SHOCKER: PBS Censors Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin Jokes

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.

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14 Responses to SHOCKER: PBS Censors Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin Jokes

  1. Vivzzz says:

    We can’t escape this bitch. Everytime I turn on cable news and I don’t mean FOX, I’m referring to CNN and MSNBC, the anchors manage to get some Palin reference into the program. When will they get it? I don’t care about Palin. She can eat shit and die for all I care. Palin isn’t news. She’s a dope. But I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. The powers that control politics decided she’s their candidate for president in 2012. God help us all if this broad is elected Commander in Chief. It will mark the end of the United States.

  2. Pechanga says:

    PBS is being deferential to a future presidential candidate.

    They don’t want to offend the millions of rightwingers who might object to Fey’s jokes about Palin. After all, they might write their Congressman and demand more Federal cuts to PBS’ budget.

    I’m beginning to understand what living in the Soviet Union must’ve been like for millions of Russians.

  3. lea-lea says:

    I love Tina Fey.

    I loathe Sarah Palin.

    If Palin becomes president, I am seriously thinking about moving to Mexico. I can work in Mexico City where I have a cousin.

  4. Chad Lebanon says:

    PBS to America: “You can’t handle the truth!”
    Chad Lebanon to PBS: “Don’t expect another donation from me.”

  5. PBS suits can say whatever they want but the fact remains, the cut the monologue of the guest honoree and I remain 100% convinced it was political and intended to protect the Idiot Palin.

  6. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Ka-Ching!

    Tina Fey is the award recipient and the nitwits left her Palin bit on the floor? Sounds like a PBS conspiracy. They’re so afraid if angering the nutcase Palin-bots.

    Hey Lea Lea. If Palin becomes president I’m thinking seriously about moving to Costa Rica and starting a business. The once great experiment in democracy known as the USA will have run its course and it’s time to move on.

  7. Randy Arroyo says:

    I don’t mind reasonable airport security measures. I’m used to taking my coat off and emptying my pockets and going through that magnometer machine. But the new, enhanced procedures go too far. I had to deal with this on a flight home from San Francisco. I felt like I was a criminal. Maybe it’s the ethnic surname and dark, brown hair?

  8. Tim Waters says:

    Yeah I think that horse is out of the Barn.

    First time here and really like your site. Keep up the good fight!

    Tim

  9. Jolly Roger says:

    But….. but…… ain’t they supposed to be the LIBRUL media?

  10. Tony says:

    PBS are you Politically Bias??? Are you afraid of a little comedy??? I know How your Network Operates I used to be an intern there. Your PROGRAMS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE BASED ON VIEWERS DONATING MONEY TO SEE THAT SPECIFIC PROGRAM!!!!! Creating a Political Statement like this will Hurt your Viewer Memberships on BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL ARENA!!!!! Don’t be Bias you will find that there are MORE OF US THEN THERE ARE OF THEM!!!!

  11. R.J. Lawson says:

    Maybe PBS didn’t want to be threatened to be defunded like NPR? Gutless pukes.

  12. Sean says:

    Just how many of us would have heard that part of Tina’s speech if PBS hadn’t cut the bit?

  13. Joy Maitland says:

    If any of you were listening to Morning Edition on 24 September (the day I stopped listening to it in protest), you were treated to Steve Inskeep telling a flat-out lie on Morning Edition (about 7:15 a.m. Eastern). He stated that in his comments to the United Nations the day before, Iranian President Ahmadinejad accused the U.S. of having planned the 9/11 attacks. However, according to the CBS news report below as well as other sources, the speech presented three THEORIES about the attacks:

    “Ahmadinejad said there were two theories about the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks:

    – That a “powerful and complex terrorist group” penetrated U.S. intelligence and defenses.

    – “That some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime. The majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree with this view.”

    The Americans stood and walked out without listening to the third theory that the attack was the work of “a terrorist group but the American government supported and took advantage of the situation.” –CBS News Online

    There are many, many people who still have questions about 9/11, especially given that the Bush Administration sought to stop any meaningful, independent investigation into the tragedy. Morning Edition misrepresented Ahmadinejad’s statements. This is yet another example of NPR’s complicity in building a case for war against another nation that has done nothing to us (just as they did in the lead up to Iraq). While censoring Tina Fey was highly unethical, there are even more nefarious doings afoot at PBS, like beating the drum for war.

  14. Jerry Gibson says:

    Palin vs. Fey, whoever you like better, you sure have to admit they provides us with funny funny jokes. I’ll be adding this to reddit using your bookmark image at right.

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