As Twitchy reported last night, comedian Stephen Colbert is in hot water over a tweet satirizing Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation:

http://twitter.com/#!/ColbertReport/status/449320692446920704

The tweet has been deleted, and the verified Colbert Report Twitter account, owned and operated by Comedy Central, is now saying Colbert and his staff weren’t responsible:

https://twitter.com/ColbertReport/status/449395265251078144

https://twitter.com/ColbertReport/status/449406887306731520

Defenders of Colbert and/or The Colbert Report say the tweet wasn’t racist because it was satire:

https://twitter.com/KatraHigher/status/449381921139994625

Among those making this argument is MSNBC host Touré:

He also retweeted these:

But Touré was singing a different tune last year when The Onion “jokingly” called actress Quvenzhané Wallis a c**t:

We’re sure Touré would have been laughing up a storm if the Colbert Report had used this rhyme instead of “ching chong ding dong.”

 

 

 

  • Jake Wilde

    I think the question is: Is the satire accurate? It can’t be satire if there is no truth to it. It is then an implanted thought to further agenda.

  • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

    I have a feeling they don’t know what bigot means. If they did, Progressives would be in deep sh*t.

    • http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1mo1wzFiu1qbubzqo1_400.gif Cleatus Van Damne✓RᵉᵃˡAᴹᵉʳᶦ©ᵃᶰ

      Political correctness is a prog disease.

  • Gallatin

    Touré ✔
    @Toure
    Colbert parodies bigotry to make bigots look foolish. He does this very well.

    Tourrets and all other colbare sycophants you are not allowed to define bigotry or racism for me, I can define for myself and each and everyone of you is a racist and a bigot.

    • KornKing

      On top of that, buckwheat does a pretty good job of looking foolish without anyone parodying him.

  • NeoKong

    I watched the Colbert segment because apparently I am supposed to be angry about it.and I planned on being angry about it but then I decided to clip my toenails instead.
    I have moved on with my life.

  • algonquinmatt

    talk about a cult of personality. these people are really full of themselves and assume that everybody else should know that the racist tweet was satirical.

    • Guest

      Looks can be deceiving…he’s even dumber than he looks.

  • World B. Free

    Is Toure really as stupid as he looks?

    Never mind, I’m pretty sure I know the answer to that.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Don Imus does satire too…what happened to him?

    • http://www.jabootu.com/acolytes/bnotes/ Apostic

      Something about Happy Neaded Nos

    • Andrew51

      Don Imus is not acting on his show.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Remind me, the next time black people are extrinsic to the debate on a particular subject, to throw in a gratuitous slap at them and at Niblets in particular, simply to make a satirical point. The precedent’s been set.

    Really, ISN’T this all about people refusing to take Asians being offended seriously, because, as we ALL know, they’re ALL super-smart and successful, so how dare they claim to be victims– hey, for all intents and purposes they’re “better than white”!

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Claims only made on the left.. to us on the right,.. we’ve been pretty much programed to avoid ANY commentary on race, simple because for us, the lefty media accepts no right answer.

      Convicted the minute we say anything, even in Romney’s case, just having a family portrait made.. that was all he did…

      get a family picture.

      and those drooling halfwits at MSNBC not only mock his grand baby’s race, they call him a racist, for allowing a non white family member in the picture.

      These hateful idiots are insane….

      so now they tear each other apart with the same parsing of partial implied maybe sort of intentions, …. fine, may none survive their own bizarro world rules when they have to live by them.

      I have zero sympathy for any of them, they made these rules, exactly to convict every person they touch, let see how that feels for once. Maybe a light bulb or three will go off.

  • http://www.jabootu.com/acolytes/bnotes/ Apostic

    Colbert who?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Oh, he’s that racist guy on Comedy Central.

  • stuckinIL4now

    This is the typical libturd meme–say anything to make excuses and defend their own ignorance and insensitivity. BTW, Colbert ceased being funny or relevant a long long time ago–about the same time he became full of himself.

    • Brown Bear Mike

      Paging Bill Maher … Mr. Msher, to the white courtesy phone for a message …

  • Jack Deth

    Toure, et al reaffirm my belief that liberals are too stupid to breathe. Do not feel pain the way we do. And should be freeze dried and shot towards the Sun for the betterment of mankind.

    • grais

      “Do not feel pain the way we do.”
      Directly from one of the most horrible-yet-hilarious, un-PC P J O’Roarke articles ever written. He mercilessly lambasted every one of my heritage groups and I laugh every time I think about it.

      • Jack Deth

        Good catch!

        I still have that issue of The National Lampoon, grais.

        I believe it was titled “Unwanted Foreigners”. One of P.J.’s best!

