Renate Künast, co-leader of the Greens in Germany, was making a parliamentary speech and quoted a piece the political columnist Hugo Müller-Vogg had written in Newsweek in October. The article, like her speech, was attacking the centre-right Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Künast meant to say

Hugo Müller-Vogg, political columnist for the Bild newspaper, is right.

but it came out as

Hugo Müller-Vogg, political communist for the Bild newspaper, is right.

Much laughter ensued, as well as much embarrassment.

Hat tip: Limbourgs Welt (view the clip there at 4 mins)

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