The "comedy" defense. I never found him funny either way. http://www.ibtimes.com/will-colbert...st-tweet-twitter-trends-cancelcolbert-1564208 ...The tweet was probably written to be perceived as a joke, but it certainly wasn’t taken that way. Michelle Malkin, an American author with nearly 700,000 followers, jumped on Colbert’s rude words, especially after the Comedy Central host deleted the tweet. But the push to get the show canceled didn’t stop with Malkin. Hundreds of others also embarked upon the trend. Colbert has been on the air for nearly a decade, posing as an ultra-conservative for his persona. Since he’s just essentially playing a character, he’s been able to get away with some pretty outrageous things, but his latest tweet has apparently taken things too far and has insulted many. This seems to be a matter of context considering it wasn’t the first time Colbert made the comment. As written by Entertainment Weekly, Colbert first made the “joke” during Wednesday night’s segment. He was making fun of Redskins owner Dan Snyder for answering grievances about his team name by announcing a foundation to help Native Americans. But without that context on Twitter, the punchline seemed more racist than anything. During an interview with the Telegraph in 2008, Colbert explained that the host he plays is just a character. “I do the show in character -- and he’s an idiot,” Colbert said. “He’s willfully ignorant of everything we’re going to talk about. Disabuse me of my ignorance. Don’t let me put words in your mouth.