FCC to Investigate Colbert over "Cock Holster" Joke

 
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Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert’s controversial joke about President Trump drew the attention of the Federal Communications Commission. The agency received “a number” of complaints about Colbert’s commentary earlier in the week, according to the FCC’s chief.
 
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai promised to “take the appropriate action” following a comprehensive investigation of Colbert’s remarks.
 
The FCC's response will depend on whether Colbert’s remarks are considered “obscene.”
 
“We are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action,” he told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Thursday.
 
“Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be,” he said. "A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do.”
 
Broadcast television is governed by different rules depending on the time of day, Pai said Wednesday, prior to viewing Colbert’s comments.
 
The FCC flags speech it considers “indecent” before 10 p.m., he told Fox Business Network, and looks for “obscene” content after that point. Colbert's “The Late Show” airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.
 
The agency’s website states that content must meet a three-tier Supreme Court test to be labeled “obscene.”
 
“It must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a ‘patently offensive’ way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value,” it reads.
 
Colbert on Monday unleashed a flood of insults at Trump, satirizing an interview with CBS news the president cut short the day before.
 
“The only thing your mouth is good at is being [Russian President] Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster,” he said of Trump.
 
Colbert on Wednesday defended his joke amid fierce backlash online.
 
“I don’t regret that,” he said. “[Trump], I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight."

I look forward to everyone who has complained about issues of free speech in the past to rush to Colbert's defense in this scenario.


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smfh an investigation because of a joke. There are very serious and terrible events happening in the world today, things that will decide the fate of humanity in the future, and this is what people are concerned with.


 
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The law and powers of the FCC exist for a reason, and that reason is soccer moms. This shouldn't even be worthy of investigation.


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"When nine and nine meet nine, the depths of reason shall stir. When the seal of creation is broken, a voice like thunder shall sound, and thou shalt know—We have arrived."
Not to mention Colbert has made it clear that he'd be glad to eat the fine and say it again. I don't see how he'd get in trouble when his show airs beyond normal regulation show times.

This shouldn't even be worthy of investigation.


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Colbert should be fired for being terrible at his job.


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"When nine and nine meet nine, the depths of reason shall stir. When the seal of creation is broken, a voice like thunder shall sound, and thou shalt know—We have arrived."
He's better than that unfunny redcoat Oliver.

Colbert should be fired for being terrible at his job.


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He's better than that unfunny redcoat Oliver.

Colbert should be fired for being terrible at his job.

How dare you insult John Oliver


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"When nine and nine meet nine, the depths of reason shall stir. When the seal of creation is broken, a voice like thunder shall sound, and thou shalt know—We have arrived."
I liked him better when he was a correspondent for Stewart. Jon leaves for one week and lets him run the show and he lets it get to his head.

Now he's just "Le epic current year" man.

How dare you insult John Oliver


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Colbert hasn't been funny since like 2008.


 
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I liked him better when he was a correspondent for Stewart. Jon leaves for one week and lets him run the show and he lets it get to his head.

Now he's just "Le epic current year" man.

How dare you insult John Oliver

That's really not a reason to dislike him.



 
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I liked him better when he was a correspondent for Stewart. Jon leaves for one week and lets him run the show and he lets it get to his head.

Now he's just "Le epic current year" man.

How dare you insult John Oliver

That's really not a reason to dislike him.
He's not that funny. I miss John Leibowitz.


 
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I liked him better when he was a correspondent for Stewart. Jon leaves for one week and lets him run the show and he lets it get to his head.

Now he's just "Le epic current year" man.

How dare you insult John Oliver

That's really not a reason to dislike him.
He's not that funny. I miss John Leibowitz.
I never liked John Oliver. Even Jon Stewart could get kinda cringy and boring. Colbert would knock it out of the park every time. His new show sucks though.
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Let's be real. No one thought the joke was over the line. It's just Trumpets seething over a Liberal insulting their emperor on national television. 


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"When nine and nine meet nine, the depths of reason shall stir. When the seal of creation is broken, a voice like thunder shall sound, and thou shalt know—We have arrived."
Okay, I'll admit, I'm being a little harsh.

But he still isn't all that great IMO. He's okay every now and then but I personally find Colbert to be on a completely different plane in terms of being funny.

That's really not a reason to dislike him.


 
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I believe the FCC is doing what they're always doing. It just got made public for some reason like this. Anyway, the FCC always looks over stuff like that.


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I used to find Colbert funny, but since the Colbert Report ended he hasn't been humorous at all.

Trump has universally killed comedy though. Not through actions by the man himself, but because left-leaning comedians and media figures (read: all of them) endlessly lampooning and mocking him. It's not funny or original in any way. It's beating a dead horse until the horse has been virtually disintegrated.


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I used to find Colbert funny, but since the Colbert Report ended he hasn't been humorous at all.

Trump has universally killed comedy though. Not through actions by the man himself, but because left-leaning comedians and media figures (read: all of them) endlessly lampooning and mocking him. It's not funny or original in any way. It's beating a dead horse until the horse has been virtually disintegrated.
B-but, he's ORANGE! An ORANGE MAN! Can you believe that!? ORANGE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! FUCKING ORANGE! LMAOOOOOOO


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I used to find Colbert funny, but since the Colbert Report ended he hasn't been humorous at all.

Trump has universally killed comedy though. Not through actions by the man himself, but because left-leaning comedians and media figures (read: all of them) endlessly lampooning and mocking him. It's not funny or original in any way. It's beating a dead horse until the horse has been virtually disintegrated.
B-but, he's ORANGE! An ORANGE MAN! Can you believe that!? ORANGE! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! FUCKING ORANGE! LMAOOOOOOO

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THAT RIDICULOUS HAIR! HE IS OBVIOUSLY BALDING, AND HIDING IT WITH A TOUPEE! L-O-L!

