Monty Python & Politici

Door Redactie

28 juli 2004

In een (oude) speciale politiek getinte aflevering van het befaamde Monty Python's Flying Circus verontschuldigt de voice-over zich voor het beeld van politici dat het begin van de aflevering wellicht heeft opgeroepen en hij stelt dat dit zeker niet de bedoeling was.

"We would like to apologize for the way in which politicians are represented in this programme. It was never our intention to imply that politicians are weak-kneed, political time-servers who are more concerned with their personal vendettas and private power struggles than the problems of government, nor to suggest at any point that they sacrifice their credibility by denying free debate on vital matters in the mistaken impression that party unity comes before the well-being of the people they supposedly represent, nor to imply at any stage that they are squabbling little toadies without an ounce of concern for the vital social problems of today. Nor indeed do we intend that viewers should consider them as crabby ulcerous little self-seeking vermin with furry legs and an excessive addiction to alcohol and certain explicit sexual practices which some people might find offensive. We are sorry if this impression has come across."

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