The audio and pictures contained in the video above are being spread over the internet since Globo Network never reported on a serious traffic accident involving William “Bonner” Bonemer’s 18-year son, Vinicius. William “Bonner” is the most widely known news anchor in Brazil. In this explicit case of internal censorship practiced by the most powerful television network in Brazil, the public was not able to know that young Bonemer’s provisional driver’s license was expired, he was possibly intoxicated (DUI), that his cousin has suffered a spinal injury, head trauma and is listed in serious condition. The audio that serves as basis for the video came with with pictures over WhatsApp and seems to have been recorded by an unidentified police officer from the Buzios (RJ) region, where the accident occurred. In an effort to play it down, Globo Network designated a woman to briefly talk about the accident during a variety show instead of approaching the subject in a transparent and ethical fashion during its newscasts. The woman who briefly spoke about the accident, Ana Furtado, is a replacement for the show’s main attraction, Fatima Bernardes. Bernardes is Bonemer’s ex-wife and mother of the young man involved in the accident. She was understandably absent from her show, as well as William “Bonner” Bonemer, who missed anchoring Jornal Nacional on that evening.
(Yellow): Look, my man, I’ve kidnapped your wife, she’s here with me, she’s tied. If I don’t get 1500 bucks until tomorrow you’re a widower.
(Blue): Hey, buddy, it’s three in the morning, I’m very tired and my wife is sleeping right here by my side. Call me tomorrow, though, ’cause you have an interesting proposal.