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Ironically, Political Correctness Comes From The Left

July 10th, 2014 by Michael Tabor

I am a huge David Letterman fan and don’t particularly care for Joan Rivers, but I was pleased to hear that Dave was only joking when he tolerantliberalwalked out on Ms. Rivers the other night. Though there is plenty of crassness and incivility in our society, I think the world of comedy would be in a lot of trouble if comedians started censoring other comedians and entertainers.
What I find interesting and ironic, is today’s over – the – top political correctness comes more from the left rather than the right. I thought that the whole World Cup commentary in which the announcer called one of the players a moreno (which means black or brown in Spanish) was silly, over – blown, and not racist at all. However, people are being fined, fired, and sued over such innocuous remarks.
Anthony Cumia from the Opie and Anthony Show tweeted some rather indelicate things (no “n-word, btw”) after being physically attacked by a black fan. Cumia’s employer, Sirius radio, subsequently fired him.
I am a liberal and believe everyone ought to be treated equally including blacks, gays, women, trans – gender, etc but we’re unfortunately witnessing a backlash.
So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ? Of course the lines are different when it comes to comedy, but the last 2 examples here were serious in nature.

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4 Responses to “Ironically, Political Correctness Comes From The Left”

  1. magdalena Says:

    Everyone ought to relax just a little bit and take their cue from Dave. I thought it was rather obvious he was walking out on Joan to make a statement on her recent furor with the CNN interview. C’mon, Dave’s a man with a sense of humor and Joan responded in kind. That said, nothing’s funny about attacking anyone over their race, gender or what have you. Bodily functions aren’t so side splitting either but what do you expect from Miss Rivers? I guess it “Depends”.

  2. Michael Tabor Says:

    Very good, Magdalena

  3. Le duke de fromage Says:

    Michael, Today’s social climate is vastly different from the era I grew up in. Performers such as Lenny Bruce, Pryor, Kenniston, and Carlin were not only comics but social commentators. It seems that if a comedian makes an ethnic, racial or political joke today they are immediately condemned by at least several various groups. Magdalena is correct , as a society we need to lighten up. Comedy in many respects is a reflection of a society at any given moment. If this holds true we really need to step back and take a good look at ourselves. If not comics will be relegated to jokes about flowers and the weather, or will someone find offense with that. and that aint funny.

  4. Michael Tabor Says:

    Right on the mark again, Le Duke

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