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Stephen Colbert’s Joke, the Limitations of Twitter, and Society’s Inability to Understand Satire

March 28, 2014

By Azhar Majeed at Huffington Post

Stephen Colbert, host of the Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, has found himself under heavy criticism today because of a joke he made on his show last night that was then sent out under a Twitter handle maintained by Comedy Central. The resulting uproar tells us plenty about both the limitations of social media as well as the disappointing inability on the part of far too many people to understand satire and appreciate the value it brings to social discourse...