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
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.
For media tracking: http://www.ukar.ca/shevchenko/buzyna/hitler.html
Posted by Steve Bandera at 5:50 PM