During a recent episode of the Comedy Central program, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” comedian Louis C.K. concluded his interview by noting there were certain words that he could not utter on his new show “Louie” that began airing on FX in June. After offering a few examples of the verboten lexicon, he babbled out the following: “I was going to say that the pope f**** boys….” [The obscenity was bleeped out.]
It truly is a sign of cultural atrophy that so many of today’s comedians cannot exhibit humor save by insulting someone or using vulgarities. Louis C.K. is a case in point. Absent real talent, he resorts to what comes naturally to him—he descends into the gutter for laughter. Now he has decided to accuse Pope Benedict XVI of child rape.
The Catholic League appreciates debating adults, but when it comes to debating adolescents we have no interest. Which is why debating this guy would be a waste of time.
It is no surprise, however, that this gross offense was carried on a network known for two things: (a) trashing Christians with impunity and (b) censoring any offense against Muslims.