While the establishment media yet again exposes its blatant bias against all things conservative by giving Stephen Colbert a pass for dropping "c**k holster" on the President of the United States, #FireColbert has been trending on Twitter. In fact, on Tuesday, it reached the No. 2 trending topic nationally. But it's not only pro-Trumpers promoting the hashtag, some in the LGBT community are also calling foul on Colbert's "homophobic" rant.
In case you missed it, on the Late Show Monday night, Colbert took it upon himself to say all the things that "fair-minded" journalists who are so unfairly abused by the president cannot say. With the help of his team of bad writers, Colbert offered up a string of juvenile insults culminating with a line that we can safely say no other host of a once respectable talk show has ever uttered (emphasis added):
COLBERT: Mr. President, I love your presidency, I call it "Disgrace The Nation." You're not the POTUS, you're the "Gloat-Us." You're the glutton with the button. You're a regular "Gorge Washington." You're the "presi-dunce" but you're turning into a real "prick-tator." 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. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c**k holster.
And this is not the first time Colbert has made such a comment about Trump. Here he was a few months ago asking Trump, "What does Putin's d*** taste like?":
Though many of the same folks in the media would be clamoring for a conservative's head over such comments, particularly if directed at Barack Obama, most of them are shrugging it off or tying themselves into knots defending their fellow progressive. But social media is responding less sympathetically, including many from the LGBT community.
Newsweek, which attempts to paint Colbert as more of a victim than the offender in the situation, nonetheless admits that Colbert's joke "has clearly caused offense among some in the LGBT community." One example Newsweek grudgingly provides is from openly gay author and journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept.
"Homophobia for the right cause, with the right targets, is good homophobia, apparently," Greenwald tweeted Tuesday.
Homophobia for the right cause, with the right targets, is good homophobia, apparently. https://t.co/4rLd1wfTfA— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 2, 2017
Another example: James Michael Nichols, deputy editor for The Huffington Post's Queer Voices, who wrote a piece Tuesday chiding Colbert for his "casual homophobia":
Colbert’s decision to make this kind of joke illustrates a kind of casual homophobia that permeates American culture ― even among supposed liberal allies with massive media platforms. It positions sex between two men as doing something so mockable and inherently emasculating that it’s the ultimate “fuck you” to Donald Trump ― because what could be more embarrassing to a man than having a cock in his mouth? And what could be more offensive that being compared to ― or put in the submissive position of ― a woman?
At the heart of jokes like these is an erroneous belief that men who have sex with other men are the ultimate failure of masculine expectations. The “comedy” within this idea reeks of a bygone era where the power of straight, white men went unchecked and people not meeting their ideals of masculinity ― namely women, gay people, trans people, people of color, minorities in general ― continued to always be the butt of the joke. Especially on late night television.
So will Colbert be reprimanded in any meaningful way by CBS? Don't hold your breath. The Daily Wire's John Nolte perfectly sums up the reality of Colbert's "protected" status:
...Colbert is only getting away with this because, within our corrupt mainstream media, he is among the protected class, someone in possession of what our media considers CorrectThink, someone who is useful to the Democrats and therefore the media's cause, someone whose hatred of President Trump speaks for our media on a nightly basis. This means Colbert can do no wrong, can do whatever he wants, can hurl homophobic vitriol at a sitting president with absolutely no fear from the media of repercussions or career damage.