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Colbert Unapologetic and for Good Reason

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: RomeByFire

I wish it was only locker room talk, but this was aired in national TV for everybody that watch him and his now very tasteless joke to hear and see.



There is a reason these shows air later at night (after 11), versus say....actual Primetime, because their content is more adult oriented.




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: queenofswords

Great



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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Ladies and Gentlemen my jab at ATS was just a joke. Lighten up people.


I still don't get what the fuss is all about though. Are parents mad that their kids watched this or what? I really don't like how parents blame the TV for everything they could've prevented with better parenting on their part in the first place. It's your own damn fault if you park your kids in front of the TV all day long. My niece and nephew have the same stupid like minded mother who always blames others than herself. I'm certainly glad i choose to don't have kids at all. The current german TV program is pure garbage and i would never allow them to watch it.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Your point is funny, but anonymous forum identities isn't the same stew. Even as twitter.

Forums are a weird place, where for all you know one person is the same three sides of an argument.

It's an echo chamber by nature.

Of all the actual social media platforms, this one is beneficial because it's internalized by all it's readers. It gives a subtle feeling you're writing each others words as you read them and this helps convey deep messages easier than other platforms. It's called a 'thread' because it should have a semi-predictable route it stems from.

Anyway, what his conclusion or not would be hypocritical, in an echo chamber it's more valuable to the thread to have the additional perspectives contribute as it's purpose. What he said wasn't wrong, was it?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:45 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
Epic double standard indeed.


Always the eternal victim.

Need a tissue?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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What are the statutes and rules regarding the broadcast of obscene, indecent, and profane programming? Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1464, prohibits the utterance of any obscene, indecent or profane language by means of radio communication. Consistent with a subsequent statute and court case, the Commission's rules prohibit the broadcast of indecent material during the period of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. FCC decisions also prohibit the broadcast of profane material between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Civil enforcement of these requirements rests with the FCC, and is an important part of the FCC's overall responsibilities. At the same time, the FCC must be mindful of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 326 of the Communications Act, which prohibit the FCC from censoring program material, or interfering with broadcasters' free speech rights.

What makes material obscene? Obscene speech is not protected by the First Amendment and broadcasters are prohibited, by statute and regulation, from airing obscene programming at any time. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, to be obscene, material must meet a three-prong test: (1) an average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest (i.e., material having a tendency to excite lustful thoughts); (2) the material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; and (3) the material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. The Supreme Court has indicated that this test is designed to cover hard-core pornography.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: neo96

You miss the point completely..is Trump gay?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: neo96
I didn't realize Sean hannity and rush limbaugh spent a life time in comedy from improv,stand up, skit and satire television to his current comedic show. No they're not comparable.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: queenofswords

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.


If he didn't violate obscenity rules of the given platform then there's nothing to discuss, other than if the jokes were actually any good or not.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

I was thinking the same thing, if trump made a "joke" about Hillary`s mouth being only good as a C...Holster would that be ok with the Hillary folks?

a joke is a joke right? doesn`t matter if trump tells the joke or Colbert tells the joke, it`s still just a joke right?

if adolescent homosexual jokes is what his fans like then let him tell those jokes.
maybe next week he`ll start telling yo momma jokes about trump.

personally I don`t think Colbert is funny at all, when I was 12 I found his style of humor funny but I`m not a kid anymore.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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edit on 4-5-2017 by Mordekaiser because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: GokuVsSuperman0

I still enjoy Colbert's humor most of the time. This was quite a rude joke to tell on broadcast TV, but that's on him and the network. Funny, I don't know anyone who is angry about this besides you and a few others on ATS. (the real world doesn't really care)

Sad that Colbert bought into the "The Russians did it" meme. I thought he was a little smarter than that, but meh, obviously not.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

The right wing snowflakes are only crying because it wasn't Milo saying something far more obscene about a liberal.

It's just the same old partisan double standards that the majority of Americans (those not registered republican or democrat) simply shake our heads at in wonder.



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



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

Supposed to be funny, and crude language..you must not be familiar with comedy in general, it's like musical tastes..some find some types of music appealing and dislike others, as far as language..ever hear ANY of the popular stand up routines..oh in the past 3 or 4 decades?
It doesn't get more simple than that



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: network dude
Hmm, I think you misunderstood. I just think this and people's reaction to it is funny.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: GokuVsSuperman0

I will be the one laughing when Colbert gets sued for INCITEMENT when something bad happens.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: GokuVsSuperman0

The late night talk shows have turned into bash trump shows. i know they have always bashed the POTUS, but they took it to a all new level since trump got in the election. love him or hate him he is the potus, people should show a little respect. its really sad imo. had colbert still been on comedy central i wouldn't have had much of a problem as i have with it. but on one of the mainstream networks, just sad.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: neo96

I would be laughing when Milo gets sued.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: neo96

Incitement..sincerely WTF are you talking about?? someone going make him holster a c@ck???




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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Tasteless for network TV. Possibly against some unconstitutional "obsenity" law.

BUT, heres the notable.

Look at all the passive-aggressive "right wingers" talking out of both sides of their mouths on this one.

Milo and Coulter should be able to spew whatever hateful crap they want wherever they want whenever they want ... but Colbert?

How shocking and disrespectful! Of course, he can say what he wants but he should be punished anyway.

This is one of the fundamental issues with the modern "American right wing."



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