Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tina Fey Accepts Twain Prize - Hits Palin on Rape Kit Issue


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You have to watch the entire video to get the rape kit statement. Here's the quote, from the Washington Post, via Immoral Minority:

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."

But that's not what viewers heard when PBS and WETA (channel 26) broadcast an edited version of Fey's speech on Sunday.

The part about rape kits and evolution was gone, leaving only Fey's more harmonious -- and blander -- comments about Palin and politics: "I would be a liar and an idiot if I didn't thank Sarah Palin for helping get me here tonight. My partial resemblance and her crazy voice are the two luckiest things that ever happened to me. All kidding aside, I'm so proud to represent American humor, I am proud to be an American, and I am proud to make my home in the 'not real' America. And I am most proud that during trying times, like an orange [terror] alert, a bad economy or a contentious election that we as a nation retain our sense of humor."


Anonymous said...

Palin deserved the hit on the rape kit. Shame on Palin for revictimizing sexual assault victims while mayer of Wasilla. I remember it quite clearly.

Anonymous said...

Shame on PBS!

Jay in N.C.