Stephen Colbert FCC Investigation
Stephen Colbert FCC Investigation. This is no joke. The Federal Communications Commission as reported by New York Post has launched an investigation into comedian Stephen Colbert’s raunchy cracks about President Trump following a flood of complaints.
The agency would “take the appropriate action” depending on whether “The Late Show” host’s remarks are found to be “obscene,” FCC chairman Ajit Pai said.
“We are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out . . . and we’ll take the appropriate action,” Pai told Philadelphia’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, according to The Hill.
The FCC fielded complaints after Colbert went on a lengthy rant against Trump on his Monday show (above), saying: “The only thing your mouth is good at is being Vladimir Putin’s c–k holster.”
Trump jokes at record level on late night
In December, Stephen Colbert told CBS’ John Dickerson in an interview, “Now I have no choice but to actually enjoy this incredible gift every day that Mr. Trump will be,” referring to the oft-repeated notion that President Donald Trump would be a boon to late-night comedy shows.
On Thursday, researchers at George Mason University released a study that aimed to quantify exactly how much of a gift Trump has been.
According to the study, Trump was the subject of 1,060 jokes from the leading late-night talkshow hosts in his first 100 days in office — far surpassing the number of jokes other recent presidents attracted in their entire first year in office.
There were 936 directed at Barack Obama in 2009, and 546 toward George W. Bush in 2001. Bill Clinton had only 440 jokes in 1993.
The study counted “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” It notably did not include “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.”
The study also said that Colbert made the most jokes at the expense of Trump (337), followed by Noah (315), Fallon (231) and Kimmel (177).