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Beyond being one of the day's great comedians, Patton Oswalt has shown himself able to speak thoughtfully about difficult subjects. Most recently, a lauded Facebook post of his about the Boston Marathon bombing went viral. It is because of this that some people were disappointed when Oswalt came to the defense of Daniel Tosh last summer after a blogger wrote about an exchange with Tosh in which she interrupted his set to disapprove of his rape joke, only to have him respond with, "Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now?" Oswalt eventually tweeted, "Wow, @danieltosh had to apologize to a self-aggrandizing, idiotic blogger. Hope I never have to do that (again)." So, recently a new round of the debate on rape jokes has started up, with Oswalt among those called out in a Salon piece that questioned the double standard of »

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