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Late Show host Stephen Colbert to be investigated over Trump joke
SBS ^ | May 6, 2017 | AAP

Posted on 05/05/2017 10:34:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The US Federal Communications Commission will look into complaints made against talk show host Stephen Colbert for what some have labelled a homophobic joke about President Donald Trump.

Colbert faced a backlash following the Monday night airing of The Late Show, during which he made numerous jokes about Trump during his opening monologue.

Among them, he said: "The only thing [Trump's] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c**k holster."

Viewers took to social media to declare Colbert's joke homophobic.

The hashtag #FireColbert began spreading around Twitter, along with calls for people to boycott sponsors of the late-night show.

"I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints, and we've gotten a number of them, we are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it's been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we'll take the appropriate action," FCC chairman Ajit Pai told Philadelphia's Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

Colbert responded to the controversy during his opening monologue on Wednesday, saying he regretted his choice of words but stopped short of an apology.

"So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be," he said.

"I'm not going to repeat the phrase, but I just want to say for the record, life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is to me, an American hero," he said.

"I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else. But, that."


TOPICS: Government; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: colbert; homosexuals; television; trump
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1 posted on 05/05/2017 10:34:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Colbert isn’t a Joke?


2 posted on 05/05/2017 10:39:48 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition mobile devices. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So then, people on Twitter aren’t upset about the crude vile suggestion , they are upset that they thought Colbert was being disrespectful of homosexual sex??? Really?? That’s their interpretation of the comment?? The fact that somehow homosexuality was the butt of the joke???


3 posted on 05/05/2017 10:45:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s to investigate? Lowest common denominator language is the only way he can communicate with his audience.

If they weren’t low-lifes they wouldn’t be watching him in the first place.


4 posted on 05/05/2017 10:47:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I see what you did there.


butt of the joke???


5 posted on 05/05/2017 10:51:54 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools. Go Trump!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I know. The “gay” side of that foul mouthed monologue never even occurred to me, until I read it here! What is the matter with the FCC? Have they themselves no language standards, but only “issue” based ones?


6 posted on 05/05/2017 10:56:26 PM PDT by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia are the farm team for more Marxists coming... infinitum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Remember how mad the left was about this?

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/08/12/211324453/rodeo-clown-in-obama-mask-sparks-outrage-apologies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-rodeo-clown-incident-illustrates-nations-continued-racial-divide/2013/08/15/8da23cf0-05b8-11e3-88d6-d5795fab4637_story.html?utm_term=.50e68640e867

http://www.victoriataft.com/obama-mask-rodeo-clown-loses-job-while-left-wear-obama-mask-with-no-fall-out/

7 posted on 05/05/2017 11:02:15 PM PDT by Chgogal (I will NOT submit, therefore, Jihadists hate me.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They don’t like the implication that there is something wrong with a man performng oral on another man.

But every normal person in the back if their minds knows that there is, which is why even lib comedians sometimes make gay jokes.


8 posted on 05/05/2017 11:05:38 PM PDT by Impy (End the kritarchy!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Colbert is the pride of the katholyk church. Pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, no borders, global government.


9 posted on 05/05/2017 11:12:01 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (https://youtu.be/IYUYya6bPGw)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leftist pecking order:

womyn < minorities < LGBTQWERTY < Mohammedans

[It’s why they like Obama so much, because he’s an effeminate, half black, homosexual Muzzie.]

Now, if Cold Bert had said Trump was Aqua-Velva-Dad’s c**k holster, then there would have been no outcry.


10 posted on 05/05/2017 11:16:55 PM PDT by nickedknack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say let the Leftists rant on. They are saying things 100 times worse than anything Trump has been accused of sayings.

Let America see them in all their depraved glory.


11 posted on 05/05/2017 11:42:31 PM PDT by Az Joe (Gloria in excelsis Deo)
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To: Impy

The world has gone crazy. It wasn’t homophobic, it was obcene and disgusting. Also juvenile and pain dumb. This was after Trump missile attacked putin’s client in Syria. Just stupid.


12 posted on 05/05/2017 11:42:38 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Johnny Carson could tell jokes without using foul language. That’s why the current crop of talk show hosts are mediocre.


13 posted on 05/05/2017 11:53:40 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CBS will take offense before the FCC will.


14 posted on 05/06/2017 12:03:39 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The joke is clearly obscene.

But homophobic?

I don’t get it.


15 posted on 05/06/2017 12:03:54 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s his hypocrisy that’s offensive. Suddenly all the PC rules are abandoned when liberals want to bash someone.


16 posted on 05/06/2017 12:36:16 AM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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Headline is ridiculous #FakeNews. What Colbert said was by no definition any attempt at a “joke”....

It was the end of a vicious, demented diatribe, and it was simply a crude slur.

One way the Mediascum tries to control the messaging is by re-describing and mis-characterizing just about everything which occurs, so that if you did not see/hear/read the original event you get only a highly filtered, distorted impression of what happened.

All #FakeNews all the time.


17 posted on 05/06/2017 12:42:39 AM PDT by Enchante (Searching throughout the country for one honest Democrat....)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Yep

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3550665/posts


18 posted on 05/06/2017 12:57:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (Multiculturalism: Everyone wants to inhabit the world of white men with no white men in it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c**k holster.””

That’s not as much homophobia as it is profanity. It might be homophobic if both men were gay.


20 posted on 05/06/2017 1:54:00 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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