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Saturday, May 3, 2008

DPA source of UNIAN’s distortion


UNIAN, 21.04.2008 17:29
Report: Hitler doll to sell in Ukraine
“A Ukrainian manufacturer is preparing to sell dolls of the former German dictator Adolf Hitler in local toy stores, the Zerkalo Tizhden' newspaper reported Monday, according to DPA. The 40-centimetre figure will first be available in the capital Kyiv, and like the similar-sized Barbie doll wear clothes the owner may change, according to the article.”

DPA presumably stands for “Deutsche Presse-Agentur” from the land that made the Third Reich possible in the first place.


Timeline: Date, media, title

19-25 Apr, Dzerkalo Tyzhnia, UNDRESS HITLER, OR BARBIFUHRER AS A GIFT

21 Apr, UNIAN, HITLER DOLL TO SELL IN UKRAINE citing DPA

23 Apr, Russian Channel One TV, EVERY UKRAINIAN CHILD TO BE GIVEN THE HITLER TOY

23 Apr BBC TV HITLER DOLLS ON SALE IN UKRAINE

23 Apr Daily Mail, ADOLF HITLER DOLL COMES WITH CHANGE OF CLOTHES

23 Apr Telegraph ADOLF HITLER DOLLS GO ON SALE IN UKRAINE

24-29 Apr --- HOAX EXPOSED --- BBC pulls report off website

Apr 30 onwards LIES CONTINUE TO BE PERPETUATED by JTA and other media

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BBC narrator Jane Haddon: The toy is not due to go on sale till the summer, but this footage which looks like it was filmed secretly in a shop selling collectibles, shows it's already available. The sales assistant points out the various medals and accessories that come as part of the Hitler doll set.

So what, someone showed up off the street to BBC’s offices with a video that “looks like it was filmed secretly” and the news corporation passed it off as fact? Can we be sure the footage was actually filmed in Ukraine? The only clue is that the shop worker speaks Russian.


UNIAN Report:
http://www.unian.net/eng/news/news-247645.html

For media tracking: http://www.ukar.ca/shevchenko/buzyna/hitler.html

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Ukrainian office of the BBC is renowned for false reports and extreme bias. The BBC should hold an investigation into its Kyiv Office. Or better still sack all staff and start again.

The BBC was also responsible for reporting on the Babies stolen for spar parts reports. Another British Bias Con. Embalished and fake report.

I am not sure what's worst the BBC for reporting on the case or all those idiots that think it is true and are happy to promote the lies and scams?

Oleh said...

Keep up the good work Stefko. Nice to know that the story originated from a German paper and not the BBC, at least they had the integrity to remove the story.

Taras said...

Interesting development!

UNIAN has picked up Halya Coynash's article originally posted by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.

http://www.unian.net/eng/news/news-249363.html

Steve Bandera said...

UNIAN still has to come clean and explain where the translation got lost to say that the dolls are "made in Ukraine" from a DPA report

Taras said...

It's amazing, Stefko.

I wrote at least 30 sites on Saturday with links to Kharkiv Human Rights Group's post and also UKAR's.

Only those totally without a vested interest in the propaganda's message about Ukraine immediately reacted.

Mister-Info in Hong Kong posted a retraction literally overnight, as did Wikinews. South African News24 said they would, but didn't.

However, no British press entity has responded, nor has Deutsche Welle. And I have received only one response from Israel, asking for links to retractions by the BBC and the Telegraph.

If I don't get a response within the statutory week, I will take forward the issue with the UK Press Complaints Commission.

Taras said...

The Daily Mail has pulled their report!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=561519&in_page_id=1811

This link shows only:

Article:561519 Not Found

Taras said...

And I got an official reply from the Daily Mail today too...

Dear Taras

Thank you for your email. Please see the below reply from Charles A
Garside, Assistant Editor.

With regards
Lucy

Lucy McGirr
PA to Assistant Editor
Daily Mail
020 7938 6125



Dear Taras Ciuriak

Thank you for your email drawing this to our attention.

You will see that this article has been removed from our website.

Yours sincerely


Charles A Garside
Assistant Editor