Don't cry for him, America: Exploring the Trump-Peron parallels 75 years later

Once elected, Peron’s disruption of the media was immediate. Dujovne Ortiz and others have detailed the combination of harassment, arresting and torture of journalists, to forced closures of newspapers. These efforts were coordinated by former journalist Raul Apold, nicknamed “the Goebbels of Peron,” by, among others, Argentine journalist Silvia Mercado in her 2013 book, “The Inventor of Peronism.” Apold created alternative facts combining glamour, exaltation of deeds, falsified industrial news and denunciations of enemies, real and imagined. (The irony was this Goebbels-like figure was Jewish. Perhaps Stephen Miller is the best comparison.)

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