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Dear Mr. Colbert: Me so stupid. You so funny!
Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/02/2014 4:27:21 AM PDT by Kaslin

Question: Who are the most prominent public purveyors of Asian stereotypes and ethnic language-mocking in America?

The right answer is liberal Hollywood and Democrats.

The wrong and slanderous answer is conservatives, which is what liberal performance artist/illegal-alien-amnesty lobbyist Stephen Colbert wants Americans to believe. Last week on his Comedy Central show, Colbert resurrected his "satirical" 2005 "Ching-Chong Ding-Dong" skit, in which he speaks in pidgin English with a grossly exaggerated accent. He used it in a boneheaded attempt to ridicule Republican football team owner Dan Snyder and others who defend the Washington Redskins' name.

"Oh, I ruv tea. It's so good for you. You so pretty, American girl," Colbert, in his conservative talk-show host persona, jibber-jabbers in the 2005 segment. "You come here. You kiss my tea make her sweet. I need no sugar when you around. Come on my rickshaw, I give you a ride to Bangkok." Forward to 2014: To mock Snyder's recent creation of a foundation to benefit Native Americans, Colbert replayed the skit and jeered in character that he was "willing to show the Asian community that I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever."

Last week, a group of diehard liberals, led by young Korean-American writer Suey Park, gave Colbert a hard time about his cringe-worthy act, which was accompanied by an awkward laugh track and left the distinct impression that the real Colbert enjoys crude ethnic-language mockery just a little too much.

Park and her liberal Twitter followers tenaciously questioned Colbert's use of "satire" that ends up stoking the racism it purports to mock and abhor. They obviously picked the incendiary #CancelColbert hashtag to force attention to their complaints. My view is and always has been that the answer to speech you disagree with is more and better speech. For me, #CancelColbert wasn't about censoring his show. It was about exposing his hypocrisy and don't-you-understand-satire double standards.

Park complained that Colbert and his defenders are race-baiting liberals who hide behind their self-professed progressivism. Absolutely. Progressives of pallor -- hipster racists -- have said and done some of the most bigoted things I've ever witnessed in my life and gotten away with it. And as one viewer noted, Colbert "obviously didn't use satire very effectively, because most people aren't talking about the Redskins issue or Dan Snyder." Indeed, many of his fans were too busy tweeting non-satirical anti-Asian bigotry, misogyny and ugly death threats.

I'm not surprised at many on the right who tripped over themselves to side with the entertainment industry Cool People -- or "coolists," as Greg Gutfeld brilliantly captures them in his new book, "Not Cool." In elite circles, it is uncool to say you think Stephen Colbert is unfunny. The suck-ups go along with Colbert's painfully inane Ching-Chong Ding-Dong schtick because they want to show they "get" Cool Colbert's "satire."

Wake up. These smug liberal elites are not your allies in the fight against political correctness run amok. Colbert and company marginalize conservatism while laughing all the way to the bank. Why would conservatives enable them? Gutfeld explains: "Pick a political, cultural or moral universe, and in each one it's the cool who seek to punish, mock or thwart the uncool. They do this freely and without much resistance, for exacting cool revenge is so common that the uncool let it happen without a fight -- a sort of cultural Stockholm syndrome."

Asians are also convenient, "uncool" punching bags. Unlike offended Muslim fanatics (see "The Mohammed Cartoons"), they're not going to issue fatwas, threaten beheadings or blow themselves up. Coward Colbert and his cable news persona would never dare offend the jihad-friendly brigade at CAIR; the only jabs he takes are at "Islamophobe" conservatives who worry about the poisonous spread of sharia law.

Colbert defenders "circled the wagons," as Rush Limbaugh pointed out on Monday, by griping instead about Limbaugh's 18-second imitation on radio of a Chinese government translator in 2011. "Notice how to get this guy out of the mess that he's in -- apparently they have to link him to me. Why? I don't know."

Colbert needs partisan sycophants to go along with his selective clown-nose act, every step of the way, to provide him total immunity as he scrapes the bottom of the "comedy" barrel to portray the right as racist. Blaming Rush (or lazily mocking my 2004 book on internment, profiling and national security, as Colbert did on his show Monday night) deflects from the genuine offense taken by Park and other liberals at Colbert's widespread dissemination of yellowface caricatures.

The Comedy Central political operatives need to make conservatives the demons so his audience forgets that liberal actress Rosie O'Donnell gratuitously mocked "ching-chong" accents on the mainstream ABC network show "The View" while her liberal co-hosts and audience laughed it up.

Or that Vice President Joe Biden mocked Indian accents in a 2012 jobs speech in New Hampshire and complained in 2008 on the campaign trail that "you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."

Or that former Secretary of State and leading 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton repeatedly has employed a degrading Southern accent to pander to black voters. (Google "I ain't noways tired.")

Or that Democrat Bob Beckel made fun of Louisiana GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal's State of the Union response address by likening it to a "call center ad in Mumbai."

Or that mainstream Hollywood productions from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Mickey Rooney's I.Y. Yunioshi) to "Sixteen Candles" (Long Duk Dong) to the sitcoms "How I Met Your Mother" (an entire show in yellowface) and "2 Broke Girls" (Han Lee) have done more to disseminate and profit off of cheap, vulgar, bucktoothed Asian stereotypes than Rush Limbaugh ever did.

