Many news people have been removed from their positions over their making crude and obscene comments or jokes on the airwaves. All it takes is for people to claim they have been offended by the common for the person to be yanked from their television position. Hopefully, the same thing will happen with Stephen Colbert after his crude, obscene and sexually explicit joke about President Donald Trump.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai said that his agency will be looking into complaints made against Stephen Colbert for what some labeled a homophobic joke about President Donald Trump.
“I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints — and we’ve gotten a number of them — 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,” Pai told Philadelphia’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
“Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be,” he continued. “A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do.” Pai was appointed to the FCC in 2012 by President Barack Obama. He was elevated to the chairmanship of the commission by Trump in January.
Media is often treated differently depending on which side of the political aisle someone occupies. Had a conservative person made the same comment about a liberal, they would have already been removed from their position, but since Colbert is a flaming liberal, he still hosts his nightly show, and chances are, since his program is outside the so-called safe zone of 6am to 10pm, little if anything will happen to him.