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In defense of Stephen Colbert

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posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: dukeofjive696969

originally posted by: FissionSurplus

originally posted by: dukeofjive696969

originally posted by: FissionSurplus
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.



Oh man, at least bring some new material lol.

Recycled troll bait.


Alrighty then. You're taking the bait, so if the shoe fits, lace that beach up and wear it.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH!!!!

Cue the Star-Spangled Banner......


Hey trumptard, nobody cares.


We care.

And secure that snip.



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www.abovetopsecret.com...

To rat or not to rat.

That is the question.



Killary and Obozo would like a word with you.




posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:31 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I don't think he was joking and that's why I take issue with it.


MY God.

Trump said nothing NO guy doesn't think about even women that like other women.

Can't really count the guys that were born another way.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:31 PM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
Waaaaaaaaaaah Colbert said mean/offensive words waaaaaaaaaaah

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah


Make that man President immediately!



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:31 PM
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a reply to: Deny Arrogance

Quote who, Colbert? Why do I have to? Champion of Free Speech? Huh? You're argument makes no sense, as usual.

The point is, conservatives, like yourself, always champion how Un-PC they are but Colbert makes a joke and look at your house of cards fall.
edit on 3-5-2017 by Swills because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:31 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: DBCowboy

If you're fired from your job for something you said, have you been silenced in any kind of way?


No, just punished for speaking.


Why do you get to ruin someone's ability to earn money with your words? Pursuit of happiness is also an unalienable right.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: FissionSurplus

originally posted by: Shamrock6

originally posted by: FissionSurplus

I don't have to stones to type it out. Literally, I don't, because I'm not a man.




Should you be sitting like that in your avatar, then?



BAM! Good one. General Tab E. Katt can let it all hang out, I choose not to.


That's quite possibly one of the greatest comments I've ever seen on ATS. And I mean that





posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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a reply to: windword

The C-word for women, in America, is shocking. I have friends in the UK who say it like it's nothing.

What to do, what to do.......I guess assume that eventually, every word we were taught was bad, will be commonplace, and people will have to make up newer, more shocking words that mean body parts and acts.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
Waaaaaaaaaaah Milo/Ann might say mean/offensive words waaaaaaaaaaah

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah


As long as you're consistent.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6

originally posted by: SBMcG
I buzzed through this thread quickly so forgive me if someone else has already stated this obvious fact, but imagine the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth this would have elicited from leftists if Obama had been the subject of these "jokes" rather than a Republican.

Colbert would have been vilified as a "racist" and demands for his firing would have come from every talking head in the MSM, every leftist politician (can you image talking butt hole Maxine Waters going off on that?) in America would be marching in the streets.

It's a total double standard as usual...

That being said, I completely agree with the OP -- Colbert should not be fired for this.


Yes, the double standard that the right applies to the left and the double standard that the left applies to the right have been noted.

Several times.

Welcome to the party.


Double standards don't cancel out, bro'. Either there is a double standard (which there certainly is on the Left), or there isn't.

You know as well as I do that had this been said about Obama the Left would be screaming at the top of their pot-smoke-filled lungs. Because the target was a Republican, barely a peep.

Anyone oblivious to that established fact is beyond help...



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:33 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I don't think he was joking and that's why I take issue with it.


MY God.

Trump said nothing NO guy doesn't think about even women that like other women.

Can't really count the guys that were born another way.


And Colbert used a phrase that other people use all the time.

YOUR God.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:33 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Irrelevant to the discussion.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: SBMcG

Well as I been told if the left didn't have that double standard they'd have no standards at all.




posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I don't think he was joking and that's why I take issue with it.


MY God.

Trump said nothing NO guy doesn't think about even women that like other women.

Can't really count the guys that were born another way.


Uhhh let's be clear... you're really only speaking for yourself.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: randyvs

He shouldn't be punished for what he said.

If it was "President Hillary" and I had a forum to talk about her, I'd hope like hell I'd still have the freedom to call her the vile hag that she is.



You the man, and you're absolutely correct.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6

originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I don't think he was joking and that's why I take issue with it.


MY God.

Trump said nothing NO guy doesn't think about even women that like other women.

Can't really count the guys that were born another way.


And Colbert used a phrase that other people use all the time.

YOUR God.


Really think I give a snip what the VA monologuer said ?



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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originally posted by: FissionSurplus
Aw yeah. Just sitting back and watching all this free speech.....um, within the T & C's, of course. Astronaut man is only awaiting the tiny mushroom clouds that come from hurt butts and angry anarchists. Cowboy, it does exist. Just don't expect it to be pretty or polite.





Good point, you couldn't talk like that on ATS



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:35 PM
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originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986

originally posted by: RomeByFire
Waaaaaaaaaaah Milo/Ann might say mean/offensive words waaaaaaaaaaah

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah


As long as you're consistent.


Sure! Except for that's not what the thread/topic is about and you're deflecting (as usual).

Again - WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. WORDZ HURT BE KIND REWIND WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

IMO Steve Colbert is a great comedian - his comments may be seen as potty-mouthed by some but that is no reason to piss all over freedom of speech because 'feelings'.

It's these 'feelings' that appear to be taking precedence over facts and reality and now we have calls to sack the bloke because he said words that hurt some peoples feelings?

I prefer to use the method 'give a man enough rope, and he'll hang himself' rather than demand he be fired, but hey, that's just me.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: SBMcG

originally posted by: Shamrock6

originally posted by: SBMcG
I buzzed through this thread quickly so forgive me if someone else has already stated this obvious fact, but imagine the weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth this would have elicited from leftists if Obama had been the subject of these "jokes" rather than a Republican.

Colbert would have been vilified as a "racist" and demands for his firing would have come from every talking head in the MSM, every leftist politician (can you image talking butt hole Maxine Waters going off on that?) in America would be marching in the streets.

It's a total double standard as usual...

That being said, I completely agree with the OP -- Colbert should not be fired for this.


Yes, the double standard that the right applies to the left and the double standard that the left applies to the right have been noted.

Several times.

Welcome to the party.


Double standards don't cancel out, bro'. Either there is a double standard (which there certainly is on the Left), or there isn't.

You know as well as I do that had this been said about Obama the Left would be screaming at the top of their pot-smoke-filled lungs. Because the target was a Republican, barely a peep.

Anyone oblivious to that established fact is beyond help...


I know, bro. That's why it's so entertaining. The right spends so much time and energy, still, even just above your comment defending Trump's comments from years ago yet they get upset when a lefty talks about "their guy." The left spends so much time and energy attacking Trump's comments from years ago but then defend Colbert's right to use dirty words now.

They don't cancel each other out at all. What they do, though, is crash headlong into each other at full tilt. And the rest of us who didn't care what Trump said and don't care what Colbert said get to marvel at the flip-flopping going on even as each side accuses the other of hypocrisy and flip-flopping.



posted on May, 3 2017 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: neo96

originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: CriticalStinker

I don't think he was joking and that's why I take issue with it.


MY God.

Trump said nothing NO guy doesn't think about even women that like other women.

Can't really count the guys that were born another way.


Thank you for speaking for me, Neo.

I am incapable of voicing my own opinions, as are others, but you are The Lorax - the tongue of the trees.

You speak for ALL of mankind!



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