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Reuters News Taints Poland by Association of Prostitution Ring Leader


ela_lawyer 5 | 64  
6 Feb 2009 /  #1
In a Reuters news clip entitled, "Spitzer prostitution ringleader gets 30 months", the ending statement in the article states, "If the case had gone to trial and he had been convicted, Brener -- a U.S. citizen born in Poland -- would have faced up to 25 years in prison."

What really bothers me is that by making such a statement, there is the possibility that uninformed readers might assume that Mark Brener is a Pole of Catholic origin, which he's not. Mark Brener is a Pole of Jewish descent, and holds an Israeli passport and citizenship as clearly indicated in the article, "Israeli twist emerges in Spitzer sex scandal" by the Jewish Journal. This article states, "Mark Brener, the alleged pimp at the center of the prostitution scandal engulfing Spitzer, is an Israeli."

It is important for Reuters to correctly identity Mark Brener's origins so that readers know who is at the core of the prostitution business in the USA, and perhaps worldwide.

Why is this of concern? Because, being that Poland's population is over 90% Catholic, many readers of that article might very well indeed think Mark Brener is a Catholic. His entire ethnic and religious background should be revealed in the article to the public.

Here is my e-mail to Reuters today:

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From: ela
Topic: Reuters Taints Poland's Image in Article

Such a statement leads readers of the article to believe that Mark Brener was possibly a Polish Catholic. His identity in the article should have been specificly stated as, "a Jewish individiual of Polish origin, who was born in Poland, and holds an Israeli passport and has Israeli citizenship." This would reveal to all readers of this article just who Mark Brener really is, and who is controlling the prostitution rings in the USA.

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Seanus 15 | 19,706  
6 Feb 2009 /  #2
It doesn't really matter tbh. Some people of every country are like him. The Japanese, a revered nation, produce many such perverts. They just don't get caught.

Trust me, Scotland has them, Poland has them and whoever else you care to mention.

If people want to jump to conclusions that Poland produces such people, so be it. If they cared to examine it, they'd see how wrong they were.
OP ela_lawyer 5 | 64  
6 Feb 2009 /  #3
Some people of every country are like him.

Yes, true, however, Israel and only Israel has a notorious reputation world wide for prostitution rings and child trafficking. Poland doesn't. By stating that Mark Brener 'was born in Poland', without making a single reference to his Israeli citizenship or Jewish religion, which I think is crucial since Israel has the most numerous prostitution rings and brothels in the world, this is slightly damaging to Poland's image.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
6 Feb 2009 /  #4
Wasn't he born in Poland? He's Jewish, he's a protected man. How could you spread such nonsense against the chosen people?? ;) ;) You will burn in hell woman ;) ;)

I agree with you, it is scandalous to omit that. Just curious, who was the author and of what persuasion are they?
OP ela_lawyer 5 | 64  
7 Feb 2009 /  #5
Just curious, who was the author and of what persuasion are they?

Well, if you follow the link which was provided, the article was published by Reuters, and the actual reporting was done by Edith Honan, edited by Christine Kearney and Todd Eastham. I have no idea what their backgrounds are. If I were to take a wild guess based on their surnames alone, English or Irish background would fit the best. :-)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Feb 2009 /  #6
Well, that tells me little. Unfortunately, the readership of Reuters is quite extensive. Many have already made the connection thanks to sloppy journalistic work.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
7 Feb 2009 /  #7
Yes, true, however, Israel and only Israel has a notorious reputation world wide for prostitution rings and child trafficking.

Really?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
7 Feb 2009 /  #8
The first I heard of it. Spy rings maybe through the Mossad.
OP ela_lawyer 5 | 64  
7 Feb 2009 /  #9
Really?

Yes, really. Do you read, watch, and listen to the news? Try reading the "US State Department Trafficking in Persons report 2007", which is provided as a pdf file in the article listed below.

The first I heard of it. Spy rings maybe through the Mossad.

This really surprises me Seanus, you, usually being such a well informed individual. Would a BBC News link convince you? If not, should I provide more information? Please read, "Israel's fight against sex trafficking".

Some quotes:

- "Last year (2007), the United Nations named Israel as one of the main destinations in the world for trafficked women; it has also consistently appeared as an offender in the annual US State Department's Trafficking in Persons (Tip) report. "

- "Prostitution in Israel is legal, but pimping and maintaining a brothel are not.
The law however is not widely enforced and few brothels are closed down."

-"In Tel Aviv's Neve Shaanan district for instance, just a short walk from the city's five-star tourist hotels, brothels masquerading as massage parlours, saunas and even internet cafes, fill the side streets. One such place even operates opposite the local police station.
"

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7070929.stm
Harry  
10 Feb 2009 /  #10
It is important for Reuters to correctly identity Mark Brener's origins so that readers know who is at the core of the prostitution business in the USA, and perhaps worldwide.

Reuters have clearly and correctly identifies his origins: he is a Polish-born US citizen. The fact that he holds an Israeli passport is of no relevance when he is in the USA because he is a US citizen. I fail to see how his religion is of any importance at all, but then I'm not a bigot like you Ela.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
10 Feb 2009 /  #11
Yes, true, however, Israel and only Israel has a notorious reputation world wide for prostitution rings and child trafficking.

Really, Ive never heard that before?

I fail to see how his religion is of any importance at all, but then I'm not a bigot like you Ela.

True!

Really?

I suppose that made two of us that had never heard this before...
lesser 4 | 1,311  
10 Feb 2009 /  #12
Q: Who is Roman PolaƄski?

A: Great Jewish film director and disgusting Polish paedophile.

:)
Harry  
10 Feb 2009 /  #13
I somehow think that Ela might rephrase that answer slightly.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389  
12 Feb 2009 /  #14
Jews and Israelis dominate international prostitution and always have...Oswiecem (Aushwitz) used to be a hub for Jewish pimps who transported poor Slavic women out of there to destinations in Europe, South America and elsewhere....Oswiecem was a rail hub, and the Nazis liked it for this reason, too...Also, implying that Brener was a Pole is a common tactic; in the United States we constantly read about the 'Russian mafia' when it was really the 'Jewish mafia' from the former Soviet Union...Not too many Poles in the news media who could correct such disinformation.
OP ela_lawyer 5 | 64  
15 Feb 2009 /  #15
His Israeli passport and religion 'is' of relevance. It seems when an individual with Jewish roots has been allegedly persecuted or discriminated against, their "Jewish" identity is made public and indicated, and this holds true in the media as well. However, when somebody that has Jewish roots commited a crime or murder, their Jewish identity is hidden from the public. Another situation is, when an individual with Jewish roots has made an amazing disovery, his/her Jewish roots are noted blatantly by the press and Jewish organizations.

Harry, I'm not a bigot at all. It's a shame you must resort to cheap name calling (calling someone 'bigot', or "anti-semitic", for example) when you have no other argument to support your claims. You can continue name calling and labeling people as much as you desire. I refuse to resort to such low tactics even when I'm not the one who initially instigated the name calling.

Really, Ive never heard that before?

You learned something new ShelleyS! Have you bothered to read the "Annual US State Department's Trafficking in Persons report" for which there is a link in the previous mentioned article I provided?

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