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In defense of Stephen Colbert

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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: FissionSurplus

No, we don't all agree with that. Some of us do, but by no means all.

The last two threads on this subject pretty clearly demonstrated that several people are of the opinion that a TV personality shouldn't be allowed to talk about the President like that.

At least not since January 2017, anyway.




posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

The conservatives should pull a liberal move and show up at his work, home, and harass him and everyone he's associated with until he never works another day in his life



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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It is not the joke that offended me.

It is the hypocrisy and double standard.

Rules For Radicals rule 4: "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules"
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: neo96

Well yeah, many use the "freedom from consequences" as a way of punishing anyone using free speech.

They do that in North Korea also.



They do that here too ALL THE TIME.

FCC

NPR when they fired Juan Williams.

Other examples can be made. ( Bill Maher). Fox Fired Bob Beckel).

The State does censor speech here.

If the company is anything like ATS.

They have their own sovereign power to deal with it as they see fit.

See ATS terms and conditions.

People are free to disagree with the penalty IF there is one.

Other than that.

People do have to play by the rules.
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: neo96

I agree.

Which is why "free speech" really doesn't exist but in the minds of hopeful dreamers.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: GuidedKill


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


Hahahaha, wow, your partisanship is hilarious. You literally never set it aside and run yourself in circles in the same thread religiously.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: Deny Arrogance

Who is this 'enemy' you speak of?



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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im glad he said it because i simply think it should be allowed to be said.

having said that all my opinions about what he should be able to say have nothing to do with him because i know exactly nothing about him.
i have heard his name and his show name but i have not even watched him for 1 minute. still haven't....
i just think he should be allowed to say it



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: FissionSurplus
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

I see that the Canadian school system is worse than that of the United States....or English is your second language.

The purpose of this thread is the support of free speech, no matter how stupid, or how badly the person saying it is shooting their own foot.

Nobody's triggered, we all agree that Colbert can say what he wants.

Gotta love that free speech thing, it brings out every window licker on the short bus. Welcome, Skippy.



Wow your a special one.
Durp durp durp.

Thanks for taking the time son, nice insult too.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: neo96

I agree.

Which is why "free speech" really doesn't exist but in the minds of hopeful dreamers.



Not for a comedian that signs a contract that includes a behavior clause.

That right was signed away.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:11 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

Why, thank you! I sincerely meant every word of it too.

WELCOME to the internet. I wouldn't take off your helmet, though, it can get a little rough up in here.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: neo96

I agree.

Which is why "free speech" really doesn't exist but in the minds of hopeful dreamers.



Not for a comedian that signs a contract that includes a behavior clause.

That right was signed away.



Do you have a source about him having a behavior clause in his contract, and what that clause contains? Or is this just one of those things you state as if it's fact but it's completely unknown?



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:12 PM
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and i also think it is a cop out to say what about the kids like the first thread.
as i said before i think it is just a deflection because people were offended.

if you have watched any kind of prime time tv in the last decade you would have heard that kind of language before and saw 'bad' images too.
the last decade has been killing it for tv. some of the highest rated and most successful shows of all time.
breaking bad
sons of anarchy
american horror story
taboo

lets go back further than that

anyone see any of the 6,000 seasons of the 6,000 different versions of csi? not realy colorful language but there sure were some 'bad' imagery.

so i fail to see the problem

anyone watch the music awards in the last 10 years? you know on at 8pm
miley cyrus grinding and twerking on robin thickes dick

grow up people. its 2017

if you dont approve of something for you or your kids then tune out and shut up about it cause some of us can handle it



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: neo96

please post the clause and proof of his signing it when you can.
thanks

and if he had one and he broke it....so?
let the network deal with it



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:13 PM
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a reply to: FissionSurplus

Not me.

It is a famous book by Hillary and Obama's idol and mentor, Saul Alinsky.

en.m.wikipedia.org...
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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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I have two words to say about Colbert's comments:

Meh.


Wait...that's right, it didn't merit an actual two.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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Well said DBCowboy. Your point is spot on.

General notions of free speech aside, I'm still LMAO about his comments. It's about time someone said it.
Hope he gets promoted--or at least keeps 'em coming.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Those that support the #firecolbert movement are butt-hurt Trump supporters.

Especially coming from a comedian? Comedians are supposed to be provocative and controversial.

Consistency is key.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:17 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
a reply to: FissionSurplus

Not me.

It is a famous book by Hillary and Obama's idol and mentor, Saul Alinsky.

en.m.wikipedia.org...


Actually, I am aware of Alinsky's book. I am also aware that you had used it in this context that it should be as okay to slam Trump as it is to slam Hillary, or Obama. I wanted you to say why you chose that particular phrase for this particular thread.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Unless it is Trump joking about groupies letting stars do whatever they want, of course.



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