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Old 07-13-2012, 02:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think the continued success of Ricky Gervais illustrates that political correctness is not a problem. And nobody, not even comedians can say whatever they want. There are limits to free speech for everyone. Is Tosh being censored, or are people just deciding for themselves that he failed miserably with his "joke". If his career is over because of this then I would find that unfortunate, though not terribly so. If his career rests in the balance and is allowed to continue simply because as a comedian he can say whatever he wants, then I would suggest a better criteria would be some success at being funny. And if he has an audience that finds a joke like that funny, then that would be the real issue for me, and not out of political correctness. People laughed when Jackie Gleason threatened Alice with physical violence. That said more about the culture than it did about Jackie Gleason.
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