FCC Announces Verdict on Stephen Colbert's Trump Comments

  • Source: CNN
  • by: Tom Kludt
FCC Announces Verdict on Stephen Colbert's Trump Comments
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The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it will not take any action over a joke made by Stephen Colbert about President Donald Trump.

"Consistent with standard operating procedure, the FCC's Enforcement Bureau has reviewed the complaints and the material that was the subject of these complaints," the FCC said in a statement. "The Bureau has concluded that there was nothing actionable under the FCC's rules."

The decision, first reported by Variety, provides a coda to a controversy that began on the May 1 edition of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

On that broadcast, Colbert made a joke suggesting that Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged in a sexual act. The remark prompted a considerable backlash against Colbert, with many Trump supporters calling for the comedian to be fired.
 Source: CNN

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