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24.05.2008 | Halya Coynash

Lesson consolidation

   

Over the last two or three weeks we have gone on and on about one unspeakable monstrosity, namely, a Hitler doll or model. We are sincerely hoping to be able to leave this foul subject and get onto more important things, but first we have one big request.

A lesson needs drumming in and your help is vital.

Apologies for inaccurate and misleading information regarding a Hitler doll in Kyiv can now be found at the following sites:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3337110,00.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/05/report_mistake.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021570/Adolf-Hitler-Doll.html

We are glad that the editors of these publications understood the need to retract information which was unchecked and incorrect.

These texts spread and have polluted many other websites.

A lot have already removed misleading reports, some apologizing for posting them, for which we are most grateful.

Some are stubbornly refusing to publicly acknowledge their mistake. Others have been informed that the information is incorrect and are in no hurry to stop misleading their readers.

Let’s remind them that lying is not just a bad thing to do, it is also against the law.

Three of the original sources of false information have publicly apologized. The Daily Telegraph removed the offensive material but for some reason does not want to recognize the damage caused.

And Deutsche Presse Agentur has not even removed the fatally flawed article they published.

We have again written sample letters and give emails.  Please help us by sending them. 

We have warned the Daily Telegraph and Deutsche Presse Agentur that we will complain to their press complaints commissions if an adequate response is not forthcoming. 

We are however, hoping that they themselves and other media outlets will understand without such measures that they cannot knowingly mislead their readers, or where the damage has been major simply remove their article, but disregard the toxic waste it spread. . 

On an information battleground, this lesson is extremely important – and useful – for us all.

Please join us in vital lesson consolidation!

 

The Daily Telegraph 

Send to:  Rhidian.Wynn-Davies@telegraph.co.uk

Dear Editor,

I am writing in connection with the material which the Daily Telegraph posted here

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/22/whitler122.xml

I are glad that material so seriously flawed in terms of accuracy, objectivity and other principles of good journalism was removed.

You may be interested to know that apologies have been issued by three other sources of the misleading information – BBC, Deutsche Welle and the Daily Mail.  Their statements can be found here:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3337110,00.html  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/05/report_mistake.html  

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021570/Adolf-Hitler-Doll.html

I invite you to recognize that your article was misleading and inaccurate and has caused damage with sites quoting you as their source.  A public apology is clearly called for. if the above is not received, I fully endorse the plans to approach the UK Press Complaints Commission.

Yours sincerely,

(ПІДПИС)

 

Deutsche Press Agentur http://www.earthtimes.org/cn/

Dear Editor,

I am writing in connection with the material which is h posted here

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/200374,report-hitler-doll-to-sell-in-ukraine.html

The information is quite incorrect, and the article you refer to makes it entirely clear that the doll found in one Kyiv store (not a toy store) was from Taiwan.

You may be interested to know that apologies have been issued by three other sources of the misleading information – BBC, Deutsche Welle and the Daily Mail.  Their statements can be found here:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3337110,00.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/05/report_mistake.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021570/Adolf-Hitler-Doll.html

I invite you to recognize that your article is misleading and inaccurate and has caused damage with sites quoting you as their source.  It should be removed and a public apology made. Iif the above is not received, I fully endorse the plans to approach the UK Press Complaints Commission.

Yours sincerely,

(ПІДПИС)

 

Other websites

Ananova   Write to:  corrections@ananova.com 

Dear Editor,

I am writing in connection with the material which is h posted here

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2825804.html

The material here is incorrect and retractions have been issued by three other sources of the misleading information – BBC, Deutsche Welle and the Daily Mail.  Their statements can be found here:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3337110,00.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/05/report_mistake.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021570/Adolf-Hitler-Doll.html

I invite you to recognize that your article is misleading and inaccurate, and to remove it immediately.

Yours sincerely,

(ПІДПИС)

 

Daily Times

Write to: editorial@dailytimes.com.pknewsroom@dailytimes.com.pksunday@dailytimes.com.pk

Dear Editor,

I am writing in connection with the material which is h posted here

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C04%5C24%5Cstory_24-4-2008_pg9_17

The material here is incorrect and retractions have been issued by three other sources of the misleading information – BBC, Deutsche Welle and the Daily Mail.  Their statements can be found here:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3337110,00.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/05/report_mistake.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021570/Adolf-Hitler-Doll.html

I invite you to recognize that your article is misleading and inaccurate, and to remove it immediately.

Yours sincerely,

(ПІДПИС)

 

Antisemitism.org  - write to: aforum@antisemitism.org.il

Dear Editor,

I am writing in connection with the material which is h posted here

http://www.antisemitism.org.il/eng/events/30750/Ukraine_-_Adolf_Hitler_doll

The material here is incorrect and retractions have been issued by three other sources of the misleading information – BBC, Deutsche Welle and the Daily Mail.  Their statements can be found here:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3337110,00.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/05/report_mistake.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021570/Adolf-Hitler-Doll.html

I invite you to recognize that your article is misleading and inaccurate, and to remove it immediately.

Yours sincerely,

(ПІДПИС)

 

IsraelNationalRadio.com  write to:  Yishai@IsraelNationalRadio.com

Dear Editor,

I am writing in connection with the material which is h posted here

http://www.israelnationalradio.com/

The material here is incorrect and retractions have been issued by three other sources of the misleading information – BBC, Deutsche Welle and the Daily Mail.  Their statements can be found here:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,3337110,00.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2008/05/report_mistake.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1021570/Adolf-Hitler-Doll.html

I invite you to recognize that your article is misleading and inaccurate, and to remove it immediately.

Yours sincerely,

(ПІДПИС)

 

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