Comedian Patton Oswalt found irony in an article at Salon which defended of Stephen Colbert from “PC outrage” after Colbert tweeted a racist “joke” about Asians. Oswalt linked to a Salon article from July of last year titled “Patton Oswalt makes Asian name joke, in response to racist KTVU news report”:
Oswalt then heard from a Salon writer, who tried to explain:
Another Salon writer, Alex Pareene, no stranger in his own right to making racist Asian “jokes,” weighed in this way:
Please pass the popcorn.
The conversation continued:
If history is any indication, Oswalt and Salon personnel will probably butt heads again in the near future.