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22nd Sep '17 7:06:34 PM nombretomado
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%%** It was also a Music/TomLehrer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4&NR=1 one-liner]].


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* ''Music/AnEveningWastedWithTomLehrer'': The song "It Makes a Fellow Proud to Be a Soldier" describes a variety of incompetent and inappropriate recruits Lehrer supposedly encountered during a stint in the Army. In the spoken introduction, he remarks:
-->One of the many fine things one has to admit is the way that the Army has carried the American democratic ideal to its logical conclusion, in the sense that not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, and color, but also on the grounds of ability.
16th Sep '17 5:16:52 PM nombretomado
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* The [[YanksWithTanks USAF]] fighter pilot band Music/DosGringos has a song called ''You Gotta Be In The Guard'', which decries the increasing restrictions on fighter pilot behavior. The Air National Guard, according to them, is ''more'' lenient on conduct than the Air Force.

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* The [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks USAF]] fighter pilot band Music/DosGringos has a song called ''You Gotta Be In The Guard'', which decries the increasing restrictions on fighter pilot behavior. The Air National Guard, according to them, is ''more'' lenient on conduct than the Air Force.
6th Sep '17 6:32:12 PM nombretomado
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** One story line has Grumbel's dealing with fallout after listing Christmas trees as 'holiday trees' in their ad. The worst part was it was an accident: someone made a proofreading error.
** A recurring plot in December comics is that the employees just can't win with holiday greetings. If they say 'Merry Christmas' someone gets offended. If they say 'Happy Holidays', someone gets offended. If they say nothing ''at all'', someone gets offended. It's PlayedForLaughs in one strip: Stuart greets a customer with 'Merry Christmas', and when she looks horrified, he changes it to 'Happy Holidays'. In his head he grumbles about this trope, while she's horrified by his Christmas greeting because it's the second day of ''October''.

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** One story line has Grumbel's dealing with fallout after listing Christmas trees as 'holiday trees' in their ad.ad, leading to protests and worse sales than usual. The worst part was it was an accident: someone made a proofreading error.
** A recurring plot in December comics is that the employees just can't win with holiday greetings. If they say 'Merry Christmas' someone gets offended. If they say 'Happy Holidays', someone gets offended. If they say nothing ''at all'', someone gets offended. It's to the point where Marla tells her employees to say whatever they want, as they'll get yelled at anyway.
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It's PlayedForLaughs in one strip: Stuart greets a customer with 'Merry Christmas', and when she looks horrified, he changes it to 'Happy Holidays'. In his head he grumbles about this trope, how people are so politcally correct, while she's horrified by his Christmas greeting because it's the second day of ''October''.
5th Sep '17 6:15:13 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Article 4", nearly everyone on Sealab abuses the affirmative action policy to get promoted to Captain... except for Quinn, who's [[OnlySaneMan too proud and too sensible,]] and Stormy, who's [[TheDitz too stupid]], and Allen and the other Asians (whom Article 4 actually discriminated against).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Article 4", nearly everyone on Sealab abuses the affirmative action policy to get promoted to Captain... except for Quinn, who's [[OnlySaneMan too proud and too sensible,]] and Stormy, who's [[TheDitz too stupid]], Murphy (who's already captain), and Allen and the other Asians (whom Article 4 actually discriminated against).''discriminated'' against). Even a ''dolphin'' and a ''monkey'' got promotions.
12th Aug '17 10:26:56 AM nombretomado
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* Inverted with UsefulNotes/NewZealand journalist Steve Kilgallon, when he wrote of [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/columnists/4449295/First-against-the-wall-Political-correctness-gone-mad-parrots urban legends being used as examples of PC gone mad]]: "They're all rubbish, but Literature/NineteenEightyFour has finally come to pass: we're all [[GullibleLemmings stupid enough to believe them]]." See also the {{Moviebob}} example in the Web Original section below.

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* Inverted with UsefulNotes/NewZealand journalist Steve Kilgallon, when he wrote of [[http://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/columnists/4449295/First-against-the-wall-Political-correctness-gone-mad-parrots urban legends being used as examples of PC gone mad]]: "They're all rubbish, but Literature/NineteenEightyFour has finally come to pass: we're all [[GullibleLemmings stupid enough to believe them]]." See also the {{Moviebob}} [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] example in the Web Original section below.



