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Thu May 22, 2014, 04:17 PM

An Apology from Prince Charles we would not know about without Andy Borowitz



LONDON (The Borowitz Report) Ė In response to the international uproar created when he reportedly compared Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hitler, His Royal Highness Prince Charles today issued the following letter of apology to the Russian people.

My dear Russians,

Yesterday, it was reported that I compared your President Putin to Hitler. If by making this comment I have in some way offended you, I am deeply sorry. Adolf Hitler was one of the horrible villains in world history, and comparing President Putin to him was uncalled for.

What I should have said, and what I say to you now, is that this Putin chap can be a bit Hitlery at times.

Letís take, for example, his penchant for taking territory that doesnít belong to him and then adding it to his country and so forth. Would you call that behavior Hitlery or not Hitlery? From where I sit, itís more like something Hitler would do than something he wouldnít do, and so the verdict must be, yes, the chap is being rather Hitlery when he does that.

And, while weíre on the subject, what about Putinís use of tanks? Also very Hitlery. Again, let me be clear: I am not calling him Hitleróbut if you think you can use tanks and not come off a tad bit Hitlery, youíre not right in the head.

Since I made my remarks, some British politicians have suggested that I abdicate my position as Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne. In other words, they believe that I do not have the right to free speech. If memory serves, back in the nineteen-thirties another chap went around trying to punish people for speaking their minds. Iím not going to name names, but if the shoe fitsÖ

Yours truly,

H.R.H. Prince Charles



www.borowitzreport.com

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Reply An Apology from Prince Charles we would not know about without Andy Borowitz (Original post)
Mira May 2014 OP
msanthrope May 2014 #1
awoke_in_2003 May 2014 #14
joeybee12 May 2014 #2
Kber May 2014 #3
Mira May 2014 #5
iandhr May 2014 #4
JoeyT May 2014 #6
AtheistCrusader May 2014 #9
840high May 2014 #13
Shrike47 May 2014 #15
AtheistCrusader May 2014 #7
zeemike May 2014 #8
Cha May 2014 #10
William769 May 2014 #11
valerief May 2014 #12
Guy Whitey Corngood May 2014 #16

Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 04:20 PM

1. Best Brit apology, ever:

 

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #1)

Thu May 22, 2014, 07:19 PM

14. I will have to view that when I get home...

 

Oh, and fuck Putin.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 04:24 PM

2. Hitlery...a great new term...knr

 

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 04:28 PM

3. Link?

Not because I doubt you, but because I want to share!

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 05:19 PM

4. ha ha ha.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:28 PM

6. Well that's just chock full of delicious irony.

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Britain objects to taking territory that doesn't belong to you and adding it to your own? When did that happen? Because for most of the last oh...thousand years or so they were one of the chief champions of doing just that.

Not so much "Hitlery" as "Behaving just like we've always done while having the gall to not be us.".

Edited to add: And that's what I get for not clicking through to the link. I totally fell for satire.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #6)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:29 PM

9. In fairness, they have spent the last 60 years giving most of it back.

Not all, but most.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #6)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:50 PM

13. Glad u caught the irony.

 

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #6)

Thu May 22, 2014, 07:21 PM

15. Borowitz's satire is so often lovely.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:29 PM

7. And, was the crown a bit hitler-y sending tanks into Iraq?

I know Bush was. Wonder how he feels about that?


Edit: Aaaaaaw shit. Borowitz. Nicely played.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:29 PM

8. The good old non apology apology.

If I have offended you...what I meant to say was Hitlery...
We see it all the times in our politicians too Chucky...

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:33 PM

10. "A bit Hitlery".. that goes along with what Prince Charles said in the beginning..

that Putin was almost the same as Hitler.

Thanks Mira~

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:35 PM

11. I just found a reason to like him a little bit more.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 06:46 PM

12. Hitlery, Putinny, Bushy. The list is endless. I love Borowitz.

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Response to Mira (Original post)

Thu May 22, 2014, 08:34 PM

16. He's just digging a deeper hole for himself.

Everyone knows the appropriate term to use would've been ''Hitler-ish''........

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