Saturday, May 6, 2017

Defending Stephen Colbert

The FCC is investigating satirist Stephen Colbert for a joke he made last Monday on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. The joke that conservatives are getting upset about? In a rant where Colbert defends CBS News' John Dickerson after Trump insulted him, Colbert goes all insult comic on Trump. He calls Trump a "c...kholster" for Russian President Putin. It starts at the 10:00 minute mark of Colbert's monologue.

A couple of things here. I saw this on TV. And first, CBS bleeped out the word "c... k." Second, this satire is protected by the First Amendment. Let me explain it to you conservatives. Trump has expressed an affection for Russian President Vladimir Putin. So he makes a joke about a sexual act between Trump and Putin. It's not homophobic either. Colbert says nothing bad bad about homosexuality.

I could cut the hypocrisy with a knife here. Trump has decried political correctness. Used a "F" bomb in a speech to the public. Bragged about grabbing a woman's genitalia. So, conservatives, where are Colbert's free speech rights?

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