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Colbert Unapologetic and for Good Reason

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
This is all pretty funny. Colbert is free to make himself look like a clown in live TV anytime he wants.


And people are more than happy to whine about how Colberts words touched them in the no-no place.




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope

This is probably 100% correct. Star.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: Mordekaiser
a reply to: TinySickTears

Ratings don't even mean anything, you don't know what you're talking about. Commercials are sold by person, and ratings are like a honor system compared to actual things that matter like cast impressions. The late show isnt #1 in making money- anyway. Compare this to how things worked a century ago and sure, ratings used to matter.


Yeah. Ratings don't measure a shows success.
Ratings don't factor in to how much a network charges for ad space.


Yes. They don't. Welcome to the future.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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a reply to: redmage

I careless if he stays or leave, I believe anybody is entitle to their opinions, but he better find another joke to backup his comedy comments.




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: Mordekaiser
a reply to: TinySickTears

If firing him ended his deadend career at lateshow, I'm for it.


Dead end?

His show is #1 in ratings for late night talk shows. He's beating Kimmel, Fallon, Meyers, all the rest, and taking home a huge paycheck in the process. If that's "dead end" then I wish I could have a dead end career too!


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



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: redmage
a reply to: marg6043

Given long enough, every comedian will eventually cross someone's personal "line" with a joke. Judging an entire career over that line being occasionally crossed is silly.

Some found this particular comment tasteless, others found it funny. That's the way comedy goes.


Dark humor is like food.

Not everyone gets it.

If it "offends," someone they should be more concerned about controlling their own emotions.

Soooo many people are absolutely *shattered* because of what Colbert said.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6

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.


Those same regulations you're talking about also say that after 10 p.m. the rules are loosened substantially and the FCC evaluates a whole hell of a lot more than simply "was a word used or not used" when they get a complaint. Between 10 pm and 6 am a TV station can broadcast, and say, just about any damn thing they want short of porn.

The simple fact that he comes on at 11:35 makes the FCC angle everybody is trying to latch on to a non-starter. The FCC may give him a finger-wagging, but they sure as hell aren't going to come down hard on him.

Shoulda read the entire page about those regulations.


My thought is if your kid is old enough to stay up that late and you are allowing them to watch whatever that late then be prepared for whatever to be said.

Personally, I don't watch TV much at all, don't even have cable, just Netflix, Hulu and vudu...i can read about the news whenever. I do this because I grew up in a house with the news on 24/7, even with a TV on the dinner table always with the news on...it was annoying enough as a kid growing up that I did not want to pass that along.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Wrong.
Shattered cause who he said it about.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: redmage

Yeah, but it's not his best work. Did you even comprehend my point?

Yes, obviously it's cushy, why do you think he's there beating scrub talkshow hosts with his comedy talent?

I miss the comedy; he's becoming too Conan.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: RomeByFire

Wrong.
Shattered cause who he said it about.



BINGO. If he had said those things about someone they didn't like, they would have thought it was fine and even better that it wasn't politically correct.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Wrong or right, "Shock" humor(Also intended to offend people) is mostly Right leaning.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6




11:35


Eastern time?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: Bluntone22

It also was against FCC rules pertaining to broadcast television. Thus, he and the network should be fined. That is what we should be demanding.



Can you post those rules?
Since when is cock whatever gay exclusive.
People are reaching


No, because then it would be evident that the assertion that rules were broken is incorrect except when one takes a hyper extreme interpretation of what happened.

Which one usually only does when one is wrong but wants to try and reshape things so that one appears to be right.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: Shamrock6




11:35


Eastern time?



That's Mtn, left of central, if you're speaking about now.

Edit. No, actually thats central. Like Iowa.
edit on 4-5-2017 by Mordekaiser because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: Shamrock6




11:35


Eastern time?



Yea somebody else already tried that tactic. His show airs 11:35 on both coasts and 10:35 central and mountain.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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a reply to: LesMisanthrope




The trolls who started the hashtag are likely not actually outraged at the statement, but the double standards held by the liberal media, Colbert included.


If a Beck,Hannity,Rush or a 'right' winger made the same exact comments Colbert did referencing that last Potus.

Colbert defenders would be going ape snip.

Epic double standard indeed.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

See the question mark?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: LesMisanthrope




The trolls who started the hashtag are likely not actually outraged at the statement, but the double standards held by the liberal media, Colbert included.


If a Beck,Hannity,Rush or a 'right' winger made the same exact comments Colbert did referencing that last Potus.

Colbert defenders would be going ape snip.

Epic double standard indeed.


If someone made these same comments about Killary - the shapeshifting Reptilian android who is actually dead and employs a body double (according to ATS) - I wonder; would you hold the same stance?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: Shamrock6

See the question mark?



See the answer?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

I do and I did.




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