ABC News, CBS News – Polish death camps – I

Otrzymalismy list od doktora Marka Rudnickiego z prosba o rozpowszechnienie jego tresci. Oprocz listow, o ktorych wysylanie prosi pan Rudnicki, mozna rowniez wysylac e-maile do stacji telewizyjnych ABC (netaudr@abc.com) i CBS (evening@cbsnews.com). Niestety nie udalo nam sie odnalezc adresow emailowych bezposrednio do panow D. L. Westin i S. McManus, gdyby ktos do nich dotarl to prosze nam przeslac lub zamiescich w Komentarzach ponizej.

Mozna tez skorzystac z ponizszych odsylaczy, ktore po nacisnieciu powinny pokazac gotowy list, ktory wystarczy podpisac i nacisnac “send”. Odsylacze te niezawsze dzialaja, z pewnoscia mozna ich uzywac przy przegladarce IE i zainstalowanym programie Microsoft Outlook.

W najgorszym przypadku, mozna skopiowac tresc listu ktory otworzy sie po naciscnieciu “Protest do ABC” lub Protest do CBS” i wyslac uzywajac wlasnego programu do wysylania emaili.

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A oto list dra Marka Rudnickiego:

Marek Rudnicki, MD

rudnicki@gmail.com

Obozy koncentracyjne: ignoranctwo zatacza coraz szersze kregi

W ostatnich czasach jestesmy swiadkami wielu roznego rodzaju atakatow na Polske, Poska historie , kulture, niekiedy nawet tradycje.

W ostatnich dniach dwie glowne stacje telewizyjne w Stanach Zjednoczonych nadaly programy o Ivanie Demianiuku, oskarzonym o przestepstwa popelnione w niemieckich obozach koncentracyjnych podczas drugiej wojny swiatowej. Obozy te znajdowaly sie na terenie okupowanej owczesnie przez Niemcow Polski.

Diane Alvair w programie ABCNews, zatytulowanym “Accused Nazi Prison Guard Escapes Deportation” uzyla sformulowan “…Polish Nazi Death Camp…” oraz “…Poland Treblinka Death Camp…”.

Fragment tego Program jest dostepny na internecie pod adresem http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0409/613529_video.html?ref=newsstory .

W materiale CBC Chicago „Former Nazi faces the Music”, pokazym przez CBC News

Cynthia Bowers powiedziala „…a polish death camp…” http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4945607n.

Sformulowania obu spikerek swiadcza o glebokiej ignoracji historycznej i oraz braku podstawowej wiedzy o drugiej wojnie swiatowej u wszytskich osob odpowiedzialnych za mass media w tych poteznych i opiniotworczych megastacjach telewizyjnych. .

Wobec powyzszego, wystosowano list protestujacy (w zalaczeniu) do Prezydenta ABC News w Nowym Jorku p. Davida Westina w oczekiwaniu:

  1. Pelnych przeprosin z niformacja o personalnych decyzjach w stosunku do osob odpowiedzialnych za niewlasciwy przekaz wiadomosci jak i wycofanie tych tresci ze wszelich materialow stacji
  2. Zmiany w „Dziennikarskim Kodzie Etycznym”, ktore wykresla haslo „polskie obozy koncentracyjne” z jezyka dziennikarzy
  3. Wypracowania programu edukacyjnego dla pracownikow ABC o podstawowych faktach historycznych zwiazanych z niemieckimi obozami koncentracyjnymi
  4. Spotkania z kombatantami II Wojny Swiatowej, ofiarami niemieckich obozow koncentracyjnych, liderami srodowiska polonijnego, aby okreslic plany jak unikac tego typu dziennikarskich pomylek w przyszlosci
  5. Pokazania programu z udzialem historykow pochodzenia polskiego i zydowskiego o tragedii niemieckich obozow koncentracyjnych.

Jako mieszkancy tego kraju, potomkowie rodzin, doswiadczonych przez tragedie wojen, mamy prawo i obowiazek zadac prawdziwej informacji we wszelkich mozliwych postaciach. Zaklamanie, ignoracja, falszywe wiadomosci nigdy nie powinny zastepowac rzetelnej prawdy o historycznych wydarzeniach.

W zalaczeniu tresc w jezyku angielskim do wykorzystania.

Podobny list jest wyslany do Prezydenta CBS News. Jego adres:

Mr. Sean McManus

CBS News President

524 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019

Tel. 212-975-4321

Adres do ABC News:

Mr. David L. Westin

ABC News President

47 West 66th Street

New York, NY 10023

Tel. 212-456-777

Fax 212-456-4292

Marek Rudnicki, MD

195 N. Harbor Dr., #5002

Chicago, IL 60601

rudnicki@gmail.com


April 15, 2009

Mr. Sean McManus

CBS News President

524 West 57th Street

New York, NY 10019

Dear Mr. McManus,

I am writing this letter to express the strongest possible objection against a completely false phrase that appeared recently on the CBS news material entitled “Former Nazi faces Music,” shown by your Company and posted at

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4945607n.

