Stephen Colbert Just Got Some Bad News-He Is Being Investigated By The…

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Federal Communications Commission

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (Photo Credit: arrl.com)

Last week, we told you about Stephen Colbert’s vulgar rant against President Trump. His despicable monologue included calling the president a “prick-tator” and suggested that his mouth was only good for being “Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster.” After the show aired, #FireColbert started trending on social media. Some people, however, took their complaints to the FCC.

According to reports, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, received “a number” of complaints from individuals citing that Colbert’s remarks were not appropriate for television. Pai has promised to “take the appropriate action,” if his commentary meets the SCOTUS standard for being obscene. Speaking on Talk Radio 1210, Pai said:

“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.”

“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.” According to Pai, television is subject to different rules based on the time of day a program airs. Any show on before 10 p.m. can be flagged for speech that is…

Indecent

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In contrast, a show like Colbert’s, which airs at 11:35 p.m. EST, is monitored for content that would be considered obscene. The FCC website lists the three criteria that the Supreme Court has laid out to define obscene content. In part it reads:

“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.”

Based on that definition, it’s not hard to see that Colbert and CBS are in a bit of trouble. His disgusting commentary certainly had no value, other than to soothe his hurt feelings. On Wednesday, Colbert defended his jokes and refused to apologize alleging that President Trump could “take care of himself.”

“I don’t regret that. I believe [Trump}, can take care of himself. I have jokes-he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.”

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  • Anonymous

    Colbert should be fired. That’s what would happen if someone had said that about Obama.

    • Coll

      That’s right I agree

    • Coll

      He is a two year old needs to grow up he makes a fool out of himself he’s an embarrassment to comedians and he actually thinks he’s funny when he’s actually the most ignorant man I’ve ever seen! He only knows how to talk to people by bashing other people, he’s not original just a want to be! I guess that’s all he knows how to do!and how to keep the audience it is beyond me! He must pay them to laugh at his stupid jokes!

  • Anonymous

    Colbert should be taken off the air!!!

  • Anonymous

    Who do these people, him & others like him, that think they can say anything about anybody? I for one am sick of it. For a long time, I thought he should be fired, not just for Trump comments, but about others.

  • Anonymous

    It would be long overdue for Stephen Colbert to be fired should get prison for all his slanderous remarks and the network should get a large fine and their rights should be suspended for six months to set an example and if it is allowed again by a network they should be suspended indefinitely

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous I agree with you, every thing you said is true

  • Anonymous

    Fire his ass

  • Its so sad that television is allowing such talk that decent people can’t watch or listen to TV they end up listening to the Radios instead because I don’t feel that I have to watch such filth on Tv but if more people went to doing that The networks .

  • Anonymous

    Sad that cbs didn’t have the common sense not to air garbage they had plenty of opportunity to stop it but it just shows they have no respect for the audience or the president or this country Shame shame hope the FCC will take action

  • Anonymous

    FIRE COLBERT .

  • Colbert should be remove from any show for his garbage mouth THE FCC SHOULD REMOVE Colbert for his Slanderous, REMARKS ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT. Remove him from any
    on air on any Radio or Television.FIRE HIM!

    • Anonymous

      It was past slander, that was filthy mouth talk !! Shame on FCC for not catching it sooner !!!

  • Edie Whitford

    fire…….Colbert…it’s not humor..freedom of speech or anything anyone claims it is…It plain vulgar and disrespecting…he would not get away with it in any other country.

    • Anonymous

      Lack of respect for the office of the PREsident !! FCC do your duty !

  • jim crossno

    Colbert was on his way out until the Trump jokes started but there is a difference between jokes and vulgarity against the President of our Great nation, they should be not only fined at the highest amounts to the stations that Allow it to happen, and the person be sued and FIRED

  • Alicia

    He insulted not only our President but more than half of Americans

  • David

    After hearing this….. can we all remember Howard Stern? I listened to years of Stern without being offended.. yet some stupid filthy comment that had no purpose whatsoever out of Colberts mouth was probably the most offensive thing i’ve heard in a long time.. and on top of that.. it wasn’t even funny. Tomi Lahren gets fired for a viewpoint.. and Colbert does far worse with no purpose and nothing happens… despicable… pfffffft..

  • Anonymous

    Colbert’s rant sounds more like hate than fact based or humor. TV like this is not worth watching and seems to be setting a new standard for talk shows and the news. It’s time to send a strong message and FIRE Colbert.

  • Anonymous

    FIRE THE IDIOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Do your job FCC, uphold the law. Remove colbert.

  • v rossi

    fire him he not even funny..v rossi

  • Anonymous

    How can this person sleep at night knowing what he has said of the President of our great nation. What about how he has hurt the President’s children? Has he no shame? He will have to pay for his foul mouth on the judgment seat of the Lord some day. Poor man; I hope he is happy with all his money. Some people will do anything for money.

  • John Grillo

    The FCC has been in hiding for too long. How much $ are they budgeted to do what? Many times the programming on tv has been worse than demeaning, hateful, vulgar carried to obscene. Do your job and force CBS to remove Colbert and a hefty penalty would ensure they clean up their operation.

  • Yes do the right thing Colbert should be fired I would like to see some movies in this time slot

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