John Cleese rips into Fox News after it's duped by Monty Python quote
Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Michael Palin in a scene from Monthy Python and the Holy Grail (Photo credit: Warner Bros./Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
John Cleese joined Fox News' online pile-on after unwittingly quoting a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail in a news report.
The actor cheerfully retweeted footage of the embarrassing moment when the US news broadcaster believed it was reporting struggles between protest groups in the United States.
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"BREAKING," he wrote on Twitter. "Nobody @FoxNews has ever seen @montypython & The Holy Grail."
He followed him with a crying laughing emoji and the hashtags #runit #goodjournalism and #factchecking.
BREAKING: Nobody @FoxNews has ever seen @montypython & The Holy Grail. #runit #goodjournalism #factchecking
3:59 p.m. - June 15, 2020
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The unfortunate incident was part of a Fox report on the Capital Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), the protest group that occupies part of Seattle and is led by hip-hop artist Raz Simone.
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Hoping to highlight a break in the group, news anchor Martha MacCallum quoted from a Reddit post: “I didn't vote for Raz. I thought we were an autonomous collective. At least an anarcho-syndicalist community. We should take turns to be a kind of executive officer for the week. "
However, this was not a contradiction in the ranks of the demonstrators, but a quote that was amusingly taken from the 1975 film in which Graham Chapman's King Arthur met some villagers.
You can check the original clip below:
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