American far-right media embrace conspiracy theories about January 8 attacks on Brazil’s federal buildings
On January 8, supporters of Brazil’s far-right ex-President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the country’s Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential palace in an event that closely mirrored the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The violent attack in Brazil followed months in which right-wing supporters refused to accept Bolsonaro’s defeat to the newly inaugurated President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
American far-right media are defending the attackers and pushing conspiracy theories about the events that unfolded in Brazil’s capital. Here are a few examples:
Immediately following the attack, former Trump aide and January 6 coup plotter Steve...