Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was on television recently. That’s unsurprising since he owns many TV stations and he is (at the moment) Prime Minister. But it was someone else’s station, La 7, and he phoned in to a live show. The program was L’Infedele, a talk show about infidelity, so it’s no surprise that the subject was Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, currently embroiled in a scandal involving sex parties and pay-for-play relations with teenage girls.
Mr. Berlusconi told TV host Gad Lerner that his show is “a whorehouse,” a claim one blogger described as “the pot calling the kettle despicable.” Mr. Lerner called the PM a buffoon. Here’s a video clip:
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Image (“Berlusconi on TV, after Fernand Cormon “) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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