This line is either woefully misinformed or blatantly misleading.
So I doubt the paper breaks the law or conspires with it in blatantly corrupt ways.
Within days of a blatantly rigged parliamentary election in November, the previously unthinkable suddenly became real.
1596, in blatant beast, coined by Edmund Spenser in "The Faerie Queen" to describe a thousand-tongued monster representing slander; probably suggested by Latin blatire "to babble." It entered general use 1650s, as "noisy in an offensive and vulgar way;" the sense of "obvious, glaringly conspicuous" is from 1889. Related: Blatantly.