British comedy legend John Cleese tweeted a timely message Friday that was recorded some 30 years ago. The footage riffs on extremists, "Extremism makes you feel good, because it provides you with enemies..." Watch:
In related news, BBC-owned UKTV pulled a different Fawlty Towers episode out of streaming services for being racially insensitive (N-word usage). Cleese criticized the decision and it was later reinstated with "extra guidance."
Speaking to Australian newspaper The Age, Cleese had said: “The Major was an old fossil left over from decades before. We were not supporting his views, we were making fun of them. If they can’t see that, if people are too stupid to see that, what can one say?”
Infowars’ “War Room” created a brand-new hate channel on YouTube exactly one day after chief executive Susan Wojcicki’s letter to content creators about reducing extremist content. YouTube deleted Alex Jones’s all-new garbage channel shortly after receiving reports of its relaunch from VICE.
Kazakh blogger Lyubov Kalugina has been charged under Russia’s Article 282, an “anti-extremism” law now being used by men who claim women sharing jokes and memes offend them. Via Quartz:
Jeffrey Winder appealed his guilty verdict after punching “Unite the Right” organizer Jason Kessler in Charlottesville the day after protester Heather Heyer died. A jury determined Winder should serve no jail time and pay the lowest fine possible.
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