Its sad that an element of the English language media
You forget (or perhaps just didn't realise) that the story first appeared in the Polish press. Perhaps you think that it shouldn't have ever been reported at all and those people should have just been left to wallow obscurely in their stupidity.
If they want to imply negative things to nations or groups of people by the unsophisticated elements of nations.....why don't they make a big deal about all the people from half of the world who are Third World nations who don't have plumbing and drink the same water they deficate in?
I'm sure you can find a few thousand or so articles from the past year alone about infrastructure in developing countries.