Poland recently held elections in which the Right won a landslide victory: enough seats to govern on its own, and for the first time since 1989 eliminating any left-wing party from the Sejm (parliament).
I can only gather that the BBC was not happy with the results, because they headed the linked article with this image:
(Photo credit: AFP)
That’s Beata Szydlo, likely Poland’s next prime minister. Sure, she’s waving to the crowd, but just try to tell me —without laughing!— that the underlying message isn’t “conservatives are all neo-fascists!” a particularly egregious idea, given Poland’s recent history. I’ve little expectation that “the Beeb” would have run a similar photograph if the incumbent centrist coalition had won reelection.
At least it wasn’t The Guardian: they would have photoshopped a certain famous mustache on her.
via Alexander Macris