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PBS Cuts Sarah Palin Jokes from Tina Fey Speech




Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Award Shows, Specials, PBS, Gossip, Video,

Tina Fey was awarded the Mark Twain Prize on PBS last Sunday, but viewers didn’t get to hear all of her speech. Fey made the following comments about conservatism and 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 what? Actually, I take it back. The whole thing's a disaster."

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PBS cut the comments, but said it was a timing issue -- not censorship. “We had zero problems with anything she said,” said Peter Kaminsky, executive producer. “We snipped from everyone.”

It is sort of funny, though, since Tina Fey was the night’s honoree … wouldn’t you think her acceptance speech would be kept in its entirety?

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