Tina Fey Censored? PBS Cuts Criticisms of Palin from Twain Award Broadcast
PBS didn't air the full acceptance speech Tina Fey gave in its Sunday night broadcast of the Mark Twain Prize for American humor, which honored the comedian and SNL veteran who gained national fame thanks to her Sarah Palin impression. The offending paragraph took sharp aim at Palin, and the assumption that Palin's success was "good for women:"
"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."
Ouch. While PBS claims the snipping was only for time purposes, and that they cut out a little of everyone's speeches that night, it's certainly an odd minute or two to single out. Perhaps Fey's humorous but astute critique of Palin was a little too realistic to sit comfortably with the network.
Read the full story at the Washington Post.