BUT WE'RE NOT DONE YET! WATCH ME DRAW LINES BETWEEN TERMS RELATED TO DRUMPF SO IT FORMS A SWASTIKA! BECAUSE HE'S LITERALLY A NAZI AND THAT WILL MAKE THE AUDIENCE LAUGH BUT ALSO SCARE THEM BECAUSE IT'S SO TRUE!


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What I think is funny is that Trump supporters were completely fine with Trump's "pussy" comments, insulting other people throughout the campaign, etc. but Colbert makes a joke (albeit one that's not too funny), and suddenly all Hell breaks loose and they scream, "WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH, HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!"


 
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I used to find Colbert funny, but since the Colbert Report ended he hasn't been humorous at all.

Trump has universally killed comedy though. Not through actions by the man himself, but because left-leaning comedians and media figures (read: all of them) endlessly lampooning and mocking him. It's not funny or original in any way. It's beating a dead horse until the horse has been virtually disintegrated.
Some dead horses should be disintegrated.


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What I think is funny is that Trump supporters were completely fine with Trump's "pussy" comments, insulting other people throughout the campaign, etc. but Colbert makes a joke (albeit one that's not too funny), and suddenly all Hell breaks loose and they scream, "WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH, HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!"
They're trying to do to Colbert what any leftist would do to a right-winger who said the same thing.


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I used to find Colbert funny, but since the Colbert Report ended he hasn't been humorous at all.

Trump has universally killed comedy though. Not through actions by the man himself, but because left-leaning comedians and media figures (read: all of them) endlessly lampooning and mocking him. It's not funny or original in any way. It's beating a dead horse until the horse has been virtually disintegrated.
Some dead horses should be disintegrated.

Criticizing Trump =/= endlessly telling shitty jokes about him and making him the only subject you ever tell jokes about.

I'm not saying you can't criticize Trump; he should be criticized for his errors. Just don't be fucking obnoxious about it to the point that I find those who endlessly tell unfunny jokes about him just as irritating as Trump himself.


 
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I'd much rather just get the news on how he's fucking things up, then have people around a talk table discuss why he's fucking things up.

Just report the news and let the idiots form their own opinions please. I notice every piece of news is now (though maybe it's always been like this) "and now we have *insert name* joining us". I get it's for clarification, but it doesn't need to always be the same thing.


 
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I used to find Colbert funny, but since the Colbert Report ended he hasn't been humorous at all.

Trump has universally killed comedy though. Not through actions by the man himself, but because left-leaning comedians and media figures (read: all of them) endlessly lampooning and mocking him. It's not funny or original in any way. It's beating a dead horse until the horse has been virtually disintegrated.
Some dead horses should be disintegrated.

Criticizing Trump =/= endlessly telling shitty jokes about him and making him the only subject you ever tell jokes about.

I'm not saying you can't criticize Trump; he should be criticized for his errors. Just don't be fucking obnoxious about it to the point that I find those who endlessly tell unfunny jokes about him just as irritating as Trump himself.
The ironic thing is Trump is so crazy and says whatever he wants, that it's really hard to do comedy on him/parody him, because he does just that.

It's why South Park writers have said it's more or less impossible to expand on a joke that's making its own jokes.


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He's better than that unfunny redcoat Oliver.

Colbert should be fired for being terrible at his job.
That's not saying much


 
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What I think is funny is that Trump supporters were completely fine with Trump's "pussy" comments, insulting other people throughout the campaign, etc. but Colbert makes a joke (albeit one that's not too funny), and suddenly all Hell breaks loose and they scream, "WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH, HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!"
They're trying to do to Colbert what any leftist would do to a right-winger who said the same thing.

i'm struggling to think of any right wing comedians who got complaints by people to the fcc for using some slightly naughty language on a show that airs at 12:00 am ET during the 8 years of the obama presidency.


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What I think is funny is that Trump supporters were completely fine with Trump's "pussy" comments, insulting other people throughout the campaign, etc. but Colbert makes a joke (albeit one that's not too funny), and suddenly all Hell breaks loose and they scream, "WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH, HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!"
They're trying to do to Colbert what any leftist would do to a right-winger who said the same thing.

i'm struggling to think of any right wing comedians who got complaints by people to the fcc for using some slightly naughty language on a show that airs at 12:00 am ET during the 8 years of the obama presidency.
I don't even agree with them, just stating their logic. Colbert should be fired for being an unfunny sellout faggot, not for making an unoriginal gay joke.


 
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What I think is funny is that Trump supporters were completely fine with Trump's "pussy" comments, insulting other people throughout the campaign, etc. but Colbert makes a joke (albeit one that's not too funny), and suddenly all Hell breaks loose and they scream, "WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH, HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!"
They're trying to do to Colbert what any leftist would do to a right-winger who said the same thing.

i'm struggling to think of any right wing comedians who got complaints by people to the fcc for using some slightly naughty language on a show that airs at 12:00 am ET during the 8 years of the obama presidency.
I'm struggling to think of right wing comedians with late hour shows.


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What I think is funny is that Trump supporters were completely fine with Trump's "pussy" comments, insulting other people throughout the campaign, etc. but Colbert makes a joke (albeit one that's not too funny), and suddenly all Hell breaks loose and they scream, "WHAT A FILTHY MOUTH, HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED!"
They're trying to do to Colbert what any leftist would do to a right-winger who said the same thing.

i'm struggling to think of any right wing comedians who got complaints by people to the fcc for using some slightly naughty language on a show that airs at 12:00 am ET during the 8 years of the obama presidency.
I'm struggling to think of right wing comedians with late hour shows.

There aren't any as far as I know, despite the fact that there's been an open spot for a late night ideological opponent to Bill Maher for years.