The FCC is conducting an investigation into the profane jokes that CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert made last week regarding President Trump.
According to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the agency received a number of complaints regarding the language used by Mr. Colbert.
On his show last week, Colbert attacked the President in terms rarely used in describing the head of state. According to Variety, Colbert has received backlash from both the right and the left.
The most offensive of Colbert’s “jokes” were when he said, “The only thing [Trump’s] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.” The word “cock” was bleeped out of the broadcast, but there was little doubt as to what was said.
Colbert was also attacked for being homophobic.
I have had a chance to see the clip now and so, as we get complaints — and we’ve gotten a number of them — we are going to take the facts that we find and we are going to apply the law as it’s been set out by the Supreme Court and other courts and we’ll take the appropriate action. Traditionally, the agency has to decide, if it does find a violation, what the appropriate remedy should be. A fine, of some sort, is typically what we do.
— Ajit Pai – Chairman of FCC
Many Americans feel that Colbert’s and others gross brand of humor has gone too far and has caused the country to move further apart.