Polish foreign ministry claims CNN coverage 'one-sided'
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Poland's foreign ministry has objected to both a recent CNN report and an article in the Washington Post that portrayed the new Polish government in an unfavourable light.
Poland's foreign ministry. Photo: wikimedia commons/Adrian Grycuk
“We listened to the arguments presented in the last program of 'GPS' on CNN and the article by J. Diehl in the Washington Post with astonishment and surprise,” noted foreign ministry spokesperson Artur Dmochowski in an official statement.
“They represent a false and one-sided message on the situation in Poland that is not supported by facts,” he argued.
The CNN report claimed that the recently-elected Law and Justice party had “embarked on a dizzyingly rapid power grab that has drawn comparisons with a coup d'etat.”
The report also dwelt on Law and Justice's “anti-immigrant rhetoric”, which CNN argues has “emboldened” nationalists. A clip showed an effigy of an Orthodox Jew being burnt by nationalists in Wrocław, south west Poland.
The Washington Post article created a similar picture, describing recent developments in Poland as “disturbing” and noting that the new Polish government “could deliver a wake-up call” to Americans.
Poland's foreign ministry has said it will “demand from both editors the opportunity to present the Polish position on these allegations.” (nh/di)