PBS EDITS Tina Fay’s “Sarah Palin” Insults During Broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize
PBS “air brushes” Tina Fay’s comemnts to distort the liberal image.
After the NPR debacle, PBS running scared and felt the need to edit Tina Fay’s so-called comedy routine slamming Sarah Palin that was supposed to be humor. So why did PBS edit out parts of Tina Fay’s rant? We second the question posed at News Busters, what happened to Fay’s repulsive comments passed off as humor about rape kits, lesbians, and evolution jokes against conservative women?
Fey, this year’s recipient of the prize, caused a few ripples during her acceptance speech at the ceremony on Tuesday when she mock-praised “conservative women” like Sarah Palin, whom Fey has so memorably impersonated on “Saturday Night Live.”
The Sarah Palin slams begin around the 12:20 mark
“And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women – except, of course –those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape ‘kit ‘n’ stuff,” Fey said. “But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years – whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know – actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.”
But that’s not what viewers heard when PBS and WETA (channel 26) broadcast an edited version of Fey’s speech on Sunday.
The part about rape kits and evolution was gone, leaving only Fey’s more harmonious — and blander — comments about Palin and politics: “I would be a liar and an idiot if I didn’t thank Sarah Palin for helping get me here tonight. My partial resemblance and her crazy voice are the two luckiest things that ever happened to me. All kidding aside, I’m so proud to represent American humor, I am proud to be an American, and I am proud to make my home in the ‘not real’ America. And I am most proud that during trying times, like an orange [terror] alert, a bad economy or a contentious election that we as a nation retain our sense of humor.”
Was PBS shielding its viewers from Fey’s more pointed remarks?
“It was not a political decision,” responded Peter Kaminsky, one of the broadcast’s executive producers. “We had zero problems with anything she said.”
Sure it wasn’t after the firestorm at NPR after their poor handling of Juan Williams. Not political? Of course they had no issue with what she said, what do you think they were honoring for? How about the fact that what Fay said was offensive, even for the likes of the Kennedy Center who honored Tina Fay for her very political comments made about Palin. BTW Tina, damn, what up with that hair? Will she soon be mocking MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow?
As stated correctly by Big Government, hey PBS do not edit Fay’s comments about Palin on our account. We want America to see how hateful the comedy of Fay is and how you Libs try and paint, or in this case air brush, a distorted picture.