A Catholic party politician informed the court that a certain TV talk show host had encouraged his two guests to desecrate the Polish flag by sticking it into doggy doo during the programme. The politician demands a formal prosecutor`s investigation. www.tvn24.pl/-1,1544841,wiadomosc.html
The TV host says about it: I am amused in 50%, but in the other 50% I am scared because I had thought that the demons were repelled in this nation during last elections. About the politician: He is playing his favourite game called "Who is a more Polish Pole?"
Hard to say what I think about it. Certainly there is freedom of speech and beliefs. They can do what they want, as long as nobody is hurt. If someone is hurt, they don`t need to watch TV.
On the other hand, TV gradually lowers the standards and teaches people that all values which once were dear to past generations can be debased and spit on. What is worse, they are trying to make us believe it is normal and a sign of freedom of speech.
What do you think? America and Britain have also experienced their scandals with the flag desecration. I remember that in a museum some artist put the flag on the floor for people to tread on it or something.
I am a really tolerant person, but I think that sometimes state TV goes too far.....
TV journalist punished for porn talk at breakfast time 22.09.2010 12:24
Public broadcaster TVP has suspended editor Alicja Resich-Modlinska for hosting a chat about porn films on morning TV.
The hosts of the popular morning show Pytanie na sniadanie (A question for breakfast) were also punished by having their salaries cut and the head of the department got reprimanded after Krzysztof Garwatowski, spokesman for porn publishers Pink Press appeared on the show on 18 May.
The hosts asked Garwatowski, for example, what is fashionable in amateur porn films?
After the show Piotr Strzembosz from the rightwing Polish Right political party raised the alarm.
“I almost choked on my breakfast when I heard what the conversation was about,” Strzembosz told the Rzeczpospolita daily. He then asked the president of TVP for an explanation and informed the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) about the incident.
The then president of TVP Romuald Orzel sent a letter to the council saying: “I regret to admit that such conversation was broadcast at TVP Channel 2 (…) The editor of the show intended to show a social problem but, unfortunately, even these intentions do not justify unnecessary and banal talk which was broadcast on TVP Channel 2.”