Trump Who Ran Against Political Correctness Wants to Censor Steve Colbert
The hypocritical GOP totally lacking in irony just never ceases to amaze. Now they’re outraged that Stephen Colbert-and other rascally comedians-is mean to Donald Trump. This is the guy who ran against ‘political correctness.’
They’re even attacking Colbert in a liberal way-claiming his joke about Trump was homophobic.
FINALLY something you're better at than Obama:
Providing comedians with MORE fodder.
They're not being mean, just honest. https://t.co/SCG7ynysfi
— Rhuta Bhayga (@RhutaBhayga) May 6, 2017
Special snowflake alert: Fox now doing a segment on how late night comedians are too mean to the president. pic.twitter.com/efbmbZdgjy
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) May 5, 2017
I think this is interesting as it shows the utter lack of principle on the Right. They accuse the Left of political correctness and safe spaces but then grab the safest safe space the minute Herr Trump is criticized.
Now that Trump is attacked, the guy who falsely attacked Obama’s citizenship and who slurs Mexicans and ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘Lock her up’ is suddenly whining about Colbert being a homophobe. The Right wants it both ways. Now Trump has sicced the FCC on Colbert.
“Breitbart asked, “Advertiser Friendly?” While the article itself didn’t directly answer that question—offering little more than quotations from the host’s monologue—it did conclude by suggesting that Colbert had been attacking Trump for attention. “Colbert has ramped up his attacks on the president as his show has seen a steady rise in the ratings since Inauguration Day,” the sitewrote. Breitbart also featured a short post describing quarterback Joe Namath’s assertion that the monologue was “not cool” and that he “didn’t like it at all.”
So is saying ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘blood coming out of her eyes’ or calling Mexicans rapist advertiser friendly? There are plenty of things that Trump says everyday that are not advertiser friendly. The Right handwaves this away: we need to stop being so politically correct.
If Trump is offended by homophobia then maybe he can tell Jeff Sessions to cut it out over at the DOJ with rolling back the civil rights of the LGBT community.
“Noting that some social media users were mobilizing around the hashtag #firecolbert, LifeZette acknowledged, “Despite the outrage, Colbert will likely escape all of this unscathed.” Where LifeZette seemed vaguely disappointed by that, the Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher was dismissive of the whole affair, calling the campaign to get rid of Colbert “pretty dumb” and arguing that objectionable remarks from celebrities like Colbert actually helped get Trump elected by driving undecided voters away from the Democrats. “My rule of thumb is: Liberals want conservatives to shut up, and conservatives want liberals to keep talking,” Treacher wrote.
Trump got voters angry about homophobia?
What was the biggest reach was conservatives trying to link Colbert to Bill O’Reilly. You know-O’Reilly got fired for being a serial sexual harasser. Surely, Colbert also has to go for making a joke about Herr Trump, aka He Who May Not Be Criticized.
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