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In defense of Stephen Colbert

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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:18 PM
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President Trump has, for months, been the target of Stephen Colbert’s pointed jokes and mockery.

But many on social media believe the “Late Show” host went too far Monday night in making an oral-sex joke regarding Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

#FireColbert was trending on Twitter Wednesday morning. There’s a new Twitter account called @firecolbert. Its first tweet: “It’s time to #FireColbert! It’s time he be removed from CBS. Let your voice be heard! #Boycott all of Stephen Colbert’s advertisers.” There’s also a new website, firecolbert.com.

The anger from Trump supporters was over a series of jokes that Colbert unloaded in the last two minutes of his monologue on Monday night in reaction to how the president dealt with CBS News political director John Dickerson.


To keep consistent, to try to stay true to what I believe. . . .

I am here to say that Colbert should not be fired because of what he said.

He's a comedian. I think he's an asshole. But even assholes have a right to say what they want, without the constant worry that they will be fired.

He's critical of Trump.

So what.

Lots of people here have said worse. Hell, I say worse about Hillary.

"But he's on tv!"

So?

If he signed an agreement saying that he wouldn't say bad things about the president, then we'd have a lot more to worry about than some dumb comedian.

Let him speak.

Just because he speaks, does not mean that we have to watch.

Shouldn't we be done with punishing people just because they said something?
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:22 PM
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The best way to fire him is to simply not watch him. I didn't even know he was still on, honestly. I usually have better things to watch at that time of night, assuming I am still even awake.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I'm asleep by then.

The last "new guy" I enjoyed watching was Conan.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I don't think he should be fired but should apologize form making such a crude remark on Network TV...

Save that kind of humor for HBO.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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Nothing like a satire comedian whose a hissy fit crybaby.


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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:27 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Except for thinking he's an asshole, I agree with you.

For the rest of the conservative crowd upset by his words I leave you this meme..




posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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YES. Let him sink his career by going for shock value, like most no-talent fools. He was a 'thing' for a while, now he's nothing, so all he can do for attention is say things that are stupid. Yes, it's stupid.

Let him keep going. Give a dummy enough rope on TV, he'll hang himself by the holster.


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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:28 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
He's a comedian.

People keep letting him off the hook by saying this.

What he was doing wasn't comedy. It was pure unadulterated Hate.


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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Right. He's a comedian.






And what he said is true.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I'm with you. Not a fan of Colbert though I loved his comedy central show, now he wears his feelings on his sleeve to much for me. He's like a bitchier version of John Stewart now. John I didn't care for though I respected the hell out of him. Anyone is can eloquently convey their convictions though they may be different than mine is still a good person.

Either way anyone should be able to speak their mind, we vote by consuming. If it turns off viewers that's Capitalism. I myself will stick with Fallon.


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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Nothing like a satire comedian whose a hissy fit crybaby.


Which makes all the outrage over his act even more ironic.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: FissionSurplus

Aw he's nothing cuz he says trump ________.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: Deplorable

I laughed.


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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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I happened to watch him a couple times in the past, he was more entertaining bouncing his comedy off of John Stewart. No comedian should be fired because they make a 'bad' joke. If a comedian doesn't make you laugh then he will no longer be a comedian.

This current society cries of boycott and fire people because they say or type something wrong or off needs to be curtailed.


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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme


And what he said is true.


That's odd, you tried to pass your opinion as fact.
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: GuidedKill


Well it's a metaphor.
Saying Michelle is transsexual isn't.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Sillyolme


And what he said is true.


That's odd, you tried to pass your opinion is fact.


You know the old saying about opinions....They are like A$$holes, everyone has them and they all stink....

It's just this particular opinion is like a mash up of Mexican food and hot Indian Curry.....toxic.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: CriticalStinker

My opinion is real. Isn't yours?



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: GuidedKill


Well it's a metaphor.
Saying Michelle is transsexual isn't.


So saying "she's so masculine she is boarder line Tranny" isn't a metaphor

A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers, for rhetorical effect, to one thing by mentioning another thing.[1] It may provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas. Antithesis, hyperbole, metonymy and simile are all types of metaphor.[2] One of the most commonly cited examples of a metaphor in English literature is the "All the world's a stage" monologue from As You Like It:


I mean......


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