FCC to investigate Colbert for Trump joke

Colbert, who hosts the Late Show, made a joke about President Trump and his treatment of CBS journalist, John Dickerson.
By Alex Bourque | May 06, 2017
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced that it will look into a joke made by late night host, Stephen Colbert.

Colbert, who hosts theLate Show, made a joke about President Trump and his treatment of CBS journalist, John Dickerson. In the defense of Dickerson, whose interview with the Commander in Chief was ended abruptly after he asked about the unfounded allegations President Trump made about the Barack Obama administration wiretapping him, Colbert began to insult the U.S. President.

"Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine," said Colbert ."You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's ck holster."

According to the FCC, several complaints have been filed against Colbert for his comments. A #FireColbert movement also began over social media with many Americans expressing their displeasure with the Colbert comments. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the FCC would take appropriate actions to conclude and investigation into whether the joke was obscene or not.
"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," said PaionTalk Radio 1210 WPHT Thursday. "Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be. A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do."


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