Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Station broadcasts vulgar anti-gay slur amid Trump slam

Another for the "Media is Detrimental to Society" file: Our CBS affiliate, KHSL-TV, on Monday night beamed a vulgar, borderline homophobic rant against the president of the United States into every home in the north state -- including the TV in your child's bedroom.

From Breitbart News:
Stephen Colbert unleashed a blistering, profanity-laced barrage of personal insults against President Donald Trump during Monday’s broadcast of The Late Show.

Colbert couched his attacks on the president as an attempt to defend his CBS colleague and Face the Nation host John Dickerson, whose show the president “loves” and jokingly called “Deface the Nation” in an interview this week. [...]

“Mr. President, I love your presidency. I call it ‘Disgrace the Nation,'” he began. “You’re not the POTUS; you’re the ‘BLOTUS.’ 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,” Colbert continued. “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*ck holster,” Colbert said, as the audience erupted in laughter and applause.
Whatever happened to George Carlin's Seven Words You Can't Say On Television? Lucian Wintrich writes at the Gateway Pundit:
Stephen Colbert’s disgusting 12-minute homophobic rant against President Donald Trump cannot be taken lightly. Too many times, people on the right are attacked for even the smallest social infraction (like Bill O’Reilly’s “hot chocolate” situation) and yet liberals don’t bat an eyelash after Colbert’s vile and obscene anti-gay ‘joke’. [...]

Colbert’s actions demand a response and CBS, as a network, is complicit as they allowed for this to happen. The audience had no problem laughing along, either. It goes to show that if it comes out of the mouth of someone “on their team” it is not a problem, but if the right says it there will be boycotts, rallies, and riots.
If CBS is complicit, so, too, is every one of its affiliates, which actually broadcast the vulgar content. Their signal is the one that invaded your home. It used to be that affiliates had a lot of sway with networks, and if they heard from viewers and local advertisers about something, they'd pass it along. But now the affiliates are major corporate networks themselves, and they could give a rip what you think. Channels 12 and 24 are owned by a company based in Atlanta, Ga., which has network affiliates from New York to California. Their company bigwigs have probably never set foot in Redding, or Red Bluff, or Burney, and wouldn't if somebody asked them to.

That's why the issue of funding is so important to many consumers. These stations and the garbage they transmit are funded by 1) cable subscribers who pay carriage fees directly to the stations as well as to the networks, and 2) advertising dollars, including from local businesses. Thus, it's possible for consumers to shop accordingly.

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