Things Tina Fey can’t say

Cool. Yet another public broadcasting controversy.

This time, it’s the TV side of things. PBS edited out comments from Tina Fey at the Mark Twain Prize ceremony at the Kennedy Center. The problem is (a) Tina Fey was the recipient of the prize and (b) Sarah Palin was the recipient of Tina Fey’s barbs. PBS says it edited out the “offending” remarks “for time.”

You be the judge. Scroll ahead to 12:30.

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This is what got edited out, according to the Washington Post:

“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.”

It might not have been a bad edit. The jokes appeared to have fallen flat from the crowd which, perhaps, wanted to get away from politics for an evening in a city that never gets away from politics.

  • Jim Shapiro

    The edit was clearly based on content. Smells like a coward afraid of losing their funding.

  • Mark Myers

    Agreed, definitely reeks of cowardice.

  • Bill Mack

    Had this been a Conservative censored, it would be an national talk radio incident by now. Conversely, I won’t lose any sleep. Despite the fact she is dead nuts accurate.