Politics

Jan 24, 2013

Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: don’t mention the racists

"Don't mention the war" is probably the most famous and best-loved episode of Fawlty Towers but political correctness is ensuring that viewers today are being spared some of the original language.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

A passing mention for climate change. In Strong and Secure: A Strategy for Australia’s National Security, released yesterday, much attention was given to the need for a whole-of-government approach to cyber security, while the threat from climate change to future security received but the barest of mentions. The document dismissed climate change with these words:

“The more severe effects of climate change, in particular the increase in frequency and severity of natural disasters, compounded by competition over scarce natural resources, may contribute to instability and tension around the globe, especially in fragile states.”

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2 thoughts on “Richard Farmer’s chunky bits: don’t mention the racists

  1. Gavin Moodie

    If the BBC edited out racism it would have hardly anything left of Alf Garnett or Ali G.

  2. klewso

    “The Herald-Sun” : “Victorian government (conservative)” vs “Gillard Labor” … armed only with opinion and a few PCPs …..?

    Put your money on self-interest and moral incontinence, on the nose, every time?

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