VP of the United States, Mike Pence, gave a wonderful speech at Piłsudski Square, during the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, but Poles had to wait over 48 hours before they could read its full Polish version.

More than 48 hours have passed before non-English speaking Poles were able to read what exactly Mike Pence said at Piłsudski Square, during the ceremony commemorating 80th anniversary of the start of WWII.

Neither the public Polish Press Agency, https://www.pap.pl/, nor any Polish media outlets that were given press accreditation to cover the VP’s visit to Poland felt obligated to provide the Poles with the full written speech translated to Polish.

Moreover, unlike during the speech by the German president, Mr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, no written translation of VP Pence’s speech was available on the screens.

In the same vein, the full written speech of the German president was published on the official website of the President of Poland, https://www.prezydent.pl/, within few hours after the ceremony on September 1st. However, the speech of the American vice-president wasn’t published until September 3rd. We brought this issue to the public attention on Monday, September 2nd, during our daily live show, and the next day provided a translation of the entire VP’s speech, both in audio and full text formats.

Only then, on 3rd of September, the office of the President of Poland followed suite and published their own version, knowingly antedating it as “September 1st, 2019.” Interestingly, the official translation features words and phrases, which the VP did not utter, and some of his words have been omitted.
Idź Pod Prąd (Against The Tide TV) was denied accreditation to the VP’s Monday visit due to “large interest and limited space.”

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