Tina Fey's Mark Twain Award Acceptance Speech Edited by PBS

Sunday night, the broadcast of Tina Fey's Mark Twain Award ceremony was shown on PBS. At the end, Tina gave an acceptance speech which contained some things that PBS decided it didn't want to air.

It's really kind of silly. The article referenced makes it sound like PBS censored anti-Palin remarks, but really, I think they just didn't want words such as "Rape Kit" or "Lesbian" or a remark about evolution to be broadcast. I don't think it's because PBS supports Palin, but moreso because PBS wants to tread carefully on waters that are slightly choppy; they just want to take no position at all.

In any event, I think it's ridiculous. Like when George Carlin posthumasly received the Mark Twain Award and they played the "7 words you can't say on TV", but bleeped them out.

Silliness.