Posted: 09/17/07 01:07
by Dave Mindeman
While watching the Emmy Awards Sunday night, I was trying to figure out what happened when Sally Field was giving her acceptance speech. She was her usual flustery self... going on and on with her thank yous... but at the end she seemed to want to say something about the war. And just as she was about to say it her mike went dead and the visual was cut.
Think Progress enlightened me. She finished her speech this way:
Field then continued, ?If mothers ruled the world, there would be no ?? But the Fox Emmycast cut off her sound and pointed the camera away from the stage, silencing the rest of her sentence: ?god-damned wars in the first place.?
I guess you could have expected a bleep for the "god-damned" but to cut off the sound and visual entirely? Well, of course, you have to consider the source... this IS the Fox Network after all.
Fox... the only network that refused to carry the Democratic rebuttal to the Bush speech last Thursday (they asked viewers to turn to their cable channel Fox News Network).
Glad to see that the patriots at Fox are looking out for our freedom of speech.... at least the parts they want us to hear.