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Stephen Colbert celebrates legal ‘upskirt’ photos: Can’t spell ‘freak’ without ‘frea’

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On Thursday night on his Comedy Central show, Stephen Colbert stood up for surreptitious perverts and voyeurs everywhere when he celebrated so-called “upskirt” photography as being a truly American pastime.

On Wednesday, a Massachusetts high court found that it is actually legal to shoot photographs up a woman’s skirt without her knowledge.

Colbert said that with that ruling, “America got a little bit freer.”

“Now, nation, for the record,” he said, “and I want to be very clear about this. I do not approve of unauthorized groin photography. It is wrong.”

However, he said, “Let me remind you. You cannot spell ‘freak’ without first spelling ‘frea.'”

A Boston man who was twice accused of upskirting managed to escape punishment via a loophole in the law stating that a woman must be naked for a crime to have been committed.

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“This decision means that upskirters no longer have to sit at the back of the bus,” Colbert said. “They can lie on the floor like they like.”

The Massachusetts state legislature ruled within 24 hours of the court decision that upskirt photography is, in fact, a crime.

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Economist mocks GOP for trying to pin racism on Democrats — after telling a harrowing story about anti-black economic envy

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Economist Julianne Malveaux explained to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that there was a time in the United States where black Americans were actually closing the wealth gap with white Americans -- until white Americans rioted and burned their property.

During her testimony at a hearing on reparations, Malveaux recounted the horrific story of the destruction of "Black Wall Street," which was a location in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was known for its high concentration of black-owned businesses and black wealth.

The area's prosperity came to an end in 1921 when white Tulsa residents used baseless accusation of a black man sexually assaulting a white woman as a justification to chase out all black residents and set fire to their neighborhoods. Hundreds of black residents were killed in the riots and the majority fled the city.

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Meghan McCain explodes after declaring herself a ‘sacrificial Republican’ — and shocks audience with slur against Joy Behar

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Whoopi Goldberg had to cool off a heated argument on "The View" between Joy Behar and Meghan McCain, who complained about being the show's "sacrificial Republican."

McCain mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for appearing at President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Orlando, where the president belittled him from the stage.

"The transformation is complete," McCain said. "That's what I thought last night, the transformation is complete."

She then warned the other panelists not to overlook the crowd enthusiasm for Trump, and she recalled a conversation with a producer who couldn't understand why the president's supporters loved him so much.

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Reparations hearing erupts in applause after Ta-Nehisi Coates gives McConnell an epic lesson on racism

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Author Ta-Nehisi Coates on Wednesday delivered an epic smack down of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations for slavery.

In Coates's opening remarks, he responded directly to McConnell's claim that the government should not pay out reparations to black Americans because slavery ended more than 150 years ago.

Coates pointed out that the United States was still paying out pensions to the families of Civil War soldiers "well into this century" and he said that the government still honors treaties it signed even though no one who signed them is still alive today.

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