Sep 17, 2008

Update: Polish Weeklies Are Awesome


Amy sends along this cover from the Polish weekly Wprost. Unfortunately, the subtlety of the image is too vague to offer any clear meaning or political opinion.

4 comments:

Ern said...

I wonder how long it took to photoshop Cecilia out of the picture, and Putin in...

Mrta said...

Let me just add that the title is "Partnership for Peace."

Leopolis said...

...and I'll add that the byline is "Is Europe is a colony of Russia" ... without the question mark.

Wprost appeals to readers who believe that Poland is part of the EU in name (and subsidies) only, and who believe that Russian tanks are about to roll over the McDonalds on MarszaƂkowska at any minute.

Wprost does this all the time. Their Photoshop masters had one cover of Polish female politicians with sexy bikini bodies, members of PO in dog bodies. Think Obama in a turban or a semi-nude Sarah Palin on the front cover of a major, respectable newsweekly.

They are guilty of a kind of hilarious false advertising that no editor could get away with in the US, except on some blog that uses Google RSS silly news feeds for most of its content ;)

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

"Russian tanks are about to roll over the McDonalds..."

Wait, they aren't?!?!