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Polish Leaders Suckle German Boobs

Wprost is a weekly Polish newsmagazine known for its conservative and anti-German sentiments. Check out this cover, photoshopped in response to clashes with Germany over the new EU treaty at the European Union Summit last week. The BBC reports: The … Read More

By / June 27, 2007

Wprost is a weekly Polish newsmagazine known for its conservative and anti-German sentiments. Check out this cover, photoshopped in response to clashes with Germany over the new EU treaty at the European Union Summit last week. The BBC reports:

The mocked up image shows Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski and his twin brother, President Lech Kaczynski, nuzzling at [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel's chest.

Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, called the image "tasteless".

Social Democrat Markus Meckel, head of the German-Polish parliamentary group, said: "It is quite unbelievable. Poland has lost so many friends over the past weeks and months. It should really think hard in the future about how it hopes to win them back."

Who comes up with these cover schemes? I know Europeans are pretty cool with boobs but I agree Frank-Walter Steinmeier. It can't help but wonder how this country would react if, say, Newsweek or Time put boobs on their covers. They'd probably sell more issues than ever and then be relegated to "satellite". Now there's one for all you techies to figure out…

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