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Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:12 PM

Fox News Reported A Reddit Post Quoting 'Monty Python And The Holy Grail' As Real




Fox News Reported A Reddit Post Quoting ‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ As Real
Ryan NagelhoutTwitterContributing Writer
June 13, 2020


While protests regarding police brutality against Black people have continued in cities across the country, Seattle’s “Capital Hill Autonomous Zone” has gotten the brunt of the attention from much of the media in recent days, especially on Fox News. But it appears that Fox isn’t aware of the work of John Cleese and Co., and it accidentally let a clear reference to one of the Monty Python movies on air as fact when reporting about the area in Seattle where protesters have been free to assemble for the last few days.

Josh Billinson pointed out on Saturday that the Reddit post shown on the conservative network was actually a nearly word-for-word parody of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Billinson later provided the video of the report, which took the poster and their apparent frustrations with the protests and its leadership very seriously.

But as Billinson pointed out, the lines are actually from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, specifically a scene where the king tries to get information about who lives in a castle and is thoroughly turned around by mere commoners.

The scene is classic Monty Python, creating a conflict out of a simple misunderstanding and turning it into a commentary on the entire political structure of medieval Europe. And the language in the Reddit post is identical to the scene, which almost certainly means it was a joke and not an actual social uprising within a social uprising. All that’s missing is King Arthur’s shouts for the commoners to be quiet.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:14 PM

1. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!

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Response to Initech (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:42 PM

4. Just because some watery tart throws a Simitar at you,,,,,

And so forth.

You don't vote for Kings.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 11:33 PM

3. And avoid rabbits

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Response to unc70 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 12:12 AM

6. Run away! Run away!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 12:09 AM

5. Too Funny.

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Sun Jun 14, 2020, 12:33 AM

7. How long until Fox accuses people of having hamsters for mother?

And fathers stinking of elderberry wine?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 01:24 AM

8. Fox News? I fart in their general direction. :)

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