Melbourne: American actress Tina Fey’s attack on former Alaska governor Sarah Palin when she accepted a televised award has been edited from the broadcast.
According to the Washington post, when the broadcast of the Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC went on air, several of Fey’s caustic comments were edited out.
“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,” the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
“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,” Frey told the audience.
The broadcast version on PBS only included Fey thanking Palin.
“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,” Fey is heard as saying.
“All kidding aside, I’m so proud to represent American humour, 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 humour,” she was heard adding.
Peter Kaminsky, one of the show’s executive producers, said it was not a political decision, and that the 90-minute show ran about 19 minutes long.
“We had zero problems with anything she said. We took a lot out. We snipped from everyone,” she added.