* This is inverted by {{Moviebob}} in his Big Picture video [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2783-Correctitude "Correctitude"]], where he claims that it's political ''in''correctness that's gone mad. More specifically, he feels that "PC" has been turned into a [[TheWarOnStraw strawman]] by people trying to defend their sexism and bigotry.

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* This is inverted by {{Moviebob}} [[Creator/BobChipman Moviebob]] in his Big Picture video [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/2783-Correctitude "Correctitude"]], where he claims that it's political ''in''correctness that's gone mad. More specifically, he feels that "PC" has been turned into a [[TheWarOnStraw strawman]] by people trying to defend their sexism and bigotry.
12th Aug '17 9:45:27 AM nombretomado
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Retail}}'':
** One story line has Grumbel's dealing with fallout after listing Christmas trees as 'holiday trees' in their ad. The worst part was it was an accident: someone made a proofreading error.
** A recurring plot in December comics is that the employees just can't win with holiday greetings. If they say 'Merry Christmas' someone gets offended. If they say 'Happy Holidays', someone gets offended. If they say nothing ''at all'', someone gets offended. It's PlayedForLaughs in one strip: Stuart greets a customer with 'Merry Christmas', and when she looks horrified, he changes it to 'Happy Holidays'. In his head he grumbles about this trope, while she's horrified by his Christmas greeting because it's the second day of ''October''.
7th Aug '17 5:32:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Article 4", nearly everyone on Sealab abuses the affirmative action policy to get promoted to Captain... except for Quinn, who's [[OnlySaneMan too proud and too sensible,]] and Stormy, who's [[TheDitz too stupid]].
** "Don't go out there, that black chick is crazy!"

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' episode "Article 4", nearly everyone on Sealab abuses the affirmative action policy to get promoted to Captain... except for Quinn, who's [[OnlySaneMan too proud and too sensible,]] and Stormy, who's [[TheDitz too stupid]].
** "Don't go out there, that black chick is crazy!"
stupid]], and Allen and the other Asians (whom Article 4 actually discriminated against).
29th Jul '17 9:37:56 AM nombretomado
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* One episode of Series/CriminalMinds deals with this trope. The protagonist realize the serial killer who's been killing black women in the city is black himself and was using his race to avoid suspicion with his victims and the police. However, the Mayor refuses to allow the FBI to revealed this to the media as he's been accused of being a racist by the public for allowing black women to be killed while the killer(who the public thinks is white) has yet to be caught and this new information would only make things worse.

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* One episode of Series/CriminalMinds ''Series/CriminalMinds'' deals with this trope. The protagonist realize the serial killer who's been killing black women in the city is black himself and was using his race to avoid suspicion with his victims and the police. However, the Mayor refuses to allow the FBI to revealed this to the media as he's been accused of being a racist by the public for allowing black women to be killed while the killer(who the public thinks is white) has yet to be caught and this new information would only make things worse.
* ''Series/LastManStanding'' frequently mocks this. In one episode, when Mandy asks Mike to give a speech at her college's graduation ceremony, free speech advocate Mike gets angry when they tell him it has to be free of "micro-aggressions" such as saying America is "a place where anyone can succeed" (because not everyone who lives in the country is successful and it might make the audience members feel bad). Mike refuses to speak and beats the college at their own game by having a colleague of his who shares his views speak instead. Since she's a female Islamic immigrant from Pakistan, the school won't silence her out of fear of being accused of discriminating against women, Muslims, and Middle Eastern people.
8th Jul '17 4:07:49 PM nombretomado
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* A representative for the Giant Disembodied Zombie Heads (one of the basement-dwelling races in ''SkinHorse'') takes offense at being called "undead", preferring the term "undead-''american''".

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* A representative for the Giant Disembodied Zombie Heads (one of the basement-dwelling races in ''SkinHorse'') ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'') takes offense at being called "undead", preferring the term "undead-''american''".
4th Jul '17 6:51:06 PM nombretomado
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* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfDoIyI20z0 this video]] made by the Website/YouTube atheist, WebVideo/{{Thunderf00t}}, he argues that this trope is the core issue of the March 2013 "[[ScandalGate Donglegate]]" affair, as well as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVKyesBzDAs his comment]] on the short-lived "Ban Bossy" campaign.
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