Wintrich: After Colbert’s Ugly Anti-Gay Outburst the Left Has Lost All Grounds to Criticize Any Speech from the Right
Stephen Colbert’s disgusting 12-minute homophobic rant against President Donald Trump cannot be taken lightly. Too many times, people on the right are attacked for even the smallest social infraction (like Bill O’Reilly’s “hot chocolate” situation) and yet liberals don’t bat an eyelash after Colbert’s vile and obscene anti-gay ‘joke’.
Colbert’s humor is humorless as he panders endlessly to his hyper-liberal audience. He was tolerable, and at times even funny, back when he was imitating Bill O’Reilly on the ‘Colbert Report’. But now we have something different. Calling Trump’s mouth a “c*ck holster” for Putin reflects the humorlessness of his latest character, Stephen Colbert.
Can you imagine for a second the outrage if a conservative said something of a similar caliber? Can you imagine if Carlson or Hannity said, “Obama’s mouth is a c*ck holster for Ali Khamenei?!” There would be protests in outside CBS HQ, cries for resignations, and eventual firings.
Remember when Curt Schilling, former Red Sox star pitcher, and ex-ESPN analyst, was fired for his “anti-transgender” rant back in 2016? Schilling simply stated that the restroom you go to should reflect your genitalia; liberals LOST IT. He was fired almost immediately. Now, compare that to Colbert’s comments which were far worse and truly obscene.
Remember when Susan Olsen, formerly of the “The Brady Bunch” called someone a “pussy”? She was fired from her LA Talk Radio gig almost immediately with screams from the left of “homophobia”! It seems to only matter when it’s someone from the right saying these things.
CBS is Complicit
Colbert’s actions demand a response and CBS, as a network, is complicit as they allowed for this to happen. The audience had no problem laughing along, either. It goes to show that if it comes out of the mouth of someone “on their team” it is not a problem, but if the right says it there will be boycotts, rallies, and riots.
Think to yourself, what is worse: calling someone who is attacking you a pussy such as in Olsen’s case, or simultaneously throwing out homophobia while demeaning the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES.
#FireColbert needs to start trending and have REAL results, or the left has lost all grounds to criticize ANY speech from the right.
Colbert’s 12 minute monologue (!) began by addressing Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania over the weekend and and the handful of interviews he granted, singling in on his interaction with Face The Nation host John Dickerson. Trump wasn’t so quick to offer up answers to many questions, including one about his taxes, and told Dickerson he refers to the Sunday morning news program as “Deface The Nation.” To this, Colbert offered, “Donald Trump, John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office, and you treat him like that?” Colbert also stood up for his CBS colleague, saying Dickerson has “way too much dignity to trade insults with a president of the United States to his face.”
However, Colbert admitted, “I sir, am no John Dickerson” —quick aside: Don’t you just HATE when people use the word “sir” as a means to levy a condescending attack?— before he unleashed a string of insults, including “Mr. President, I love your presidency, I call it ‘Disgrace The Nation,’” and “You’re the ‘presi-dunce’ but you’re turning into a real ‘prick-tator.” (Fast forward to roughly the 10:25 mark of this video.)
But then he went about as brutal as we’ve ever really seen Colbert get, continuing, “Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine. You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head.”
And then Colbert finished it off with the most scathing line of them all: “In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster,” which elicited gasps from the studio audience.
CBS still proudly has the video posted on YouTube:
— skjult (@skjultster) May 2, 2017
#FireColbert Anti-American. Homophobic. Bigot.
— TheyLIVE (@zsazsagogrl) May 2, 2017
— Jake Taylor (@Number7Catches) May 2, 2017