Ouch! Stephen Colbert threw serious shade on @POTUS Donald Trump. Words that, if spoken by most people — at work, in front of an audience — would generate closed door meetings and some sort of career counseling.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 1, 2017
In fact, the FCC is looking into the situation. In January 2017, Trump appointed Ajit Varadaraj Pai as the Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He is the first Indian American to hold the office. Former President Obama appointed Paj to the FCC in 2012. Wikipedia
This whole situation is a “bit of a sticky wicket”, as the English like to say…
‘Trump’s mouth is only good as Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster’: Colbert brutalizes Trump in 2-minute blitz
Stephen Colbert on Monday defended fellow CBS host John Dickerson against Donald Trump after the president told the renowned journalist he refers to the (award-winning) news program “Face the Nation” as “Deface the Nation.”
“Donald Trump, John Dickerson is a fair-minded journalist and one of the most competent people who will ever walk into your office,” Colbert began during his opening monologue on “The Late Show.”
Colbert noted Dickerson has too much “dignity to trade insults with the president of the United States to his face,” adding “But I, sir, am no John Dickerson.” source
DramaGuru: The Creepy Wally Attack
Colbert used his public platform to respond in defense of the on-going attacks from @POTUS Trump. However, instead of trying to swing groups of like-minded thinkers in one direction or another, I prefer to analyze the structure of the fight that Colbert stepped into.
All Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) players know the importance of staying wrapped around your opponent, like a long-limbed spider monkey. Give him no room to move. Squeeze at the right time to interrupt his breathing. When he can no longer take the frustration of having nowhere to go, and before he passes out from having the breath squeezed out of him, your opponent will tap out.
Battle of the Smart People
Stephen Colbert’s fast-paced, incisive and colorful rant was direct, rude and designed to punish. He played the “If you are rude to my friends, I will be rude to you” game well.
I don’t think that Colbert is homophobic. I think he’s responding to rudeness from @POTUS with rudeness of his own. And Colbert used words to wrap himself, like a cheap suit, all around Donald Trump.
Stephen Colbert’s Creepy Wally Attack occurred at a safe distance from Trump. The Twitter response #FireColbert attempts to “change the game”. By suggesting that Colbert behave in an appropriate, politically correct manner in the face of being insulted by hearing #FakeNews repeated over and over again.
“Be polite when I’m being rude to you!”
Yes, your opponent can shift to “snow flake” position and use “appropriate” weapons to punish you. Transition from one stated position to another to keep your enemy guessing . You don’t have to remain in the same place. A good fighter improves position by switching stance, alternating attacks and continually weakening his opponent. Stay busy.
When Your Friends Stick Up For You
My coach, Mark Gower, says there’s a fighter in all of us. Even if you think you’re mild-mannered and would never say a cross word to anyone, what happens when someone attacks someone (or something) you love)?
“Don’t talk about my mother!”
Fighting words. If you never stand up for someone or have a strong opinion about something, then probably, you are asleep.
Fighting words are often, politically incorrect. By suggesting that Stephen Colbert is “homophobic” for using an insult regarding a male body part — an oral sex joke — is just another retaliation. It works to deflect attention from the actual topic and reason for the rant. Nice move.
When your opponent is looking in the wrong direction, you can get up to all sorts of mischief.
Are LGBT people upset?
In my opinion, only if they support Trump in his position as President of the United States. There’s no collective voice rising from the LGBT community rising up to denounce Colbert.
In her article, Trudy Ring, said, “No, Stephen Colbert is not homophobic. And LGBT people, for the most part, are not outraged over his oral sex joke about Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The Late Show host is a longtime and reliable LGBT ally. But some viewers, especially Trump supporters, are calling him and the joke homophobic, and lambasting him on Twitter using the hashtag #FireColbert.” source
The New Rules of the Game
So, if a straight guy calls another straight guy a “cocksucker”, does that mean one or both are “homophobic”? Strange world we’re living in…
Colbert responds to the controversy over his Monday night Trump – Putin joke pic.twitter.com/cPwxuzwoEm
— Joe Adalian (@TVMoJoe) May 4, 2017