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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

PBS Edits Fey's Comments About Palin

Posted by on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Watch the full episode. See more Mark Twain Prize.

Tina Fey was awarded the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last night. And here's what she had to say about Sarah Palin:

"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.' 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."

PBS viewers didn't get to hear Fey's remarks about Palin—PBS edited them out. Well, that's not entirely true. PBS didn't edit out the part of Fey's acceptance speech where she thanked Palin. PBS says it wasn't political, the show was running long, they "snipped from everyone," blah blah blah.

In other Palin news: turns out her new TLC "reality" show shoulda been called Sarah Palin's Faked Alaska.

 

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JF 1
Wait. I'm confused. Did she get unfairly edited or not?
Posted by JF on November 16, 2010 at 11:56 AM · Report this
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Bruised by screwing up yet another personal relationship, I've been consoling myself watching every season of 30 Rock. She's a titan, a goddess, and that she should be considered dangerous enough to censor is terrific.
Posted by gloomy gus on November 16, 2010 at 11:57 AM · Report this
COMTE 3
I think you meant to say "Sarah Palin's Half-Baked Alaska"...
Posted by COMTE on November 16, 2010 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Danger 4
@2 Sorry to hear it Gus.
I agree with you about Fey, but that hair?!
Posted by Danger on November 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
I like what Cher said about Sarah Palin in Vanity Fair.

Now that was spot on.

Now for sale on Internet - nude body scans by TSA of Sarah Palin!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 16, 2010 at 12:07 PM · Report this
Posted by BEG http://twitter.com/#!/browneyedgirl65 on November 16, 2010 at 12:22 PM · Report this
BEG 7
If they "stepped on" a lot of other comments, it would be interesting to see a full list of what was said and what was dropped across the board.

If this is the Mark Twain prize for American Humor, then they eviscerated what was probably the funniest poke in the acceptance speeches :-P
Posted by BEG http://twitter.com/#!/browneyedgirl65 on November 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 8

Unfunny comics ok'd by US Stasi censors:

1. Fey
2. Colbert
3. Steward

All else...wait until January.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on November 16, 2010 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Canuck 9
I'm sending you some e-tissues and Timbits, gus dear. Ben&jerry's Vermonty Python would be a good addition to the 30 rock marathon, IMHO...
Posted by Canuck on November 16, 2010 at 12:31 PM · Report this
10
Merci, canuck! It's nothing new - my own doing - fickle as ever, me.
Posted by gloomy gus on November 16, 2010 at 12:40 PM · Report this
Posted by BEG http://twitter.com/#!/browneyedgirl65 on November 16, 2010 at 12:45 PM · Report this
Dougsf 12
The Sara Palin stuff was funny, but the rest of her speech got stronger laughs. At 14+ minutes, I don't thin there's any real conspiracy here that it got cut from the broadcast.

Tina Fey is consistently fantastic.
Posted by Dougsf on November 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM · Report this
gijo by the bay 13
IS PBS is scared of losing their funding form the NEA now that Rebulicans have control of the house? ..Just a thought.
Posted by gijo by the bay on November 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM · Report this
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Most of the rest of her speech was way funnier. And I'm sure it wasn't the only part of her nearly 15 minute speech that was cut from the broadcast. Not everything is a conspiracy.
Posted by CTlady on November 16, 2010 at 1:18 PM · Report this
BEG 15
Pretty cool: Poll: Gay People Coming Out Earlier. Basically, the average age for coming out has dropped from 37 to 17 in two generations.

But it does point out why the current landscape amazes me so much, seeing the differences between now & 20 years ago. I can only imagine for those who remember 40 years ago.
Posted by BEG http://twitter.com/#!/browneyedgirl65 on November 16, 2010 at 1:31 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 16
@14 except the Billionaire's Tunnel.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on November 16, 2010 at 1:53 PM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 17
This was far from the funniest part of the speech. Besides, it's not exactly a big secret that Fey is not politically sympathetic with Palin...
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on November 16, 2010 at 2:32 PM · Report this
BEG 18
Glee's Max Adler: It Gets Better. Max Adler is the guy who plays Dave Karofsky; I think that's the bully y'all have discussed in other commentary here?
Posted by BEG http://twitter.com/#!/browneyedgirl65 on November 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM · Report this
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The online version of the show on PBS' website is uncut and uncensored, so you can watch the whole thing there.
Posted by elaineinballard on November 16, 2010 at 5:47 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 20
COMTE, how about "Sarah Palin's Half-Baked Anus?" I'd pay to watch the partial immolation of her stupid ass.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on November 16, 2010 at 7:55 PM · Report this
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@4 i love the hair!

eh it obv was a bad call to cut it but it was sort of a break in tone at the end there, i think stewart or possibly olbermann made an apt comment about PBS preferring to be boring...
Posted by HK on November 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM · Report this
Aly 22
My oh my that was a long speech. It was funnier at the start, anyhow.
Posted by Aly on November 16, 2010 at 11:54 PM · Report this
23
could Danny be any more obsessed with Palin?
or Palin's teenage daughters?
Terri should be worried.....
Posted by splish splash on November 17, 2010 at 5:11 AM · Report this

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