The Interstate Aviation Committee‘s report on the crash of TU-154M near Smolensk on April 10, 2010, has provoked many insightful posts from bloggers, but we have also found that microblogging platforms – Twitter and Blip.pl – have become good spaces for Poles to express their opinions, and that quite a few visuals criticising the report have appeared online.
On Twitter, users generally criticise the report and the Polish government's reactions.
@janpoplawski states [PL]:
Why is the government preparing an answer to the Russian government if the report was written by IAC – an international organisation
@tuskwatch refers [PL] to the fact that the Prime Minister was absent on the day of the report's publication:
It seems that Prime Minister Tusk considered his reaction to the report a success and went back to skiing. Shall we wish him happy holidays?
@gregorius74 speaks as if stating the obvious [PL]:
A discovery! This government does not seem to think. Klich: IAC report was supposed to discredit us http://bit.ly/gRTd3g
@radiomaryja, the Twitter account of a Catholic radio station, has this [PL]:
IAC report disappointed us http://bit.ly/eiS7lx
@brulion invites Twitter users to join a new Facebook page [PL]:
http://www.facebook.com/raportMAK group “I think the IAC report is outrageous”
Polish microblogging engine, Blip.pl, contains reactions of similar sentiment.
@jezykwkosmosie writes [PL]:
IAC was as delicate to Tupolew's crew in its report as possible. When we have the Polish report heads will roll, that's all.
@aimrumru also disagrees with the claim that the report is objective [PL]:
mistake after mistake of the Polish crew, plus mistake after mistake of the Russian controllers. so the IAC report is partial.
@wikploc is interested in the reactions of the public [PL]:
Here we go. The experts of airplane crashes from Nowogrodzka street prove how IAC twisted the report. I wonder if the “dark folk” will buy it.
@bukowskip states with cynicism [PL]:
IAC report did not surprise me at all. Even if they'd shot down the plane, it would turn out that the pilot collided with a rocket.
@jakubkowalski adds [PL]:
I hope that the Polish authorities will maintain the current approach, that the IAC report in unacceptable. […]
@bukol87 mentions this [PL]:
IAC report cannot be a common agreement. It has no responsibility to accept corrections. Game Over
Andrzej Krauze posts the following cartoon [PL]:
Krzętowski drew this one for Newsweek.pl [PL]:
The newly established Facebook page – “I think the IAC report is outrageous” – contains a few of these visuals, too.
Achmaja posts [PL] a pretty strong criticism of the Russian side:
TVN48 posts an old visual in a new context [PL]:
Tusk knew from the very beginning how one should relate to Russia. Not fighting with a sword, but with “the language of compromise.” That's what I call good foreign policy. And the results we've seen recently, for instance.
[graphics by Lach from 2 years ago]