The statement made by Cynthia Bowers and aired on April 14th, 2009 included phrase: “…a polish death camp…”.

This insulting phrase shows a broad historical ignorance and lack of basic knowledge about the history of World War II. The Auschwitz and Treblinka camps were not POLISH camps – rather, they were Nazi camps located in occupied Poland. The term “Polish camps” is offensive and plain wrong by implying that the camps were established and operated by Polish people. Please note that according the 2007 UNESCO decision, the name of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp was changed permanently to “Auschwitz – Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945).”

As one of the 10 million of Polish Americans, and a descendant of Poles that fought Germans during World War II, I demand the following actions from the President of the CBS News:

  1. Full apology from the CBS News, its management and writers with information about personal decisions regarding the people responsible for this insulting statement as well as withdraw all the erroneous statements from all CBS News media outlets.
  2. Changes in Reporters’ “Style Book” (Ethic Code Book for Journalists) that would remove forever these derogatory statements from news language
  3. Developing an educational program for all CBS News people to inform them about basic historical facts related to this issue.
  4. Meeting with World War II combatants, German Nazi Concentrations Camps survivors and Polish Community Leaders to address changes in news delivery system to avoid such problems in future
  5. CBS News program with participation of Polish and Jewish historians to cover tragedy of the Nazi run concentration camps.

It is my strong opinion that it is the CBS News Network responsibility to take action in this case. As a company that claims to have a more fair and credible news coverage compared to others, it is outrageous that this remark was allowed to appear on a national show.

Sincerely,

Marek Rudnicki, MD

Professor of Surgery

Cc: President, Republic of Poland

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

Senator John Kerry, Chairman, US Senate of Foreign Relations

Senator Edward Kennedy, Chairman, US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Federal Communication Commission

Embassy of Poland, Washington

Polish American Congress

World Jewish Congress

Media, Organizations, Communities

Marek Rudnicki, MD

195 N. Harbor Dr., #5002

Chicago, IL 60601

rudnicki@gmail.com


April 15, 2009

Mr. David L. Westin

President, ABC News

47 West 66th Street

New York, NY 10023

Dear Mr. Westin,

I am writing this letter to express the strongest possible objection against a completely false phrase that appeared recently on the ABC news material entitled “Accused Nazi Prison Guard Escapes Deportation,” shown by your Company and posted 04/15/2009 at http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0409/613529_video.html?ref=newsstory.

The statement made by Diane Alvair and aired on April 14th, 2009 included phrases: “…Polish Nazi Death Camp…” and “…Poland Treblinka Death Camp…”.

These insulting phrases show a broad historical ignorance and lack of basic knowledge about the history of World War II. The Auschwitz and Treblinka camps were not POLISH camps – rather, they were Nazi camps located in occupied Poland. The term “Polish camps” is offensive and plain wrong by implying that the camps were established and operated by Polish people. Please note that according the 2007 UNESCO decision, the name of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp was changed permanently to “Auschwitz – Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945).”

As one of the 10 million of Polish Americans, and a descendant of Poles that fought Germans during World War II, I demand the following actions from the President of the ABC News:

  1. Full apology from the ABC News, its management and writers with information about personal decisions regarding the people responsible for these insulting statements as well as withdraw all the erroneous statements from all ABC News media outlets.
  2. Changes in Reporters’ “Style Book” (Ethic Code Book for Journalists) that would remove forever these derogatory statements from news language
  3. Developing an educational program for all ABC News people to inform them about basic historical facts related to this issue.
  4. Meeting with World War II combatants, German Nazi Concentrations Camps survivors and Polish Community Leaders to address changes in news delivery system to avoid such problems in future
  5. ABC News program with participation of Polish and Jewish historians to cover tragedy of the Nazi run concentration camps.

It is my strong opinion that it is the ABC News Network responsibility to take action in this case. As a company that claims to have a more fair and credible news coverage compared to others, it is outrageous that this remark was allowed to appear on a national show.

Sincerely,

Marek Rudnicki, MD

Professor of Surgery

Cc: President, Republic of Poland

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

Senator John Kerry, Chairman, US Senate of Foreign Relations

Senator Edward Kennedy, Chairman, US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Federal Communication Commission

Embassy of Poland, Washington

Polish American Congress

World Jewish Congress

Media, Organizations, Communities

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