|Mr. Joseph Earley
Executive Vice President
Fox Broadcasting Company
10201 West Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Dear Mr. Earley,
I am writing to express my strongest objection to a defaming phrase that appeared on Wednesday, November 14th, 2007, on the Fox Network show
“Back to You.” The statement, made by one of the characters, was directed at people of Polish descent: “…this is in you Polish blood, like kielbasa, like collaborating with the Nazis…”. The utterance was followed by a laugh track presumably from a studio audience
(http://streaming.myfoxchicago.com/backtoyou/index.html# at 1.45-1.55minutes into the show).
Needless to say, this phrase is outrageously offensive. This insulting statement shows
either a total lack of basic historical and political knowledge or a purposeful defamation of one of the most heroic nations that lost million of people fighting against Nazi Germany while world powers were waiting and watching.
Being one of the 10 million of Polish Americans, I request an apology from the President of the Fox Network, its management and writers with explanation of steps taken towards the people responsible for this derogatory and racist statement.
We need to teach our children the true history and real values. Therefore, those who know nothing about major historical events should not be in the position to disseminate false and accusatory information.
It is my strong belief that it is the Fox Network’s responsibility to take action in this case or deal with a boycott of the channel and its sponsors as well as legal ramifications of these libelous statements aired by the Network.
The company that claims to have “the most credible news” needs to bear full responsibility for the fact that this remark was allowed to appear on national television.