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DOUBLE ACT: The Kaczynski twins use right-wing media to win over socially conservative supporters

Poland's Roman Catholic station Radio Maryja (pronounced Maria) has always blended the sacred world of faith with the profane arena of politics. Its archconservative commentators love to slag off the "evils" of the free market and the perils of joining Europe. But this month they acquired an opponent tough for them to dismiss. After one pundit declared that Jewish groups were "humiliating Poland internationally by demanding money" for property expropriated during World War II and likened their efforts to a "holocaust industry," the Vatican itself decided this was the last straw. It instructed the Polish Catholic church to prevent its station...

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