Now, a thinking adult can look at Basil Fawlty persecute Manuel for being "from Barcelona", and process the information under the category of:
they may then file under a subcategory such as:
or any number of sub classifications affected by taste, values etc. etc.
What we can do is differentiate humour from inciting and from a proposed view or course of action.
Alan Jones has used humour within commentry to openly incite criminal actions. This is in addition to his proven cash for comments and other broadcasting misdemeanours.
When will the ACMA act?
Of course David Flint, Miranda Divine Andrew Bolte et al defend this stuff.
Others attack a funny little comedian making a rather poor taste joke about how fat Americans (how many US reality TV shows are the commercialisation of the pathos of the fat American) could have a use!
John has a good answer. He says, “It seems the police and the council are impotent here. All rhetoric, no action. My suggestion is to invite one of the biker gangs to be present in numbers at Cronulla railway station when these Lebanese thugs arrive...It'd be worth the price of admission to watch these cowards scurry back onto the train for the return trip to their lairs...Australians old and new shouldn’t have to put up with this scum."
Peter's of Kensington's range of gift hampers are designed to contain useful goodies. Oh there’s a stack of them aren’t there?
— 2GB, Alan Jones, 7th December, 2005
John: …if the police can’t do the job then the next tier is us.
Alan Jones: Yeah, good on you John.
John: Now, my grandfather was an old digger and he used to say to me when we were growing up, "Listen, shoot one, the rest'll run!" Right? Right?
— 2GB, Alan Jones, 6th December 2005
Yvonne: And if we don’t have enough police what’s wrong with getting the army in? Get these blokes a bit of a rifle butt in the face and they’ll, they’ll back off, they’re cowards!
Alan Jones: Well if it gets to that we might have to do that, you follow what I’m saying?
— 2GB, Alan Jones, 7th December 2005