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2014-04-01 10:08:23 AM
His side is that people took the tweet out of context?  Did that actually happen?  Every discussion I heard of it correctly placed it as a parody of the Redskins thing.

I get if somebody unfamiliar with the Redskins debacle read the tweet and "didn't get it"... but wouldn't any reasonable person respond by googling to figure out what joke you had missed, not just freaking out and crying for cancellation?
 
2014-04-01 10:14:04 AM

serial_crusher: I get if somebody unfamiliar with the Redskins debacle read the tweet and "didn't get it"... but wouldn't any reasonable person respond by googling to figure out what joke you had missed, not just freaking out and crying for cancellation?


There wasn't any context provided on the Twitter feed of @ColbertReport, and no Googling things is well beyond the capability of... a frightening number of people that I interact with on a daily basis.  That people wouldn't assume that a comedian would have a set-up to a joke is pretty sad, but normal.

But ultimately this has made for some excellent jokes at the media's expense, and Dan Snyder's too and that's good enough for me.
 
2014-04-01 10:14:33 AM

serial_crusher: His side is that people took the tweet out of context?  Did that actually happen?  Every discussion I heard of it correctly placed it as a parody of the Redskins thing.

I get if somebody unfamiliar with the Redskins debacle read the tweet and "didn't get it"... but wouldn't any reasonable person respond by googling to figure out what joke you had missed, not just freaking out and crying for cancellation?



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2014-04-01 10:18:15 AM
I love that he pointed out Malkin's "In defense of Internment."
 
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2014-04-01 10:21:42 AM
The funny thing is that it was fancy ladic to try that at all.  Comedy Centrals target demographic is young adults.  They don't care about the sort of people who would want to cancel Colbert.  All they accomplished is boosting his ratings.
 
2014-04-01 10:33:32 AM
The right's Cancel Colbert is going to work as well as the left's Cancel O'Reilly.
 
2014-04-01 10:49:57 AM
Side note: is Suey Park really a "hashtag activist" or did she just become one with this?  I mean, it takes all kinds and whatnot, but seriously?
 
2014-04-01 10:58:23 AM

EvilEgg: The right's Cancel Colbert is going to work as well as the left's Cancel O'Reilly.


I was really hoping the right wingers calling for his cancellation were being intentionally sarcastic, just making fun of the whole debacle in a "now you know how we feel" kind of way.  Opportunism is probably a more likely explanation unfortunately.
 
2014-04-01 10:59:50 AM

impaler: I love that he pointed out Malkin's "In defense of Internment."


I totally lost it with the "unpaid internment" with Ja-mes.

/cancelled for 3 days, just like Jesus!
 
2014-04-01 11:00:43 AM

serial_crusher: I was really hoping the right wingers calling for his cancellation were being intentionally sarcastic, just making fun of the whole debacle in a "now you know how we feel" kind of way. Opportunism is probably a more likely explanation unfortunately.


A little from column A, a little from column B, but also worth noting is that the perpetually-offended types that started this #Cancel campaign were probably, if I'm being honest here, of the liberal variety.  I guess I could dig her up on Twitter and see.
 
2014-04-01 11:11:51 AM

factoryconnection: Side note: is Suey Park really a "hashtag activist" or did she just become one with this?  I mean, it takes all kinds and whatnot, but seriously?


Suey Park is an internet social justice "advocate" and her twitter is actually named "Angry Asian Woman"

So yes. She's legit with what she's trying to do. And I'm also sure she thought Oliver Twist wanted the British to eat Irish baWIEs, too.
 
2014-04-01 11:14:23 AM

factoryconnection: A little from column A, a little from column B, but also worth noting is that the perpetually-offended types that started this #Cancel campaign were probably, if I'm being honest here, of the liberal variety. I guess I could dig her up on Twitter and see.


Okay: that was a mistake.  Den of rage constructed over pit of rage, filled with tchotchkes of rage.  Let's just say that she and her supporters are not open to the "it was satire" dialogue, because in her own (albeit retweeted words) "COLBERT SUCKS AT SATIRE."

Sure he does, lady.  Sure.
 
2014-04-01 11:17:20 AM
Suey Park is apparently one of the biggest fancy lads to ever draw breath.  What is her education level?  She seems to be a case of arrested development around age 8.  She probably giggles at words like poo and vagina.  I mean, if you really cannot recognize satire and respond appropriately you might want to rethink the whole talking where others can you hear you.
 
