Daily Caller -- The other night, Stephen Colbert went on national TV and directly addressed President Trump with the following joke(?): “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.” It was perhaps not the finest moment in the history of late-night television, or of the world. It was stupid and hateful and homophobic, and apparently it was the best his team of highly paid comedy writers could come up with. Now Colbert is hearing about it via the modern equivalent of being put in stocks in the town square.
“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is facing backlash for a joke he made about President Donald Trump on Monday night that many are calling “homophobic…” “Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine,” Colbert said near the end of the insult-laden rant. “You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster.” The final remark has drawn the internet’s ire, with viewers taking to social media to declare Colbert is homophobic. The hashtag #FireColbert began spreading around Twitter, along with calls for people to boycott sponsors of the late-night show.Should CBS #FireColbert for this? My initial gut reaction is… #Nah. That would be pretty dumb, right? I do think he should apologize, if not to the President of the United States, at least to his late-night audience. But if he doesn’t, so what?
If Colbert wants to angrily alienate everybody who disagrees with him, fine by me. I gave up on him years ago — I remember wishing he had taken over The Daily Show when Craig Kilborn imploded, but that was a long time ago — and I don’t watch his show. I don’t pay attention to him unless he makes the news for doing something stupid. I vote with my remote. That’s how it should be. No further action need be taken.
And just on general principles, I’d prefer to keep people like Colbert out there, because I don’t want the Democrats to ever win another election in my lifetime. These guys have driven away so many undecided voters that they managed to elect Trump. Keep going, I say.
My rule of thumb is: Liberals want conservatives to shut up, and conservatives want liberals to keep talking.
Then again, if CBS does #FireColbert, I’m kinda okay with it. If Les Moonves decides Colbert is no longer worth what he’s being paid, fine. Colbert has the right to say what he wants, no matter how ugly and bigoted it is, but his employers should be able to protect their own best interests.
Nobody has the right to a network TV show. If Colbert ends up doing a podcast from behind an Ikea table like Keith Olbermann, it wouldn’t be some sort of threat to the republic.
#FireColbert, #SaveColbert, #Whatever. Late-night network TV in 2017 sucks, but it’s theirs to do with as they choose. Johnny Carson is dead, the days of appointment television are over, and we’ve got Netflix and Amazon and Hulu and Pluto TV and a zillion other ways to pass the time.
Blog Author's Comments: Can anyone imagine the outrage that would have erupted if Rush Limbaugh had said the same thing that Colbert said, only about Obama when he was the president? There would have been protests, boycotts, media frenzy, advertisers fleeing his show, and a non-stop parade of media pundits voicing their outrage on every cable news channel. As long as Colbert is employed and the more he speaks, the more America sees the left's total insanity. I have never watched his show and never intend to, but believe Colbert is a small angry man that gets more upset everyday because he isn't funny to most people. I also have little doubt that he is also upset at the fact that he has had no effect on the Trump administration. But, if anyone at the White House is keeping a list for future use, Colbert's name should be on it.
Colbert is a typical self-important liberal. See why we miss Johnny Carson? This guy is just a second rate punk. I want his sponsors boycotted and want him fired just to give liberals a taste of their own medicine. It would also be interesting to see what he looks like on air, with his front teeth missing, in a wheel chair, and both arms in casts. In other words - he needs a good old-fashioned ass kicking. From the few videos I have seen of him, he is not funny and isn't even capable of being funny. He is a vile hateful piece of trash.
But, Colbert cannot receive all the 'credit' for his comments, someone wrote it and someone loaded it onto the teleprompter then all he did was read it. These guys are not that smart why do you think they panic when the writers threaten a strike? Answer - they are idiots. He can say whatever he wants to say, it's his show, but there is a question of what the FCC will do about his on air obscenities. Along with CBS, the network that carries his show. Again, I say he should be fired. That kind of disrespect for the president fuels hate.
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