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Sat May 6, 2017, 08:25 AM

Colbert shouldn't have used a gay slur to deride Chump

But it is far, far, far, far... far from a fireable offense. One has to look at what was meant as well as what was said. I don't believe he intended to deride gays.

BTW, I would have called Trump Putin's fluffer. That's gender neutral.

And now the FCC is getting involved. What's up with that ?


The Alt Right wants a scalp after we got Ailes' and O'Reilly's scalp.

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Reply Colbert shouldn't have used a gay slur to deride Chump (Original post)
DemocratSinceBirth May 2017 OP
no_hypocrisy May 2017 #1
janterry May 2017 #2
DemocratSinceBirth May 2017 #4
PunkinPi May 2017 #6
janterry May 2017 #7
liberal N proud May 2017 #3
spanone May 2017 #5
NutmegYankee May 2017 #8
jalan48 May 2017 #12
2naSalit May 2017 #14
Demonaut May 2017 #9
DemocratSinceBirth May 2017 #10
rock May 2017 #11
2naSalit May 2017 #15
yallerdawg May 2017 #13
DemocratSinceBirth May 2017 #16

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:34 AM

1. I don't see the issue specifically as gay.

If it had been a reference to heterosexual sex, the woman would have been implicated as a cocksucker.

The comment was based on two people having sex, IMO.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:40 AM

2. I sort of agree

I'm wondering if any complaints came from the LGBTQ community? From what I saw, many of the complaints originated from the trump Reddit site - and they are profoundly homophobic (almost proudly so).

I think they just used the issue because it would get results.

Does anyone know if the LGBTQ community is upset? I'm curious -

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Response to janterry (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:44 AM

4. It can be construed as homophobic because two people of the same gender were involved.

"There's Dave and his cockholster George."

But not a fireable offense.

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Response to janterry (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:47 AM

6. This link may help answer your question...

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #6)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:49 AM

7. TY

I'll read that carefully

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:42 AM

3. The FACEBOOK is getting involved because the Butternut Bigot is focused on himself, not...

The FACEBOOK is getting involved because the Butternut Bigot is focused on himself, not running a country.

Butternut Bigot is vindictive PERIOD.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:46 AM

5. fcc appointed by trump

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 08:57 AM

8. I don't see it as a gay slur - I see it as a dominance issue.

The implication is clear - Trump's on his knees and his master is standing.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #8)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:19 AM

12. I agree. It's about Trump being subservient to Putin. It's not about Trump being gay.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #8)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:38 AM

14. +1

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:14 AM

9. how is that gender neutral?

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:16 AM

10. They have gay fluffers and straight fluffers. The goal is to keep the actor in a state of arousal.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:16 AM

11. Not gay

Dominance.

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Response to rock (Reply #11)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:38 AM

15. +1

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:23 AM

13. "Gay-tinged" insults from heterosexuals...

is a vestige of another time - 30, 40, 50 years ago in our youth - and can be almost an uncontrollable reflexive reaction (Alec Baldwin lost his MSNBC show!).

When we all see Colbert's comment as inappropriate - when Colbert doesn't see it as appropriate - then we will have turned the page.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #13)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:42 AM

16. None of us are perfect...

Somebody does something to upset me and in my mind I will attribute it to the person's group until I realize the person is just an asshole.

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