2014-04-01 11:26:59 AM

hardinparamedic: Suey Park is an internet social justice "advocate" and her twitter is actually named "Angry Asian Woman"


From her interviews, she appears to be an Asian woman who makes broad-sweeping generalizations which marginalizes the intellect and capabilities of white men.  Some people would call it racism, but being a white man, I wouldn't know anything about that.
 
2014-04-01 11:34:01 AM

minorfancy lad: From her interviews, she appears to be an Asian woman who makes broad-sweeping generalizations which marginalizes the intellect and capabilities of white men.  Some people would call it racism, but being a white man, I wouldn't know anything about that.


There's quite a difference in a minority holding an irrational reactionary racist view of whites, and almost two centuries of institutional-based racism which marginalized, criminalized, and oppressed those who were non-white.

Both are wrong. But while Suey Park has the ability to act like an ass and stoke up the right wing media, the later has the ability to have you murdered, thrown in jail based on skin color alone, and deny you housing, employment, and education.
 
2014-04-01 11:39:16 AM

hardinparamedic: Both are wrong. But while Suey Park has the ability to act like an ass and stoke up the right wing media, the later has the ability to have you murdered, thrown in jail based on skin color alone, and deny you housing, employment, and education.


Racism is an institutional problem.  If you don't control the institution, or more specifically the ideas you support aren't the institution's ideas, then it is just angry prejudice.  So when someone says "Suey Park can't be racist (in the US)" don't mistake it for "Suey Park is being noble."  She's an angry, prejudiced person looking for things to piss her off.

But honestly, what can all that anger do for her or against anyone?  Close a promotional twitter account?  WHOAAAAA!
 
2014-04-01 11:47:12 AM

factoryconnection: Racism is an institutional problem.  If you don't control the institution, or more specifically the ideas you support aren't the institution's ideas, then it is just angry prejudice.  So when someone says "Suey Park can't be racist (in the US)" don't mistake it for "Suey Park is being noble."  She's an angry, prejudiced person looking for things to piss her off.

But honestly, what can all that anger do for her or against anyone?  Close a promotional twitter account?  WHOAAAAA!


No. Not really. What makes her a prejudicial person is her inability to separate topical satire and sarcasm from actual racist speech, and hence demand the cancellation of a political satire show run by a political satirist. Hence the "Modest Proposal" reference up there.

Her own masturbatory wikipedia entry pretty much sums up her mentality.
 
2014-04-01 11:49:03 AM

hardinparamedic: There's quite a difference in a minority holding an irrational reactionary racist view of whites, and almost two centuries of institutional-based racism which marginalized, criminalized, and oppressed those who were non-white.


So such names used to describe various white people like Gringo,  Paddy, Wop, Frog, Dago, etc, are just terms of endearment?
 
2014-04-01 11:53:46 AM

minorfancy lad: So such names used to describe various white people like Gringo,  Paddy, Wop, Frog, Dago, etc, are just terms of endearment?


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Most of those terms were used by whites to describe people not white enough to join the exclusive club of white anglo-saxon protestants. The word Gringo originated in Spain as a way to describe non-Spanish speaking foreigners. It's older than you think.
 
2014-04-01 11:55:53 AM

hardinparamedic: Hence the "Modest Proposal" reference up there.


I thought that was a good touch.
 
2014-04-01 11:58:07 AM

minorfancy lad: Paddy, Wop, Frog, Dago, etc, are just terms of endearment?


Who used these?  White people against white immigrants.  Ethnocentrism is at play here... but ultimately a white Mick/Guinea mix like me could blend in easily among the WASP elites when discrimination against my ancestors was significant, as long as I didn't mention my surname.  That's not a luxury most racial minorities or women could indulge.

hardinparamedic: Her own masturbatory wikipedia entry pretty much sums up her mentality.


Nice.
 
2014-04-01 12:12:52 PM
Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.
 
2014-04-01 12:18:37 PM

mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.


media.giphy.com
 
2014-04-01 12:31:28 PM

hardinparamedic: . And I'm also sure she thought Oliver Twist wanted the British to eat Irish baWIEs, too.


Please sir, may I have some more?
 
2014-04-01 12:35:13 PM

mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.



On a day when the main page is filled with stories from 2004, seeing this exact comment is kinda funny.
 
2014-04-01 12:39:03 PM
That intro was great.  Good ol B.D.-eyed Wong always delivers.

/wasthatracist?
 
2014-04-01 12:39:13 PM

hardinparamedic: the later has the ability to have you murdered, thrown in jail based on skin color alone, and deny you housing, employment, and education.


as a white person i am very upset that i do not have the phone number to call to get this done
 
2014-04-01 12:44:25 PM

mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.


