PBS Nips Cheeky Tina Fey Speech
But only because ceremony ran long, producer insists
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2010 8:33 AM CST
Tina Fey makes remarks after being awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Tina Fey thanked Sarah Palin last week when she won the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor—but that's not all she said. When PBS broadcast the ceremony Sunday night, some of Fey's more controversial remarks were cut out. Most notably: "And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women ... 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 viewers only heard her less controversial comments, like taking responsibility for the Sarah Palin phenomenon and adding, "My partial resemblance and her crazy voice are the two luckiest things that ever happened to me," the Washington Post notes. Even so, an executive producer insists the deletion "was not a political decision," and PBS "had zero problems with anything she said." The 90-minute show simply ran 19 minutes too long, and the producers "snipped from everyone." Watch the unedited video here.

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headfirst23
Nov 19, 2010 10:33 PM CST
This piece on the unedited tina fey speech edited out a piece of her speech! How ironic - jesus. The best line was the part about women having to buy their own rape kits if she's elected. Too controversial for you too, eh? Now everyone is commenting on just the select pieces that were just controversial enough, but not TOO upsetting, for you, and they miss a really impt. point.
bushtheliberator
Nov 17, 2010 9:20 AM CST
Libs will make fun of every aspect of a repubs life: Their looks, speech, children, etc. For example, if Fey was a repub, libs would force her out of the industry by mocking her scarred face that she always hides from the camera. They would come up with bizzare and funny reasons why her face is scarred, and show that scarred face day and night and even have a MySpace page with pictures of her scarred face until that is what defines Tina Fey: a scarred face. But since Fey is a lib, she knows that no repub will make fun of her scarred face, and that she could trust most in Hollywood to hide her scarred face as much as possible, like the picture shown here without her SCARRED FACE! But, the scarred face is there, if one looks closely at other pictures.
Park
Nov 17, 2010 6:37 AM CST
It's so hilarious to hear the enraged conservatives howling and whining about Tina Fey! So she did a couple of impressions of a politician whose stupidity, ignorance and shallowness made her an obvious target for parody. Get over it.