        • grais

          I have it, too – somewhere. A keeper, for sure.
          Foreigners Around the World is the title in my head, but I could be wrong.
          The “Good point” about one group or other was “A lot of them are dead.”
          “The Irish : Bandy-legged, neckless sots who hardly ever f**k. Their women have their legs on upside-down. Sell their children for whiskey.”
          Having Irish heritage, my husband and I laughed ourselves senseless.
          Now I want to go find it.
          : )

        • grais
  • Chip

    Cuz, Laws knows, chil’, that you all can’t be a bigot if ya’ll ain’t a white republicans.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      And every one of those PC minions is stone cold certain that every conservative is a racist, sexist, stupid crazy evil mad max extra banjo playing backwoods mental defective..

      when mostly their shiny new degrees in the Obama economy they love so much, will look great hung above the grill and deep fryer as they ask if you want fries with that.

      but they are certain they are the smart ones… at some point, reality has to cave in their skulls enough to let some daylight in.

      then they might actually think about how to fix something, instead of just screaming racist at every suggestion.

      • Chip

        I like the way you think!

  • Steve__Jacobson

    All those people claiming to understand satire more than likely take anything in “The Daily Currant” as the unvarnished truth.

    • southernlights

      Sho nuf.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      The Onion too.. if it’s about the right.

  • grais

    I tried to care about this issue, I really did. I can see why Colbert would be offensive to Asians, but what he does is what he does. Seems he was okay in Park’s mind UNTIL he did this particular bit of ‘satire’. Then I saw her Twitter, which has turned into a lot of hate directed at her, and at least as much hate directed at ‘whites’.

    When Everybody’s gone over the edge and is flingin’ poo, I lose interest. It’s become nothing more than a useless, anger-filled whinefest on Everyone’s part.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      The school yard bullies have turned on each other,… and see all the hate for each others race comes out.

      liberal vs. Liberal… when all the petty hates come out for a stroll. Tolerant, yeah, of their own petty bigotry… it’s easy to see who the genuine haters are when blue slaps blue.

      • grais

        I don’t know who’s liberal and who’s not, and don’t know that it matters. I just see a whole lotta people spitting out a whole lotta hate.
        Doesn’t make any sense.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          Colbert watchers… you have to figure are almost entirely liberals, who else joins in, anyone’s guess, but it started as liberal on liberal..

          You can be fairly certain that the one’s confidently bashing Colbert for being white, are lliberals, self loathing isn’t a conservactive habit. The other racial groups are piling on, it didn’t take long.

  • Maxx

    God bless you Twitchy. Keeping tabs on the opinions that offend and conveniently do not offend Toure is a punishment normally reserved for GITMO detainees.

    • Wonder Pony

      That right there is funny.

  • Keith

    I only take offense because it wasn’t funny. The drones that watch his show probably found it funny.

    • dabhidh

      They probably didn’t even find it funny, they’re just pissed that others are offended by things they aren’t told to be offended by by the right people. And they’re disgusted that conservatives can use situations like this to expose the dishonesty and hypocrisy of the left.

      • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

        Colbert’s defenders are giving that away, when they bitterly complain, hey,…. “it’s how those rethugs think”, chill….. you can’t accuse a liberal dammit…

  • MrApple

    Toure is a Liberal douche, plain and simple.

    • Jack Deth

      Citrus, Potpourri or Garden scented?

      • MrApple

        A fine aroma of hypocritical Liberal compassion mixed with a hint of self-righteousness elitism.

  • Obama my Nigga

    Maybe I should try to have multiple verified Twitter accounts that I actually control. Then when I screw up I don’t have to apologize. I can just claim it was somebody else who “misspoke.” Maybe princess Oblamer would help me out and say “I didn’t post that.”

  • dabhidh

    Good satire makes people laugh, sometimes even the targets of the satire. Bad satire just pisses people off unnecessarily.

  • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

    I hope they enjoy their circular firing squad,

    I know I am.

    These douche bags call us “inherently” racist for no reason except to smear an entire political point of view, nothing about what we do,, or say matters, because they have already prejudged half the country jn their petty little hate fest.

    They created this PC mob mentality, let them choke each other to death with it.

    Colbert exists to slime the balf of the country that hasn’t been beaten into submission by his twisted left’s strawman tunnel vision.. they hate the right which exists in a fictional fantasy in their pointy little heads, where we are all in the klan, not the right which actually exists.

    they’re mocking a boogeyman they made up out of whole cloth, sneering at their own fiction..

    excuse me if I don’t care if they destroy him for stepping over a line they do everyday when they broad brush smear fly over country. Stupid redneck racist rethuglicans, they hates black people…. I know this, because that idiot Colbert says so…

    screw Colbert, and the. entire left wing hate machine

  • capisce

    If that tweet had come from @DuckDynasty, @Toure would be knee-deep in selective outrage.
    When the PC police come for one of their own, libs re-discover words like “satire, parody and context”.
    “Racist, bigot and _____phobe” reserved for PC violators on the conservative end of the ideological spectrum.

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      Exactly, as Jon Stewart plays it, clown nose on, clown nose off…..

      they demand to be sources of lefty wisdom, till they step out of line, then it’s “I’m just a comedian” time again. Stewart wore the shine off of that years ago.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      I never once heard any liberal saying anything hateful about Alec Baldwin last year when he was saying and tweeting homophobic things.

      • KornKing

        They must have all been in the bathroom.

