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We’ve Survived 2021! Here’s the Most-Read NewsBusters Blogs From 2021

December 30th, 2021 5:07 PM

Continuing what’s become a staple of our year-end packages, NewsBusters used our Google Analytics to compile our ten most-read stories from 2021, which saw four writers from our News Analysis Division seeing stories crack the top ten along with one from MRC Culture and two from MRC’s Free Speech America.

John Cleese Ends BBC Interview Over ‘Dishonesty, Deception, Tone’

Culture
December 22nd, 2021 3:40 PM

John Cleese doesn’t suffer fools gladly, even when (or especially when) they’re self-important BBC presenters. The Monty Python founder and Fawlty Towers star recently agreed to an on-air interview with BBC World News to talk about upcoming shows he’s doing in Asia. But, as we learn from Bounding Into Comics, interviewer Karishma Vaswani was more interested in Cleese’s upcoming…

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Verboten! John Cleese ‘Blacklists’ Himself to Protest Woke Intolerance

Culture
November 11th, 2021 2:45 PM

John Cleese doesn’t gladly suffer woke fools. The legendary comic actor has pulled out of an appearance at the Cambridge Union as a protest. The Union, ironically a debating society, has banned art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon for impersonating Adolf Hitler during a debate last week.

John Cleese Is Right: Cancel Culture Is DUMB

Culture
April 14th, 2021 4:35 PM

Twitter has become more entertaining than reality television as of late. Today’s episode: Winnie the Pooh narrator shows he’s not putting up with any cancel culture in the hundred acre Twitter woods.

John Cleese Vs. The Wokes: ‘I Want To Be A Cambodian Police Woman’

Culture
November 23rd, 2020 3:34 PM

John Cleese, renowned British comedian and actor, offended plenty of woke people when he announced his support for J. K. Rowling in September. (She had been attacked for her opinions on transgenderism.) Now that the past has caught up with him, Nearly Headless Nick isn’t letting it haunt him at all.

John Cleese: ‘Dear Twits,’ I’m in ‘Solidarity with JKRowling’

Culture
October 1st, 2020 2:49 PM

John Cleese would like an argument please. Another argument. This time, it’s about biology. A Twitter Transtapo mob has been hounding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling for being insufficiently woke to gender issues. But Cleese, the legendary Monty Python founder, is having none of it. Rowling, a liberal feminist, thinks womanhood should be reserved for those who are…

Don’t Mention the Multiculturism: NY Times Finds Cleese Comment Racist

June 1st, 2019 1:25 PM
Renowned British comedian John Cleese is highly opinionated on all sorts of topics, including contempt for Sarah Palin and the George W. Bush-loving American South. But only when he issues (mild) commentary about multiculturalism changing London does the brilliant co-creator of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers abruptly morph into a grumpy old racist. New York Times reporter…

John Cleese Would Like an Argument Please (About Multiculturalism)

Culture
May 30th, 2019 1:39 PM
“Whatever you do, don’t mention the culture war!” John Cleese is a funny guy. And, though he’s historically been a man of the left, he’s a rather sensible guy, too. That has put the Monty Python alum at odds with current lefty pieties.

Beckham, Cumberbatch, Stewart and More Celebs Fight Brexit

Business
June 22nd, 2016 2:31 PM
Hundreds of British actors and celebrities are clamoring for Great Britain to remain part of the European Union when the nation votes this week. That’s in direct opposition to the view of many conservatives on both sides of the pond. Either result could have major economic consequences. UK citizens will vote June 23 on the contentious “Brexit” referendum. Putting their high…

NYT Taunts Silly Brits Supporting Brexit With Monty Python References

June 5th, 2016 12:49 PM
The liberal Euro-philes at the New York Times are at it again, mocking ignorant Britons for resenting the grand European Union trading bloc. London-based reporter Sarah Lyall made gentle mockery of the right-of-center push for England to exit the EU (a proposal known colloquailly as "Brexit") on Friday’s front page by evoking Monty Python, especially John Cleese: “On ‘…
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Ron Reagan: 'Judaism, Islam, Christianity, They Hate Women'

September 26th, 2015 12:21 PM
Appearing as a guest on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, during a discussion of the Catholic Church's refusal to allow women to become priests, liberal commentator Ron Reagan obnoxiously charged that "all of those monotheisms," specifying "Judaism, Islam, Christianity," are "terrified of" and "hate women" and  "hate genitals.…

More Useful Idiots: Cleese Hates Bush, Slams Marines, Chan Kicks Democ

April 21st, 2009 5:32 AM
Proving the old adage that instead of sitting quietly letting everyone think you are an idiot one should speak up and prove it, funnyman John Cleese and Kung Fu action star Jackie Chan recently did some talking that they should probably have avoided. Apparently unaware that they've left office, Cleese unloaded on George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and seemed to say U.S. Marines weren't very…