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Another journalist is in trouble for insulting a government member. This time it’s Mariusz Ziomecki, who called a League of Polish Families deputy a “babsztyl” (big fat aul’ one) and a liar in a tabloid, and is now being investigated for “defaming a public functionary.” The prosecutor’s office called him in for questioning. What interests me here is — no, not the attack on free speech: that’s the order of the day in Poland now — but the questions the intrepid McNesses will put to Ziomecki over the course of their lengthy, detailed etc. investigation. What’s to ask? He published the “defamation” in a mass-circulation newspaper. It’s there for all to see.

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