Prince Harry branded ‘man-baby’ for swipe at the media reporting

Harry and Meghan ‘never take responsibility’ says Wootton

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Prince Harry has been branded a “man-baby” after he lashed out at the British media over how his Afghanistan kill count was reported. GB News Presenter Dan Wootton called out the Duke, claiming he wasn’t able to take responsibility.

Appearing on the Megyn Kelly podcast, Wootton said: “Always the fault of the media, isn’t it Megyn? We are seeing this more and more with Harry and Meghan. They never take responsibility. Even for their own words.”

He specifically took issue with Prince Harry claiming on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert that the British Press had twisted his words over the number of people he killed in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry said: “The most dangerous lie that they have told is that I somehow boasted about the number of people that I killed in Afghanistan.”

He called the media coverage of the excerpt from Spare “troubling” and “disturbing”.

Wootton claimed: “Now that there has been a significant backlash to these comments from Harry about the 25 members of the Taliban who he claims that he killed when in service there as part of the British Army. All of a sudden it is the fault of the British media for reporting his exact words. This is a man-baby who isn’t even able to claim credit for own words.”

He added: “It’s never Harry’s fault, ever. Ever. It’s always someone else’s fault…But largely it’s the fault of folk like me. Members of the British media we are the devil, we are dangerous, we are evil.

“Actually, if you listen to members of the military, at the senior levels of the military in the UK, they’re not complaining about the coverage of his words. They’re complaining about the fact that he has made this revelation at all.”

Following the leak of the excerpt, the BBC ran an article in which they quoted a former officer in the British Army, Colonel Tim Collins, who claimed Harry “let the side down”.

He said: “We don’t do notches on the rifle butt. We never did.”

In the passage, Prince Harry writes about his time in Afghanistan. He said that he was keenly aware of what he called the “mistakes” being made in the war and that he wanted to come home with his “conscience intact”.

He said that he always wanted to make sure that he was “firing on Taliban and only Taliban, no civilians”.

Due to his position as an Apache helicopter pilot, he says that everything he did was recorded and timestamped, allowing the Duke of Sussex, 38, to know exactly how many people he has killed.

“I could always say precisely how many enemy combatants I’d killed. And I felt it vital never to shy away from that number. Among the many things I learned in the Army, accountability was near the top of the list,” Prince Harry wrote.

He continued: “So, my number: 25. It wasn’t a number that gave me any satisfaction. But neither was it a number that made me feel ashamed. Naturally, I’d have preferred not to have that number on my military CV, on my mind, but by the same token I’d have preferred to live in a world in which there was no Taliban, a world without war.”

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The passage was released in a leak days before Spare was published on January 10.

It prompted a chilling response from the Taliban.

Highly influential Taliban leader Anas Haqqani addressed the Prince directly on Twitter.

He said: “The ones you killed were not chess pieces, they were humans; they had families who were waiting for their return. Among the killers of Afghans, not many have your decency to reveal their conscience and confess to their war crimes.”

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