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13th Jun '17 6:58:30 PM nombretomado
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Along the same lines, a governmental authority (often a local council or MediaWatchdog) is accused of being over-zealous to the point of parody in trying to avoid offense to minority groups - not unlike the CulturePolice but in the other direction. [[{{Kotobagari}} Certain words or phrases are said to have been "banned"]], as if, say, Chipping Sodbury Borough Council has any effective power over the English language or, indeed, ''anything''. Often, the body in question are not only being overly cautious, they're actually oppressing the group that is the target of their actions, and are shocked should their targets explain that [[ForYourOwnGood a patronizing, paternalistic attitude]] can be [[UnwantedAssistance just as offensive as the perceived slight]]. On the other hand, since this is often a {{satire}} we're dealing with, it's just as likely that the mere hint of the word "offense" will indeed result in the offending work being [[BannedInChina Banned In Chipping Sodbury]].

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Along the same lines, a governmental authority (often a local council or MediaWatchdog) is accused of being over-zealous to the point of parody in trying to avoid offense to minority groups - not unlike the CulturePolice but in the other direction. [[{{Kotobagari}} Certain words or phrases are said to have been "banned"]], as if, say, Chipping Sodbury Borough Council has any effective power over the English language or, indeed, ''anything''. Often, the body in question are is not only being overly cautious, they're actually oppressing the group that is the target of their actions, and are shocked should their targets explain that [[ForYourOwnGood a patronizing, paternalistic attitude]] can be [[UnwantedAssistance just as offensive as the perceived slight]]. On the other hand, since this is often a {{satire}} we're dealing with, it's just as likely that the mere hint of the word "offense" will indeed result in the offending work being [[BannedInChina Banned In Chipping Sodbury]].
16th May '17 2:43:59 PM nombretomado
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* {{Tumblr}} blog [[http://plebcomics.tumblr.com Plebcomics]] focuses a lot of its content on this. And on starting [[FlameWar flame wars]].

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* {{Tumblr}} Website/{{Tumblr}} blog [[http://plebcomics.tumblr.com Plebcomics]] focuses a lot of its content on this. And on starting [[FlameWar flame wars]].
30th Apr '17 10:33:42 AM nombretomado
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%%** It was also a TomLehrer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4&NR=1 one-liner]].

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%%** It was also a TomLehrer Music/TomLehrer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4&NR=1 one-liner]].
29th Apr '17 6:37:40 PM nombretomado
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** They changed Zakuro's/Renee's weapon from a cross to a stick in their badly mangled TokyoMewMew dub (as "Mew Mew Power"). They also went out of their way to airbrush her cross necklace in every shot, as well as to cut shots of her praying at a cathedral and censoring the giant cross in said cathedral, which was the setting of one battle. Surprisingly, they aren't always consistent about what they censor: an early episode of {{Pokemon}} had Misty holding up a real cross and specifically referring to it as such.

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** They changed Zakuro's/Renee's weapon from a cross to a stick in their badly mangled TokyoMewMew ''Anime/TokyoMewMew'' dub (as "Mew Mew Power"). They also went out of their way to airbrush her cross necklace in every shot, as well as to cut shots of her praying at a cathedral and censoring the giant cross in said cathedral, which was the setting of one battle. Surprisingly, they aren't always consistent about what they censor: an early episode of {{Pokemon}} had Misty holding up a real cross and specifically referring to it as such.
26th Apr '17 3:38:32 PM Fighteer
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* ''Incompetence'' by RobGrant is set in a future United States of Europe where (based on actual laws proposed in France) it is illegal to discriminate against candidates for employment not only on the grounds of gender, age, race or creed, but on ''actual ability to do the job'', with predictable results.
** ''Magazine/{{MAD}},'' appropriately enough, had an article like this wherein at the close of the article one person got to join the NBA despite being ''dead'', and the horrible circus accident where a six-foot-tall "midget" clown suffocated inside a clown car along with his three-foot-tall co-workers because of being hired via affirmative action.
** It was also a TomLehrer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4&NR=1 one-liner]].

