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:

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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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