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Colbert Unapologetic and for Good Reason

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Teasing generally tends to be "in fun" with no ill will intended.

Mocking appears very similar, but is generally ill willed towards the recipient.

One is playful, and the other is spiteful with ill will.


edit on 5/4/17 by redmage because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

There is no difference.
And trump didn't make fun of the dude and it was debunked but trump did tease him?
Ha
Some confusing people around here



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:41 PM
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Federal discrimination and hate crime laws apply to and protect everyone.

Being gay is not a prerequisite.

If you are discriminated against because you are thought to be gay it does not matrer if you are straight or gay, the same laws apply equally.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: redmage

I understand the difference. Mocking means to copy. It can be done to tease.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Yeah definitions and meaning can be confusing.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: 123143
This person is a pig and his comment was completely inappropriate.

His career should be destroyed.


There's that core authoritarian right we all know and love!

Congratulations on your honesty! Many here wanted to say that so badly they're busting.



Jimmy the Greek was hung for less.

This country used to have standards of decency. Like everything else here, they're dead.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: Perfectenemy

originally posted by: queenofswords
He has a right to say what he thinks. That First Amendment is sacrosanct.

But...broadcast TV is not the place to do it. The FCC has obscenity rules for profanity, indecency, and obscenity. He stepped over the line. I guess he forgot he wasn't on Comedy Central anymore.

He should be fined and/or the network should be fined. It has nothing to do with free speech rights. Let him spout his opinions and drivel on a live comedy stage or cable.....not broadcast TV.


So what did you think about the Bill Nye sh!t show and the weird sex junk song and the disturbing ice cream clip? It was cringy as hell and the overall message was pretty unnerving.


1. That was on a network that is not main broadcast. You have to subscribe to Netflix to access it. It's the same deal as when Cobert was saying edgy things on Comedy Central. There are looser rules for cable than there are for broadcast.

2. I do think that was in very poor taste considering it's marketed as a kids' show.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: 123143
This country used to have standards of decency. Like everything else here, they're dead.


Yeah, once there was a standard of decency. For instance, presidential children were always considered "off limits", then Clinton took office and conservatives couldn't help themselves! They gladly lowered the bar to attack a 13 year old girl. I think it was Rush who even asked if they were "getting a doghouse" for Chelsea to stay in. Say what you want about her now, but to do that to a 13 year old kid was downright wicked. Things really haven't been the same since.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

The poster I was replying to clearly said he mocked the reporter's disability. I said that was debunked.

Selective reading is the going rate here?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Sighs I noticed that it was funny and thought I'd let you know. Apparently humor isn't your forte.
Oh well.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: Deaf Alien

There is no difference.
And trump didn't make fun of the dude and it was debunked but trump did tease him?
Ha
Some confusing people around here


I never said that, but as you said, "some confusing people around here".



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Personally, I think there's a difference between excuse through rationalizing, and actual "debunking".

People can rationalize anything if they really have the desire to.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

Or you have a poor sense of humour, one or the other.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: redmage
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Personally, I think there's a difference between excuse through rationalizing, and actual "debunking".

People can rationalize anything if they really have the desire to.



Exactly right. Hence the belief that he mocked a reporter's disability.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

It's ok. If you can't understand humor I won't hold against you.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

It's ok. If you can't understand humor I won't hold against you.


You wouldn't have to exclaim your remarks as humor if they were humorous. Got any other jokes?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Still at it? Wow. Just forget it. Let's go back on topic.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

How was the cartoon done in poor taste? I just see it as encouraging people to accept people as equals.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: LesMisanthrope

Still at it? Wow. Just forget it. Let's go back on topic.


I already forgot about it many posts back. Sure, back on topic.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

No, I get it, he's got a long history of making "disabled" jerky-gestures when he's mocked people in the past (even those who aren't disabled), but that history of mockingly disabled gestures doesn't really debunk him mocking the reporter. All his history showed is that he often likes to pantomime people he disagrees with as being somehow disabled as well.



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