In the last “Wiadomości” TVP host Edyta Lewandowska announced the material “Shocking scale of corruption in Brussels” by Maksymilian Maszenda. The segment has been dedicated corruption scandal in the European Parliament — the Belgian prosecutor’s office extensively investigated MPs’ relations and support for countries such as Qatar, Morocco and Azerbaijan. Viewers’ attention is drawn to how “Wiadomości” informs who the suspect is in the case.
In his material, Mashenda stated that the main suspect in the case was a member of the Social Democratic Party. He also proved that among the defendants there were people who were critical of the political situation in Poland, including Pier Antonio Panzeri of the Italian MEP.
“According to information from the Belgian court, there are no Polish MPs on the list of suspects, including those belonging to the Social Democrat faction,” Maszenda said, and the screen … displayed a series of photographs relating to the leftist Polish language European Parliament operating in the European Parliament .
Screenshot of TVP’s “Wiadomości” material
Viewers noticed this, which they expressed satirical profile on social media, following every issue of “Wiadomości”. “Assuming that the average voter from the ruling party reads mostly strips … Watching this material, he will understand exactly what TVP wants him to record. A masterpiece,” wrote one Internet user.
Commenters also pointed out that “Wiadomości” did not mention the information that appeared that the service was interested in MEP from PiS, Tomasz Poręba and Ryszard Czarnecki. Both denied that they were involved in the investigation and that they had received any signal from the Belgian prosecutor’s office.
Corruption scandal in the European Parliament
European and world media every day reveal the red thread of the corruption scandal in the European Parliament, whose main character is former vice president of the European Parliament, Greece Eva Kaili. However, other high-ranking politicians, notably from Italy and Belgium, have also been implicated in the scandal known as Qatargate.
Greek politician Kaili was arrested by Belgian police on 9 December 2022 on charges of accepting large sums of bribes from Qatar.
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