There's no failing at humor like conservative failing at humor
 
2014-04-01 12:51:57 PM

sprawl15: hardinparamedic: the later has the ability to have you murdered, thrown in jail based on skin color alone, and deny you housing, employment, and education.

as a white person i am very upset that i do not have the phone number to call to get this done


Laughter OL!!!

 I was going to reply that that sack of drivel, but you had a much better response.

 Well done.
 
2014-04-01 12:57:18 PM

mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.


traversing conservative-oriented comedy from such a slanted news source is, well, just a slippery slope.
 
2014-04-01 01:02:49 PM

sprawl15: as a white person i am very upset that i do not have the phone number to call to get this done


Sucks to be poor and 99%, doesn't it? I guess the best you'll have to do is yelling "Attractive and Successful African Americans!" at passing cars.
 
2014-04-01 01:15:16 PM

Lionel Mandrake: mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.

There's no failing at humor like conservative failing at humor



It's almost funny, when you remember how the line was one particular politics tab troll's favorite saying a long time ago. Google tells me that late 2007 was its heyday. The guy said it so often, it didn't take long for everyone to mock him. I think he disappeared soon after that happened.

I kinda doubt mistrmind intended it as an homage to that guy, but I still chuckled a little.
 
2014-04-01 01:20:16 PM

hardinparamedic: I guess the best you'll have to do is yelling "Attractive and Successful African Americans!" at passing cars.


why would i do that
 
2014-04-01 01:22:15 PM

sprawl15: why would i do that


It's sarcasm, mah boy.

And Christ. I need to stop posting before I have coffee. Johnathan Swift.
 
2014-04-01 01:32:51 PM

mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.


And there is no herp like your derp.
 
2014-04-01 01:40:11 PM
Never really got any reason for people to be up in arms about him other than their own spotlight.

/Im a chink and still like colbert.
 
2014-04-01 01:40:46 PM

phaseolus: Lionel Mandrake: mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.

There's no failing at humor like conservative failing at humor


It's almost funny, when you remember how the line was one particular politics tab troll's favorite saying a long time ago. Google tells me that late 2007 was its heyday. The guy said it so often, it didn't take long for everyone to mock him. I think he disappeared soon after that happened.

I kinda doubt mistrmind intended it as an homage to that guy, but I still chuckled a little.


Oh, I remember the guy...I used to respond to him the same way

....good times
 
2014-04-01 01:44:47 PM

mistrmind: Ah.  There is no hate like Liberal hate.


We really ARE back in 2004!
 
2014-04-01 02:02:10 PM

serial_crusher: His side is that people took the tweet out of context?  Did that actually happen? Every discussion I heard of it correctly placed it as a parody of the Redskins thing.

I get if somebody unfamiliar with the Redskins debacle read the tweet and "didn't get it"... but wouldn't any reasonable person respond by googling to figure out what joke you had missed, not just freaking out and crying for cancellation?


Hell yeah, they dropped all context and ran with the statement like it was the final 10 seconds of the SuperBowl and the underdogs were down by 6 points. They didn't WANT the context, they just wanted the punchline of the joke because they thought it offset anything they'd gotten called out on.

I bet if we looked at stats across the country, at least 15% of all FoxNews employees had a stroke or heart attack, they got so farking excited.
 
2014-04-01 02:18:30 PM

minorfancy lad: hardinparamedic: There's quite a difference in a minority holding an irrational reactionary racist view of whites, and almost two centuries of institutional-based racism which marginalized, criminalized, and oppressed those who were non-white.

So such names used to describe various white people like Gringo,  Paddy, Wop, Frog, Dago, etc, are just terms of endearment?


Um, most of those are white American slang for other groups. They called Irish immigrants Paddy's to insult them, Wop ws an insult to Italian immigrants, Frog is how we like to insult the French, and Dago is another charmer that is kind of thrown between Italians and Spaniards alike.

You got us with "gringo" though, you rascally devil. THAT one is actually an insult to White people.Good thing that we don't have things like Wetback, Mojado, Greaser, Beaner or Spic, right?

Seriously, that persecution complex is starting to grow moss, you should maybe freshen it up a little...
 
2014-04-01 02:26:54 PM

impaler: I love that he pointed out Malkin's "In defense of Internment."


Yeah, I hadn't even HEARD of that. Was that in context? Was she specifically defending internment, or was she just covering the government's excuses for it? I can see how you could write a whole book listing all of the justifications they used and lambasting them for it, and still calling it that. The woman is a biatch, so it wouldn't totally surprise me, but writing a book defending it seems like a dumber mistake than almost all of the Right usually makes combined.
 
