Robert Feluś, the editor in chief of the biggest Polish tabloid “Fakt” resigns following a controversial cover. The cover referred to the suicide of Leszek Miller jr. the son of a former Polish Prime Minister.
In the Saturday edition of “Fakt” an article titled “The father chose politics and the son chose the noose” shocked the nation. One could read that “depression, alcohol issues and the breaking of a marriage killed Leszek Miller’s only son.”
The article was met with a massive wave of criticism and former PM Leszek Miller promised to sue “Fakt” and its editor in chief for violating the personal interests of his family.
The father chose politics and the son chose the noose
In response, the board of Ringier Axel Springer (the owner of the tabloid) released a statement confirming the resignation of Feluś. They also added that “the board of Ringier Axel Springer Poland underlines that credibility and truthfulness of information is just as important as social sensitivity.”
Prior to his resignation, Feluś wrote a tweet in which he apologized to the former PM, his family and readers. “We exhibited a lack of respect, breaking the boundaries of good taste and the rules which should be exemplified by journalists. This never should have happened.”
Leszek Miller jr. the son of former PM Leszek Miller committed suicide last week. His funeral was held on September 1st.