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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Colbert's Trump rant a delight for homophobes

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CBS's not-so-funny man, Stephen Colbert, verbally attacked Donald Trump in a vicious, lowbrow rant that was cringe-worthy, even to some liberals who actually believe the office of the President should be shown a modicum of respect.

If you don't know what Colbert said on his show, among other insults, it had to do with President Trump's mouth being described as a "c**k holster" for Vladimir Putin. 

His audience of leftist snobs and homophobes laughed with glee like junior high school kids telling fart jokes.

Of course Twitter went crazy with hate tweets and the hashtag #FireColbert. Some called Colbert's rant "homophobic" and that he should be fired for saying it.

I disagree.

His jokes are lazy attempts at humor and need to be pointed out to the public. If enough people stop watching his show, maybe read a book or listen to music instead, he would be gone.

Consider one of the lines: "Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine." 

That's just stupid--skinheads shave their heads, don't need Rogaine and wouldn't want hair messing with their neo-Nazi political statement.

But his boorish audience has to laugh lest they be chastised by their peers.

Colbert's response to the anger his ranting created was: "So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be," a transcript that was released by CBS stated.

The whole thing started when Trump abruptly cut off an interview with CBS News' "Face the Nation" host John Dickerson after he was pushed to explain in greater detail his previous allegation that former President Obama wiretapped his phone.  

Dickerson had previously asked Trump a number of questions about his first 100 days, and if he still stood by his claim that Obama was a "sick and bad guy," something he tweeted.

"I don't stand by anything," Trump answered. "I just--you can take it the way you want. I think our side's been proven very strongly. And everybody's talking about it. And frankly it should be discussed. I think that isa very big surveillance of our citizens. I think it's a very big topic. And it's a topic that should find out what the hell is going on."

When Dickerson asked him to explain it further, Trump cut him off saying, "You don't have to ask me."

"Why not?" Dickerson asked.

"Because I have my own opinions. You can have your own opinions."

"But you're the President of the United States," Dickerson said.

"Okay, it's enough. Thank you," President Trump said, ending the interview at that point.

Apparently, Stephen Colbert was caught up in the interview and was upset when Mr. Trump decided to end it. Personally, I would have liked the interview to have continued but it's inexcusable to use the verbal porn that Colbert said on television. 

It's even disrespectful to those of his viewers who actually don't want to hear that kind of talk.

But I will still defend Colbert's right to say it because you can't have it both ways: if you believe, for example, that Ann Coulter has the right to speak at Berkeley, then you need to avoid being a hypocrite and leave that to the left.

Just my opinion.

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