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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Gandalf77
Not only should Colbert not apologize, he should double down on those jokes. I thoroughly enjoy watching him take it to Chumpy Cheeto and his greedy band of idiotic sycophants.
Well Trump sure does like to sue people for slander.
I hope he does.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
a reply to: neo96
Sorry but this is the US. You can't sue someone over a joke.
slander n. oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another, which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and can be the basis for a lawsuit. Damages (payoff for worth) for slander may be limited to actual (special) damages unless there is malicious intent, since such damages are usually difficult to specify and harder to prove. Some statements, such as an untrue accusation of having committed a crime, having a loathsome disease or being unable to perform one's occupation, are treated as slander per se since the harm and malice are obvious and therefore usually result in general and even punitive damage recovery by the person harmed. Words spoken over the air on television or radio are treated as libel (written defamation) and not slander on the theory that broadcasting reaches a large audience as much as if not more than printed publications.
originally posted by: Gandalf77
Not only should Colbert not apologize, he should double down on those jokes.
I thoroughly enjoy watching him take it to Chumpy Cheeto and his greedy band of idiotic sycophants.
Rude? Yes. Crude? Yes. And, I would add, spot on.
Like it, love it, want more of it.
And it's not like there's a shortage of material. Trump ensures job security for folks like Colbert on a daily basis.
It's not like he was insulting a class of people. The homophobia thing doesn't fly with me. While I don't know a lot of gay people, the ones I do know would actually find that comment funny as well. It had nothing to do with homosexuality.
If people don't like it, they don't have to watch it.
I have come to acceot that most people in the entertainment industry have vastly different political opinions than me. In fact, not only that, I find some of them to be bad people.
However, I will not let that stop me from enjoying there work.
Colbert falls into that category for me. When I heard this joke I laughed for a good while. Who cares if its against my political ideology?
I honestly feel that embracing comedy can be a huge step to starting to have a dialogue with people we disagree with.
So I have to admonish people on the right calling for his job. These people (along with me) have criticized people on the left for try to censor conservative voices on campus. Instead of censoring, they should just come up with better arguments.
Thats how I feel with this Colbert situation. Instead of being outraged, just come up wigth a better joke, or don't watch him. Censorship is not the answer.
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
Trump the Cheetoh face Messiah, but God forbid we call a black person a chocolate brownie, a Chinese person a bowl of noodles, a Mexican person a burrito, a white man a bottle of mayonnaise or a brown man a piece of #.
originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: neo96
Of course..just pointing out what you dont think is funny might be funny to others and vise versa..there is no standard.