2014-04-01 02:28:04 PM

Mikey1969: minorfancy lad: hardinparamedic: There's quite a difference in a minority holding an irrational reactionary racist view of whites, and almost two centuries of institutional-based racism which marginalized, criminalized, and oppressed those who were non-white.

So such names used to describe various white people like Gringo,  Paddy, Wop, Frog, Dago, etc, are just terms of endearment?

Um, most of those are white American slang for other groups. They called Irish immigrants Paddy's to insult them, Wop ws an insult to Italian immigrants, Frog is how we like to insult the French, and Dago is another charmer that is kind of thrown between Italians and Spaniards alike.

You got us with "gringo" though, you rascally devil. THAT one is actually an insult to White people.Good thing that we don't have things like Wetback, Mojado, Greaser, Beaner or Spic, right?

Seriously, that persecution complex is starting to grow moss, you should maybe freshen it up a little...


I could have used cracker, wigger, redneck or hillbilly.
As for a persecution complex -- being an immigrant I know a bit about being taunted for being different.

Either way, Suey Park  is an still a racist American.
 
2014-04-01 02:32:47 PM

Mikey1969: impaler: I love that he pointed out Malkin's "In defense of Internment."

Yeah, I hadn't even HEARD of that. Was that in context? Was she specifically defending internment, or was she just covering the government's excuses for it? I can see how you could write a whole book listing all of the justifications they used and lambasting them for it, and still calling it that. The woman is a biatch, so it wouldn't totally surprise me, but writing a book defending it seems like a dumber mistake than almost all of the Right usually makes combined.


She was defending internment.

Full title: "In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror "
 
2014-04-01 02:33:13 PM

minorfancy lad: I could have used cracker, wigger, redneck or hillbilly.


But instead you used terms used by White Americans to marginalize and discriminate against immigrants. Odd choice, if you ask me.

But hey, whatever floats your boat...
 
2014-04-01 02:47:32 PM

impaler: Mikey1969: impaler: I love that he pointed out Malkin's "In defense of Internment."

Yeah, I hadn't even HEARD of that. Was that in context? Was she specifically defending internment, or was she just covering the government's excuses for it? I can see how you could write a whole book listing all of the justifications they used and lambasting them for it, and still calling it that. The woman is a biatch, so it wouldn't totally surprise me, but writing a book defending it seems like a dumber mistake than almost all of the Right usually makes combined.

She was defending internment.

Full title: "In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror "


Wow, like I said, I knew she was a biatch, but I was giving her the benefit of the doubt, in case she wasn't actually that stupid.

Thanks for the clarification. I'd almost read that just to see how someone could even make that claim with a straight face, but I probably couldn't get past the introduction in a book like that without a headache. Even when you try and stay detached, some of that derp is hard to take in.

Seriously, how in the FARK could you defend Internment? It depresses me to this day to think that our country did that.
 
2014-04-01 03:45:25 PM

Mikey1969: Seriously, how in the FARK could you defend Internment?


Some people are just terrible people.
 
2014-04-01 04:22:26 PM
The amusing part was watching every right-wing nutjob, including some rather racist farking bastards, smell the blood in the water and push that hashtag.
 
2014-04-01 07:18:55 PM

The Flexecutioner: That intro was great.  Good ol B.D.-eyed Wong always delivers.

/wasthatracist?



"B.D. Wong has shiat to do" should be a thing.

factoryconnection: hardinparamedic: Both are wrong. But while Suey Park has the ability to act like an ass and stoke up the right wing media, the later has the ability to have you murdered, thrown in jail based on skin color alone, and deny you housing, employment, and education.

Racism is an institutional problem.  If you don't control the institution, or more specifically the ideas you support aren't the institution's ideas, then it is just angry prejudice.


No, efforts to redefine "racism" in that way are a slimy attempt to let impotent racists off the hook. The phrase "institutional racism" adequately specifies the institutional problem to which that definition is trying to restrict "racism" (despite the standard usage). And using "angry [RACIAL] prejudice" as a euphemism for "racism" is laughable.
 
2014-04-01 08:21:20 PM
Suey Park reminds me of that asshole who considers everything up to and including dead baby jokes to be a valid comedic subject but throws a fit if anyone tells a a cancer joke because his mother died of leukemia.

Tumblrites are the left's Frankenstein like Tea Baggers are for the right.
 
2014-04-01 08:53:25 PM
There actually is a sad side to this story.  It points out that it is just too easy to troll the right.  I can see the end of Colbert, simply because, when all you need to do is imagine a banana peel to send the sidekick flying, it's just not that funny any more.
 
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