment of another Google executive in Brazil, also for not removing videos from YouTube attacking a mayoral candidate, but that order was overruled by a higher court. . . .

In a separate case pending against Google, Sao Paulo-based judge Gilson Delgado Miranda gave the site 10 days to remove video clips from “Innocence of Muslims,” which has angered many Muslims around the world by its depiction of the Prophet Mohammed and his followers as thugs. After the 10-day window, Google will face fines of $5,000 a day for every day the clips remain accessible in Brazil, according to the statement on the court’s website.

Clearly, Google’s Brazilian chief was NOT detained over the Islam video. But the fact that Google will be fined unless it removes the video is outrageous enough (though not, apparently, for FOX News, which fabricated to make it even more outrageous).

And keep in mind that YouTube and Google are no paragons of free speech, as the subsidiary and its parent have already censored the video from view in many Islamic countries, per government “requests” or demands. When Muslims reach critical mass here, they will ban such videos in the West or just altogether from all of YouTube. These are not brave people. Just capitalist-without-principle whores.

By the way, the Brazilian flag reads “Ordem e Progresso,” which means “Order and Progress. Looks like they’re more interested in order than progress there. A more accurate flag would read, “Order and Regress.” For all the plastic surgery, free love, and topless beaches there, they’ve regressed back to the age of the Nazis and earlier.

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21 Responses

Yup, Fox regularly reinforces a pro-Muslim and pro-Fakestinian narrative. I’ve noticed that many such stories are without a byline. In other words, they are from a wire service, meaning, from Fakestinian stringers selling propaganda.

skzion on September 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Uh, national sovereignty, Brazil.

    NOW GET LOST, DHIMMIs

    As Goes... on September 27, 2012 at 6:30 pm

“For all the plastic surgery, free love, and topless beaches there, they’ve regressed back to the age of the Nazis and earlier.”

Very succinctly put, Debbie.

And Fox and all the other MSM should be ashamed of themselves. They’re out of f*cking control.

DS_ROCKS! on September 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Well, I’d say that youtube’s course of action should be fairly obvious: pull up stakes and clear out of Brazil. There’s a sign in my dentist’s office that says “Ignore your teeth and they’ll go away.” Yeah, and if you wail on them with a $5000 hammer every day, they’ll DEFINITELY go away.

This story from Brazil hits closer to home than some people even realize. Remember that 5-to-4 Citizens United case that had the left so discombobulated? Well, the lese majeste that started the ball rolling in that case was a private group’s decision to show an anti-Hillary movie within 30 days of an election. All you McCainiacs who are proudly riding shotgun in Romney’s doggie crate should take note: this obnoxious law was McCain’s signature achievement. Hillary or Mohammed: which one do YOU think deserves more immunity from criticism? That’s a tough one. THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED IN AMERICA.

Statusmonkey on September 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Fox has done more damage to America then MSNBC. It’s not just the news they twist but the news they spike.

Brian on September 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I would agree that the gross censorship exercised by the Brazilian government is reminiscent of what happened when Brazil was under military rule. Fox News tends to be very sloppy in its reporting, and is very slow to correct any errors that are subsequently found, if at all. This is a warning to all that cable news networks must be viewed skeptically, and their reporting cross-checked with other sources on important stories. Far too many Americans simply wish to be spoon fed their news without going to the trouble of finding out whether it is actually accurate. Conservatives as well as leftists have fallen into this trap that is so easy to avoid.

Worry01 on September 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    @Worry,

    Please tell me you aren’t saying the three big networks are any better. If anything, they’re worse. I’m sure you remember when Dan Rather got caught with his thumb on the scale. Sure, he may have self-immolated, but he had plenty of accomplices, and most of them are still there.

    Statusmonkey on September 27, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Hezbollah has a large presence in South America, particularly Brazil.

Not that I blame them. When it comes to dhimmi self-prservation this is par for the course. We have no right to denounce them when we are busy funding pro-Muslim propaganda (with US taxpayer dollahs, no less) in Pakistan and other Islamic countries.

What Brazil did was outrageous but at least they aren’t sanitizing Islam. We are.

If we actually stood up to Islam, then what we’d say to Brazil about the way they act would actually carry some real weight.

NormanF on September 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm

For a double blind test of brazil’s standards, they should download and or be shown the 2005′ Syrian TV Jewish Blood libel excerpt, available on youtube for at least 5 yrs,
that shows religious jews conspiring to capture, then kill a christian child, to slit his throat and drain his blood.
The rabbi drains it right into the bread pan and he speaks of how special this matzo for passover will be, offering it to a non religious jew on the street telling him how speciall this matzo is, having pure blood in it.

It is absurd… a vicious uttlerly fallacious charge, and wasn’t some hack 4th rate production that no one saw, like the faux excuse for murdering, slaughtering, and demanding the end to human rights around the world.

