Only in Mexico: A Hard-News Clown Journalist

Yep, you read that right:

Last night I learned about Brozo the Clown during dinner with friends. “He’s good,” my friends said. “He breaks big stories.” I haven’t actually seen this program on TV yet (and I don’t know enough Spanish to understand him anyway), but well, why am I only somewhat surprised that there’s a serious-news clown journalist on Mexican TV?

According to Wikipedia, one of his more notable achievements was when he invited a top Mexico City politician onto his show, then aired secret video of that official taking a bribe. Apparently, Brozo (real name Victor Trujillo) finds it easier to grill politicians and poke fun at them behind the mask of a clown. Whatever it takes, I say, for good journalism.

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