New York, NY – A joke that aired on a Fox television suggesting that Poles are Nazi collaborators has enraged some Polish Americans. They are calling for the owner of Fox, Rupert Murdoch, to apologize.
The chairman of the Polish American Congress’s anti-bigotry committee, Frank Milewski, said he wrote a letter in response to the episode calling on Mr. Murdoch to meet with Polish who survived Nazi concentration camps and Poles who have been honored by Israel for rescuing Jews during the Holocaust.
“We can’t figure out why someone would make such a statement,” Mr. Milewski said, calling the remarks a “fraud of history.” “People are very upset,” he said. In a statement, the Fox Broadcasting Network apologized to “any viewers who may have been offended.” [nysun]