Poland Suspends Official Over Social Media Post Portraying EU President Tusk as Nazi Officer
The image as her political rival dressed in the uniform of SS was posted on the Facebook page of Maria Szonert Binienda. The news agency PAP reported Sunday that she has been suspended from that position and that further decisions will be decided after Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski returns from a visit to Australia.
Szonert Binienda told The Associated Press in an email that she never posted the altered image of Tusk and believes her account was hacked because she can’t access it anymore.
“I did not make a photo of Donald Tusk as SS-man. I am against promoting SS symbols and ideologies. I am against using the words like ‘fascism’ in the public political discourse today. I am against comparing our politicians to Hitler,” she wrote to the AP.
Two elements to observe:
1. She was not accused of making the photo and avoids denying posting it. If this is translated properly, it is an unreliable denial and it is a diversion.
When one needs to explain why they did not do something, we are in very sensitive territory.
Perhaps better to tell the truth as it is very common for politicians to call each other Hitler.
The Main Stream Media did this in the United States throughout the election campaign and then did it again at the inauguration.