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Sat May 6, 2017, 03:30 PM

Stephen Colbert to be investigated by FCC after 'offensive' Trump joke

Friday, May 5, 2017
Stephen Colbert’s remarks about Donald Trump are going to be investigated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to its chairman.

On Thursday, Ajit Pai said the body had received several complaints after Colbert said: “The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster,” on his Monday night show.

In an interview with the radio host Rich Zeoli, Pai said: “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.”


The insults against Donald Trump were in retribution for the latter’s treatment of CBS host John Dickerson.


On Wednesday, Colbert said he would change “a few words that were cruder than they needed to be” but confirmed that he would still do it again if he had the chance.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/may/05/stephen-colbert-offensive-trump-joke-fcc-investigation



Stand your ground Stephen!! Freedom of speech!!
I would assume that DT was responsible for "the several phone calls".

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Reply Stephen Colbert to be investigated by FCC after 'offensive' Trump joke (Original post)
Equinox Moon May 2017 OP
HAB911 May 2017 #1
Equinox Moon May 2017 #3
smirkymonkey May 2017 #5
dalton99a May 2017 #9
C_U_L8R May 2017 #12
dhill926 May 2017 #2
OnDoutside May 2017 #6
forgotmylogin May 2017 #7
dhill926 May 2017 #8
rzemanfl May 2017 #4
Squinch May 2017 #10
rzemanfl May 2017 #11
Initech May 2017 #14
Initech May 2017 #13
Equinox Moon May 2017 #15
Initech May 2017 #16
Equinox Moon May 2017 #17
HAB911 May 2017 #18
oberliner May 2017 #19
Crunchy Frog May 2017 #20

Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:35 PM

1. Joke about sexual assaulter: INVESTIGATED.

Be sexual assaulter: NOTHING.
Laugh at lying AG: PROSECUTED.
Be AG who lies to Congress: NOTHING.



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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:49 PM

3. You got it right.

Hypocrisy on steroids.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:52 PM

5. This exactly!

WTF? I can't believe this shit! How ridiculous!

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:19 PM

9. +1

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:28 PM

12. Apparently, President Cockholster

can't take a joke. What a knobber.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:37 PM

2. they're looking for a scalp to make up for O'Reilly...

assholes...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:59 PM

6. There's no way they'll get head for cock holster.

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:10 PM

7. Even if he does get censured or fined

it will be even more comedy fodder for him.

He may even bring out that guy from the Colbert Report to weigh in.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #7)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:17 PM

8. that would be classic....:)

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:50 PM

4. Wouldn't proof be required that Putin never put his **** there?

Colbert should demand a full and complete accounting of all of Drumpf's sexual contacts in the former Soviet Union.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:56 PM

10. Oh!.... oh!... That is BEAUTIFUL!



Please write to someone at the show and suggest this defense.

Please, oh, please???

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Response to Squinch (Reply #10)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:02 PM

11. After dinner. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #4)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:36 PM

14. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

Love this!

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Response to Equinox Moon (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:34 PM

13. If a Trump supporter were to say what Colbert did, they'd cry free speech.

At the drop of a hat. But since Colbert did, they're crying for investigations and firings. Keep playing the free speech card, Trumpers. You're playing a very dangerous game here, and you'll lose every time.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:39 PM

15. I would assume this is a DT thing to go after him.

Colbert is the #1 late night show because of the fake pundit monologues slamming trump that he does (as we all know about). Trump wants to suppress all the dissent. Well, DT, Colbert has that free speech thing on his side.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #15)

Sat May 6, 2017, 10:44 PM

16. It's not Trump we need to be concerned about.

It's his supporters. They don't seem to get that free speech works for both sides. They think they have a monopoly on free speech because they've been suppressed by the "liberal media" and liberal education. But what they don't get - and will learn the hard way - is that free speech works both ways. We have a right to say what we feel as much as they have a right to say what they feel. If they want to play that game, it is the equivalent of playing chicken on a Los Angeles freeway. They'll lose every time.

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Sat May 6, 2017, 11:24 PM

17. Yep.

Free speech goes both ways. I think trump does not know that either. He and his deplorables.

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Sun May 7, 2017, 08:59 AM

18. FCC Considers Fining Stephen Colbert Over Controversial Trump Joke

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission revealed Friday that the agency is considering whether to fine Stephen Colbert over the Late Show host's controversial joke about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

On Monday's Late Show, Colbert quipped that "the only thing [Trump's] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's cock holster." The joke drew accusations of homophobia, a viral #FireColbert campaign and FCC complaints against Colbert.

In an interview Friday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai told a Philadelphia radio station, "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."

Pai added, "Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be. A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do," Variety reports.

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/fcc-considers-fining-stephen-colbert-over-trump-joke-w480994



Soon we'll see fines for blasphemy I'm sure

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Sun May 7, 2017, 09:00 AM

19. Is the inverse of that true as well?

 

Meaning, if a Trump supporter said what Colbert did, would we be calling for that person to be fired?

Ann Coulter, for instance, says crap like that all the time.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #19)

Sun May 7, 2017, 11:02 AM

20. Has the FCC ever gone after her, or threatened to do so?

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