It is and was a 17 part ( If I remember correctly), TV series, professionally produced, shown around the globe during the month of Ramadan in 05′ and I assume still running, and no one, not anyone, demanded such a vicious, ugly utterly blasphemous piece of crap be taken down, let alone the mea culpas Islam owes Jews, and christians and the rest of the planet, for it’s vicious ugly defamatory drivel that it produces endlessly, and not just on Youtube, but in schools, mosques, magazines and all over their culture.
I recommend people download it and send a copy to all the politicians they know and see if it gets anyone to actually react the way they should.

mgoldberg on September 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

One of the most irritating things about supposedly educated conservative people is the belief that the economy dominates the character of a country, and that if the economy is positive, or semi-positive, everything else will fall into place.

Brazil is one of the countries that these people glorify, and it is good to be reminded about the true state of affairs in that country.

It might be good for the worthwhile countries of the world to pay attention to this type of information when the time for the 2016 Olympics arrives.

Little Al on September 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I too read the story about the arrest being ordered in response to YouTube not pulling down a video that violated Brazilian electoral law. That one had nothing to do w/ the Mohammed videos.

I agree that neither Google nor YouTube are paragons of free expression, but it’s worth noting that in Pakistan, YouTube has been completely blocked. I’m not sure what the situation is in other countries, such as Egypt. But if one looks for the video on the international site, one can find it, after going through the warning screen.

FNC lost its credibility w/ me ages ago, and Brazil has been in almost the same camp as Venezuela. It’s sad to see so many anti-US regimes emerge throughout Latin America. Another reason why immigration from Mexico and rest of Latin America ought to be clamped down.

I do hope the Sao Paolo judge gets overruled by a higher court, if it gets that far.

Infidel on September 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    @Infidel,

    Hmph. A “Brazilian electoral law.”

    Sounds like Brazil has its own version of McCain-Feingold.

    Statusmonkey on September 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I have zero interest in Brazil (in general). It seems like I can add Dhimmitude to my ennui with it.

I am not surprised PAWNN pulls such garbage. Yet there are heaps of Conservatives who still think it’s the be-all-end-all. When they salute PAWNN I know they are just as informed as Liberals. It’s disappointing.

Skunky on September 27, 2012 at 8:15 pm

For some time I have noticed FNC gradually morphing into another CNN. CNN has many renderings — Clinton News Network, Communist News Network, and now Caliphate News Network. Seems Moslems being permitted part ownership is the main problem. As the media have special constitutional
rights here, seems there should be special regulations that should also apply. A major item would be that no foreign or hostile entity be allowed to hold stock. Other nations are very protective of their territory — it is only here in the US that ernemies of the state are given free rein.

Otto Schaden on September 28, 2012 at 8:59 am

Hmmm… the rationale of BRICS thing – Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa – just dawned on me! Oppressive, corrupt dictatorial and no freedom of expression… it was Brazil’s inclusion in this pact of evil that previously ‘threw me of course’…

Jan on September 28, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Dhimmitude in Brazil is nothing new. In 2008, Barretos Muslim Union Mosque brought a lawsuit against UOL, Brazil’s largest ISP, demanding a R$ 100,000 punitive damages plus removal of a video game called Faith Fighters, a fighting game where you can choose, among others, Muhammad, Jesus, and Budha. A trial court set awarded the mosque a R$ 30,000 award plus an injunction to take the video game out of its host; please, be reminded that UOL only provided Click Jogos, the website hosting Faith Fighters, storage to host Click Jogos. In appeal, UOL, Click Jogos managed to quash those damages, failing, however, to quash the censorship order. And, in 2012, we have this outrageous court order against The Innocence of Muslims you posted in you blog.

Now, Muslim women in Triple Border’s Foz do Iguaçu, a city visited by Bin Laden in 1995, are demanding the right to use a hijab while taking photos for ID card or drivers’ license, even though it goes against State of Paraná’s rules that requires photos without earrings, piercings, or anything that hinders the view of ears, neck, and forehead.

True, Brazil has very few Muslims, but that doesn’t mean they’re acting. They are! I strongly suggest you to read ”
Islã cresce na periferia das cidades do Brasil”, from Época, an important Brazilian newsweekly.

Rodrigo Veleda on September 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Most media coverage of Brazil focuses on that country’s economic surge from Third World to global player status. But there is a rather unpleasant authoritarian side to that nation, which is a lingering reminder of caudillo culture and two decades of military junta rule.

I used to be a part-time DJ. The least likable I had in that guise was at all-Brazilian ethnic party. The men in particular were nasty. One turned out to be a drug trafficker.

Seek on September 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    @Seek,

    Why single out Brazil? Um, didn’t the United States of America just put a “filmmaker” in PRISON last night for insulting Mohammed?

    Statusmonkey on September 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

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