Does it matter that Stephen Colbert didn’t tweet his joke out of context?

03.28.14 5 years ago

Does it matter that Stephen Colbert didn”t tweet his joke out of context?
Colbert is taking all the heat for Comedy Central”s excerpting his Wednesday night bit using Asian stereotypes to make a point about the Washington Redskins” name. But should Colbert take some of the blame since it is his show”s account, and has his name on it? PLUS: The #CancelColbert campaign shows that social-media life has become a race to be the most offended first, this controversy illustrates the difference between TV and Twitter audiences, this is the day Twitter ate itself, would there be outrage if Colbert used the N-word to prove his point?, Harry Shearer says PR departments shouldn”t be excerpting Colbert”s humor, and Twitter ruined Colbert”s legitimate dig at the Redskins owner.

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