It's not the outrage that's manufactured, but Colbert's sanctimonious myth of left-wing purity and his phony indictment of conservatives as the predominant forces of intolerance in America.

But what do I know, Mr. Colbert? Me so stupid. You so funny.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: asianamericans; hollywood; idiot; racism; stevencolbert

1 posted on 04/02/2014 4:27:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Love Michelle Malkin but why give a gnat like Colbert any extra pub?? His audience is surely a miniscule collection of buffoons and drug addicts who aren’t worth stressing over.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 4:37:24 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: Kaslin

Don’t forget that Hillary flings N-bombs and F-bombs around like some old Democrat politician....no wait, she IS and old Democrat politician.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 4:44:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Kaslin
Asians are the latest group to be thrown under the bus by liberals and Democrats.

Notice how quickly California legislator Yee got arrested, while Eric Holder's "Fast and Furious" operation, which does virtually the same thing (drug dealing, gun-running, money laundering) on a much larger scale gets nary a mention by the mainstream media.

Why Asians continue to support the Dems, I don't understand.

For the most part, Asians are conservative, hard-working, self-reliant individuals and families. Their natural home should be with the Right, not the Left. We should be doing more to help them see this.

4 posted on 04/02/2014 4:46:36 AM PDT by wai-ming
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To: Kaslin

The beauty of this article is that Michelle Malkin IS Asian.

Her last line is a classic.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 4:49:38 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Kaslin

I couldn’t believe he was doing this stuff, another moron self destructing.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 4:59:29 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: wai-ming

Rats are miffed with the Asians because the Asians refuse to dumb down to make room for the downtrodden.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 5:03:25 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Or how about her Paul Fray comment where she called him a "F----- Jew bastard" which was immediately brushed under the rug after Fray passed a lie detector test or Dick Morris who said Hitlery told him "That's all YOU people think about is money!" She's a totally anti-Semitic b*tch which is why the "Hitlery" tag is so deserving.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 5:04:56 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: wai-ming

“..Asians are conservative, hard-working, self-reliant individuals and families...”

And they will defend what they have, like the greengrocers in L.A. in 1992, with deadly force if necessary.

THAT’S why Democrats don’t like Asians. And, I hope it’s not too indelicate to point out, it’s also because most whites do not regard intermarriage with Asians as being interracial.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 5:23:54 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Kaslin
Colbert and company marginalize conservatism while laughing all the way to the bank.

Colbert is show-biz scum.

10 posted on 04/02/2014 5:24:38 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: PaleoBob

I think many young people get their “news” from him and that other guy on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 5:24:56 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Kaslin
Or that mainstream Hollywood productions from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Mickey Rooney's I.Y. Yunioshi) to "Sixteen Candles" (Long Duk Dong)...

C'mon Michelle - don't kock The Donger!

No more yankee my wankee - The Donger need food!

12 posted on 04/02/2014 5:27:28 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Kaslin

Because Asians tend to be successful and not like welfare schemes, they get the Democrat razz which is not tolerated when it is, say, homosexuals or Hispanics whose oxen are getting gored.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 5:40:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Kaslin

I have never foudn Colbert remotely funny. He is annoying. He mocks traditional America and patriotism. And, as Malkin points out, engages in racial humor under the guise that he is just acting like a conservative racist. In a sane world, he would be luckly to get 5 minutes on stage at some local, B-rate night club between while the strippers were in between acts.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 5:54:16 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Kaslin

Boy! I’d hate to see Ms. Malkin after viewing an episode of the politically-incorrect tv classic “F Troop”!


15 posted on 04/02/2014 5:56:46 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: wai-ming
<>Why Asians continue to support the Dems, I don't understand.

I don't...........................

16 posted on 04/02/2014 6:30:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Rummyfan
Colbert is show-biz scum.

Colbert is ANY-biz scum........................

17 posted on 04/02/2014 6:31:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: miss marmelstein

I watched some re-runs of F-Troop a couple of years ago on TVLand. They did not play the theme-song, just instrumental version, no words.......................


18 posted on 04/02/2014 6:32:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: PghBaldy

You think correct.....................


19 posted on 04/02/2014 6:34:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Red Badger
The Hekawi tribe is the surviving remnant of the oft referred to Fugawi's; who went extinct after a run-in with the vastly superior Censor tribe.
20 posted on 04/02/2014 7:00:33 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Hillary is also apparently a hater of Jews. Just like her dead friend Obama and her successor Lurch.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Red Badger

2nd Season eliminated the hilarious lyrics. Pluses on the 2nd season is that you have caricatures by Mort Drucker of Mad Magazine fame and the edition of Frank DeKova’s name to the opening credits. He had made a huge hit as the very Jewish Native American, Wild Eagle. Ms. Malkin would faint at the portrayal.


22 posted on 04/02/2014 11:48:47 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: PghBaldy

I think many young people get their “news” from him and that other guy on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart


They do, no argument. But many more HEAR about them from pundits on OUR side. Best to just ignore them. Their “following” is generally small and too stupid to waste time on. Second-day publicity from the likes of Rush or Michelle doubles or triples their audience.

Just a small criticism. I still love Michelle.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 4:48:56 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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