    • samshile

      So does this mean Limbaugh can now buy an NFL team?

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    So libs will call us racist when they’re the only ones bringing up Obama’s skin color and they’re the only ones using words like “Uncle Tom,” “House Ni**er” and “White Man’s Puppet.” But Colbert says something offensive and he’s not a racist?

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Why is it that Toure will call Republicans bigots merely for speaking out against failed Obama policies, but when a Democrat calls Ben Carson the n-word or Allen West the n-word suddenly Toure is okay with racism?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Asking for consistency from a liberal is like expecting Obamacare to work; it’s a fool’s errand.

  • jumper297

    Calm down everyone… Colbert is actually a flaming liberal. He’s ALLOWED to be racist and call it “comedy.” Hell, Sarah Silverman made a whole career out of being a howling bigot and calling it an “act.” But if any of you ACTUAL racists (ie: conservatives) made even one comment that could be interpreted as off color then standby for the Lib Sanctimony Express run you over.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Some folks actually get their news from this show. Sigh.

  • Wonder Pony

    Shorter for the tweets from Colbert supporters “Shut up Asians!”

  • mrspinky85

    So, racism is okay if you’re joking. Some please screen cap this for use at a later time.

  • frozeninbemidji

    When ‘progressives’ say racist things, it’s satire, don’t you get it?

    When they put the chains on your ankles, it’s for your own good, don’t you get it?

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Touré is the conscience of America. Totally.

  • CBDS

    Oh Turde… you never cease to amaze me with your hypocritical idiocy.

  • scumby

    Colbert trying hide his racism under the guise of “satire”,

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    I’m shocked, SHOCKED, to find that Touré is a hypocrite.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    He’s making fun of the bigotry of conservatives, which doesn’t exist, by making a tweet, which he didn’t make, that quotes something he did say on his show…

    Whew! Imagining racism is hard work! How do liberals do it?

  • Eric

    “Toure parodies intelligence to make others look smart. He does this very well.”

    FIFY. 😉

  • Mary Mommy Happy 2016!

    I wonder if Toure repeat this to himself in the mirror everyday?

    http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/919/3039/original.jpg?w=600&h

  • Earl Sullivan

    Satire or not it is still RACISM …..can’t cut it any thinner then that as it is as blatant as blatant can be.

  • Maryland_Malcontent

    I want to believe that Colbert was lampooning the ridiculousness that Dan Snyder had to open such a ludicrously named organization to deflect flak that the acceptable-for-decades-by-all-reasonable-people name of his NFL team draws.

    That would require Colbert to have some common sense and to be more than the political shill who considered eating at obama’s table-ditching his wife to do so, as I understand it-to be the best moment of his life.

  • Ṩụẹ

    Colbert’s shtick isn’t satire – it’s farce.

    From Monte Python and the Holy Grail…

    Peasants: We have found a witch! (A witch! a witch!)
    Burn her burn her!

    Peasant 1: We have found a witch, may we burn her?
    (cheers)
    Vladimir: How do you known she is a witch?
    P2: She looks like one!
    V: Bring her forward
    (advance)
    Woman: I’m not a witch! I’m not a witch!
    V: ehh… but you are dressed like one.
    W: They dressed me up like this!
    All: naah no we didn’t… no.
    W: And this isn’t my nose, it’s a false one.
    (V lifts up carrot)
    V: Well?
    P1: Well we did do the nose
    V: The nose?
    P1: …And the hat, but she is a witch!
    (all: yeah, burn her burn her!)
    V: Did you dress her up like this?
    P1: No! (no no… no) Yes. (yes yeah) a bit (a bit bit a bit) But she has got a wart!
    (P3 points at wart)
    V: What makes you think she is a witch?
    P2: Well, she turned me into a newt!
    V: A newt?!
    (P2 pause & look around)
    P2: I got better.
    (pause)
    P3: Burn her anyway! (burn her burn her burn!)

  • David maley

    Toure must love Rush Limbaugh then

  • Thomas Wickett

    Liberals have become very good at hiding behind satire. Liberals can say and do anything that they like and call it “satire”. That’s why they get can get away with attacking conservatives when in reality they’re misogynist bigots, racists and intolerant of any thought that doesn’t fall in line with their own way of thinking.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    There’s a story, evidently inaccurate, about a bill once proposed by a Sen. Spong. The true story is almost as good:

    As described in an article by his cousin, the Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, Senator Spong: “was invited with the other freshman senators to address the National
    Press Club. Fearful that someone on radio or television would call him Senator Sponge, he used his brief five-minute introductory speech to that body to secure proper name identification. His first act as a senator, he announced in his southern drawl, would be to introduce a bill to protect the rights of songwriters in Hong Kong. He would be joined in this effort by the senior senator of Louisiana, Russell Long, and the senior senator from Hawaii, Hiram Fong, and together they would present the Long Fong Spong Hong Kong Song Bill. His name was never mispronounced by members of the media.”

    Think THAT would get howled down today as — well. You know.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Spong

  • lainer51

    Satire only works when a liberal insults another liberal.