DISINFO: The American lobby protects anti-Polish and anti-Christian TV channel
DISINFORMATION CASE DETAILS
  • Outlet: pl.sputniknews.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: August 15, 2021
  • Article language(s): Polish
  • Reported in: Issue 255
  • Countries / regions discussed: Poland, US
Tags:
US presence in Europe Sovereignty Puppets Nord Stream 2 Anti-Russian Mainstream media Gender issues Christianity Jarosław Kaczynski

DISINFO: The American lobby protects anti-Polish and anti-Christian TV channel

SUMMARY

The United States continues its pressure on the powerful pro-American lobby in Poland, which dominates all areas of politics, culture, science and economy. A good example here is the Polish position against Yamal 2 and Nord Stream 2: the American lobby blocked these projects in the interest of Washington. In the end, after the decision to complete Nord Stream 2, the American agents of influence in Poland faced a defeat and the Polish foreign policy was compromised.

The USA have realised another evident betrayal of Poland, which implements anti-Russian policies against its own interests. The vote in the Senate on “lex TVN” is a test of patriotism for the ruling Polish elite. This channel is 100% owned by foreign capital; it promotes anti-Polish and anti-Christian politics, propagating genderism and demoralising culture. This TV channel should never be present in Poland – finally, there is a chance to change that.

RESPONSE

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty” - in this case, projected on Poland. This country is often presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States, which fully controls the domestic and foreign policy of this country through the “omnipotent American lobby”.

The claim that Poland fights with the Nord Stream 2 because of activities of the pro-American lobby is unfounded. Poland and many other EU countries perceive this project as a serious security threat to Europe.

The claim that the TVN channel “promotes anti-Polish and anti-Christian politics, demoralising culture and promoting genderism” is untrue. TVN is one of the most popular Polish media, which follows a mainstream political and cultural agenda. Read more about the political dispute around the TVN channel here and here.

Currently, Poland faces a serious domestic political dispute around the so-called “TVN law”, which was recently adopted by the Polish Parliament. This amendment prevents non-European companies from owning a majority of shares in Polish media. According to the Polish authorities, this law protects the Polish media market from Russian and Chinese propaganda. The Polish opposition and media community believe that this law is aimed against the most popular anti-governmental media group TVN, which is owned by the American Discovery company. The US authorities and the EU showed their worries with this law, which may undermine the situation with media freedom in Poland.

See other messages promoting the statement that Poland is not a sovereign state - Poland is not a sovereign statePoland is not perceived as a country with an independent foreign policy and Poland is governed by the US Embassy.

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