Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Think the fix isn’t in for Mama Grifter’s 2012 presidential run? Then, think again.
Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded Tuesday to comedy legend Tina Fey. PBS filmed the event and plans to broadcast it Sunday. But Fey’s Sarah Palin jokes were curiously left on the cutting room floor.
Tina Fey dissed Palin while accepting the award Tuesday saying:
“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 told the crowd. “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.”
When PBS broadcasts the show this Sunday, Fey’s jabs about rape kits and evolution will be edited out.
PBS Executive producer Peter Kaminsky denied politics played a part in the editing, saying “It was not a political decision.” PBS claimed 19 minutes had to be cut out to fit the show in the 90-minute timeslot. Sure, Peter.
And NPR didn’t fire Juan Williams for saying Muslims on airplanes make him nervous.