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PBS DENIES POLITICAL AGENDA IN CUTTING TINA FEY’S PALIN REMARKS

November 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

PBS claimed on Tuesday that it had no political agenda when it removed Tina Fey’s remarks about Sarah Palin from its taped broadcast Sunday of the Mark Twain Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In her acceptance speech, Fey quipped: “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.” In an interview with the Washington Post, Peter Kaminsky, who exec produced the show for PBS, insisted that the network “had zero problems with anything she said.” The evening-long show needed to be shortened, he noted. “We snipped from everyone.”

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