During a panel discussion on MSNBC on Saturday, conservatives were mocked for their supposed outrage over a joke late night host Stephen Colbert made Monday night, the FCC has even “launched an investigation” into the comments made and claims that it will take “appropriate action.”
Joining host Joy Reid were comedians Dean Obeidallah, Judy Gold and Scott Blakeman. They began by pointing out the irony of the mostly anti-LGBT conservatives who are crying over Colbert’s joke because it was homophobic.
Obeidallah, who wrote “To, Trumpsters, One Colbert Joke Is Not an O’Reilly Equivalent” for the Daily Beast, said that as a comedian in the age of Trump, you “never have to say you’re sorry.”
“Nothing is off limits with this guy,” he went on. “I think comedians are playing a role in preventing him from being normalized.”
“Too bad little snowflakes,” he said. “We’re going to make as many jokes as we want. You need a safe space, go hide. Put on your big boy pants because it’s just beginning.”
Judy Gold referred to the uproar the conservatives caused when right-wing activist Ann Coulter was denied to speak at the University of California at Berkeley campus.
“The outrage that we had to listen to about Ann Coulter and her hate speech at Berkeley that the conservatives were, ‘Oh, you know, there’s too much political correctness, too much of this and too much of that,’” said Gold. Colbert is “a comedian. He is telling a joke. Funny is funny.”