January 04, 2019

Netflix caves to Saudis, censors Muslim comedian over Khashoggi jokes

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

As I've reported before, comedy is dying, and this time it’s not just random outraged individuals getting angry on social media.

The New York Post reports: “Netflix has blocked an episode of Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” show from airing in Saudi Arabia after government officials complained.

“The episode featured Minhaj lampooning the Saudi government’s shifting explanations for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.”

We hear a lot about the Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman being the great modernizer of Saudi Arabia.

Take the news that Saudi now allows women to drive. On the one hand, it’s great news – on the other hand, the very fact that letting women drive is considered a "great step forward" shows just how far behind they are.

If a country is banning television shows that criticize or mock their leadership, then they’re not moderate or modern in the slightest.

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commented 2019-01-08 18:16:30 -0500
So, Trudeau was right to stand up to the Saudis?
commented 2019-01-07 15:47:21 -0500
They can sensor all the Muslim shows off mine.
commented 2019-01-07 14:22:18 -0500
Netflix is just another platform for the left.
commented 2019-01-05 14:17:57 -0500
I have cancelled my Netflix membership . I do not condone any form of censorship!
commented 2019-01-05 12:32:47 -0500
Marxism owns the airwaves and they speak with a forked tongue. Marxism also owns Politics, look at the Conservative Party (UK), only about 40% of it’s members are real Conservatives, the rest all fly a false flag and are there just to look after themselves and spin the UK into being European.
Perhaps it is time to tell them to Fork Off, in language they understand.
commented 2019-01-04 21:23:19 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,558 Attacks, 236,548 Killed, 315,622 Injured that we know of
commented 2019-01-04 19:55:29 -0500
I love free speech. It shows who’s smart and who’s stupid. We should decide whom we’ll watch. The government needs to keep its nose out of our business.