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Bryan Preston


March 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Because it’s stupid. Because the whole thing is just stupid. Because people get themselves worked up just to get worked up. They’re not really outraged. Most of them aren’t. Some of them are, and they’re dumb. Colbert’s tweet was dumb. But why does anyone care? He’s a bad parody of a much more successful broadcaster. He’s occasionally clever, but mostly not. It’s not worth getting lathered up every time someone out there says or does something dumb. In this case, it wasn’t even actually Colbert sending out the tweet that has stirred up all the faux wrath. Everyone knows that. It was some PR flack manning the social media cannon for Comedy Central. Big whoop, you may claim the scalp of some kid no one has ever heard of, while you rage your way into an early heart attack.

This was worth getting angry about, because a real person was actually, publicly slammed by another in a way that was clearly and objectively racist. Let’s hope the apology is real.

Those who are genuinely outraged by Colbert’s tweet, well, they need help. Walking around getting outraged at every little thing you read on Twitter is no way to go through life. Trying to get people fired all the time to hang their pelt on some sort of political scoreboard is a waste of time. Going crazy about things just for the sake of going crazy about things may be the most tiresome aspect of modern life. It’s a First World problem, I know. Others have bigger and far more immediate problems. It’s still tiresome.

Life is too short for this nonsense.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I have regarded Colbert as a typical lying Leftist media type [he is not trying to entertain as his goal, it is agit-prop all the way] and detested him throughout his career. That said, I am Chinese. In my student days, the first place I had to carry a gun in my life was in high school because the white students deliberately decided during the Tet Offensive that there was no difference between an American Born Chinese, and the VC attacking American troops. And Colbert's formulation, and a number of others were used against me until I convinced them that 7 fewer would reach me than started out.

Trying to get him fired, when he and his lackeys are doing exactly what their bosses want, is pointless. Just knowing who is not our countryman in case the power relationship reverses is sufficient.

Subotai Bahadur
48 weeks ago
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Is there any chance Colbert would really be cancelled? Probably not. However, I confess to some degree of glee that someone is pushing back a little at Colbert. His joke wasn't funny, and it wasn't meant to be, but nor was it fair. It was yet again liberals putting words in 'conservative' mouths to create a straw horse.
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I agree, "outrage" followed by demands for an apology wears quite thin.
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*le sigh*

I know it's not the point of the article, but the article is much ado about nothing, which is nothing ado about much. In any regard, here goes:

Stop using the language of the statists and the stupid (redundancy, I know). It's not a First World Problem, because this didn't happen in Europe. It happened in America, which is the New World, so this makes it a 2nd World Problem.

Surely, you know this.

America was the New World. Europe was the Old World. Everything else became the Third World.

Third World countries aren't "third world" so we can rank countries based on how awesome they are. They're third world with respect to Europe-centric egos.

So, the phrase "First World Problems" not only makes you sound historically illiterate, but also like a European elitist d-bag.

Sorry I commented on it. Bring on the criticism.
48 weeks ago
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Truth sometimes like stab of cruel Boy Scout's knife which, like lady's hairpin, has many uses.
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