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* ''Incompetence'' ''Literature/{{Incompetence}}'' by RobGrant Creator/RobGrant is set in a future United States of Europe where (based on actual laws proposed in France) it is illegal to discriminate against candidates for employment not only on the grounds of gender, age, race or creed, but on ''actual ability to do the job'', with predictable results.
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''Magazine/{{MAD}},'' appropriately enough, had an article like this wherein at the close of the article one person got to join the NBA despite being ''dead'', and the horrible circus accident where a six-foot-tall "midget" clown suffocated inside a clown car along with his three-foot-tall co-workers because of being hired via affirmative action.
** %%** It was also a TomLehrer [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0L_rD7CCe4&NR=1 one-liner]].
16th Apr '17 5:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* StanFreberg did this back in 1957, when he sang (purportedly at the insistence of a MoralGuardian) "''Elderly'' Man River"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlTlYfqQV4]], with political correctness and proper grammar and pronunciation -- i.e., ridiculously {{Bowdleriz|ation}}ed.

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* StanFreberg Creator/StanFreberg did this back in 1957, when he sang (purportedly at the insistence of a MoralGuardian) "''Elderly'' Man River"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlTlYfqQV4]], with political correctness and proper grammar and pronunciation -- i.e., ridiculously {{Bowdleriz|ation}}ed.
10th Apr '17 12:00:11 PM nombretomado
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* {{Seanbaby}} enlisted Frosty the Snowman to combat the War on Christmas in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/frosty-snowman-declares-war-war-christmas/ this comic]] from Cracked. What Frosty learns in his quest is '''A:''' the people whining about how offensive and exclusionary the word "Christmas" is are doing so on behalf of people who don't exist, and '''B:''' just let them whine, because Christmas is the most unkillable cultural achievement since pornography and it's not going anywhere.

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* {{Seanbaby}} Creator/{{Seanbaby}} enlisted Frosty the Snowman to combat the War on Christmas in [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/frosty-snowman-declares-war-war-christmas/ this comic]] from Cracked. What Frosty learns in his quest is '''A:''' the people whining about how offensive and exclusionary the word "Christmas" is are doing so on behalf of people who don't exist, and '''B:''' just let them whine, because Christmas is the most unkillable cultural achievement since pornography and it's not going anywhere.
20th Feb '17 5:19:28 PM nombretomado
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This title, taken from an [[MemeticMutation infamous]] CatchPhrase of the ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'', a British tabloid newspaper, can refer to one of two things.

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This title, taken from an [[MemeticMutation infamous]] CatchPhrase of the ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'', a British tabloid newspaper, can refer to one of two things.



* ''[[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'':

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* ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian]]'':
23rd Jan '17 3:21:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the atheist-ruled world of ''Soon'' by [[LeftBehind Jerry Jenkins]], Christmas has been replaced by 'Wintermas'. Apparently Jenkins felt that having 'Christ' in the world would have offended the StrawAtheist world government but the word 'mas(s)' is left untouched.

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* In the atheist-ruled world of ''Soon'' by [[LeftBehind Jerry Jenkins]], Jenkins, Christmas has been replaced by 'Wintermas'. Apparently Jenkins felt that having 'Christ' in the world would have offended the StrawAtheist world government but the word 'mas(s)' is left untouched.
8th Jan '17 1:30:54 PM nombretomado
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* One of the ''[[TheUltimates Ultimate Avengers]]'' mini-series has a scene where the second Comicbook/BlackWidow refers her teammate Tyrone as an "African-American", despite the fact that he comes from England. Comicbook/WarMachine points this out and says that there's nothing offensive about calling him black, but Widow states that it still makes her uncomfortable and asks if "African-English" would be more appropriate.

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* One of the ''[[TheUltimates ''[[ComicBook/TheUltimates Ultimate Avengers]]'' mini-series has a scene where the second Comicbook/BlackWidow refers her teammate Tyrone as an "African-American", despite the fact that he comes from England. Comicbook/WarMachine points this out and says that there's nothing offensive about calling him black, but Widow states that it still makes her uncomfortable and asks if "African-English" would be more appropriate.
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