Tina Fey's Controversial Speech About Sarah Gets Edited by PBS

November 16, 2010

Tina Fey has once again caused a bit of controversy over her love of Sarah Palin.

During her acceptance for the Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. last week, Tina Fey took more jabs at everyone’s favorite Alaskan Governor, but the people over at PBS seemed to think that some of her hilarious lines shouldn’t make the cut for broadcast.

The version that made it to broadcast only included Fey saying:

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.

This is the dialogue PBS cut:

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 - actually, I take it back. The whole thing's a disaster.

Go here and hit a little bit past the 12-minute mark to watch the whole thing.

One of the show's executive producers, Peter Kaminsky, said that "it was not a political decision” and that they “had zero problems with anything she said." My ass.

Source: PBS