Tuesday, September 11, 2007

E! doesn't get it

Griffin's 'offensive' Emmy speech to be censored - CNN.com: "'Kathy Griffin's offensive remarks will not be part of the E! telecast on Saturday night,' the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said in a statement Monday. In her speech, Griffin said that 'a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus.'"

I guess my first question is: When did E! become an arbiter of good taste?

My second question is: Why does the media take Bill Donohue seriously? CNN, who has a reputation to protect, quotes documented nutter Bill Donohue as expressing outrage on behalf of Catholics. Donohue called Griffin's speech "hate speech." This is the Bill Donohue who thinks it's okay to say things like "gay death style." I do not think "hate speech" means what Mr. Donohue thinks it means.

E! screwed up. Mr. Donohue continues to screw up. Kathy Griffin continues to be Kathy Griffin and she's allowed to make jokes about Jesus.

If your belief system is that fragile, maybe there are other problems.


Xabstract said...

The SuckItJesus.com Kathy Griffin Censorship Petition!

Stop the Censoring!

Anne said...

Another reason I am profoundly thankful that I don't own a TV.

the sobsister said...

Good rule of thumb: if Bill Donohue thinks it's offensive, it is, in fact, wholly reasonable within any post-Inquisition societal framework. He is a prize boob.