FCC TO INVESTIGATE STEPHEN COLBERT FOLLOWING RACY JOKE ABOUT TRUMP AND PUTIN

CBS Philly is reporting that the FCC will investigate Stephen Colbert’s joke about President Trump and Vladimir Putin earlier this week.

On live television, Colbert, speaking about Mr. Trump said, “The only thing your mouth is good at is being [Russian President] Vladimir Putin’s c—k holster,” he said of Trump.

Speaking on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said numerous people have lodged complaints following the Late Show host’s remarks, and after viewing the clip agrees an investigation is warranted.

Colbert came under fire when he used what might be considered obscene language to describe Mr. Trump’s relationship to the Russian leader, which Pai says may violate FCC rules governing what can be said on air after 10 pm.

According to the FCC website, to be ruled obscene, content “must appeal to an average person’s prurient interest; depict or describe sexual conduct in a ‘patently offensive’ way; and, taken as a whole, lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.”

As of this writing, Colbert has not issued an apology.

Addressing the situation on Wednesday, he defended his joke, saying, “I don’t regret that. [Trump], I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.”

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