Sarah Palin Criticizes TV’s ‘Family Guy’

Family_GuyBecky Bohrer for Yahoo News/AP:

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin is lashing out at the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome on the Fox animated comedy Family Guy:

In a Facebook posting headlined “Fox Hollywood — What a Disappointment,” the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and current Fox News contributor said Sunday night’s episode felt like “another kick in the gut.” Palin’s youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.

The episode features the character Chris falling for a girl with Down syndrome. On a date, he asks what her parents do.

She replies: “My dad’s an accountant, and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.”

Palin resigned as Alaska governor last summer. Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, also was quoted on her mother’s Facebook page, calling the show’s writers “heartless jerks.”…

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  • radiac

    I think watching Family Guy actually makes people retarded.

  • conniedobbs

    Only retards are offended by Family Guy.

  • nick__nick

    waa waa some1 made fun of sumthin in my life on tv, im rich waa waa

  • Deo

    $arah Palin is the CARTOON.

  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    Yes, and the character is treated as fairly as any (if anything, Stewie's song was offensive, not the dinner scene). She turns out to be a domineering bitch, but is measurably more intelligent than Chris. Chris even shouts that he was under the false assumption that all people with Down's Syndrome were nice and was disillusioned to have been proven wrong. Then, Stewie congratulates him for having asked the girl on a date.

    Sorry, when did it become offensive to treat Down's Syndrome people like… people? Oh, right, when you are Palin and think you can use your being offended as political leverage. After all, I thought she gave Rush Limbaugh permission to call people retarded if it was satire.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

      It always has been,
      you are supposed to treat the mentally handicapped like they
      are wise and noble little yodas that know better than us evil normal people.
      from forest gump to that horrid “life goes on”
      treating special interest groups with any flaws are taboo, flaws are the soul domain of white males,
      everyone else is a very boring saint.

  • dumbsaint

    Pretty good press for the show, I'm about to watch it for the first time in forever. Someone really should warn Palin about the dangers of going full retard one of these days.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    if you want ll the fawning attention from people like the tea party types you have to take the negative attention that comes with it.

  • Deo

    A.P: After eating dinnner at the Olive Garden, Sarah Palin took to Twitter to express outrage and dismay that her waiter didn't bring a second order of garlic breadsticks after she asked. “This is yet more examples of how the liberal media tries to ignore real, hard working Americans, by denying them breadsticks. Clearly Barack Obama's job stimulus has failed. How's my makeup?” The former half-term governor of the 47th least populated state in the union remarked. Her 17 Twitter fans agreed, as well as the 24 attendees at “Teabagger-Palooza,” being held in the local Tea Klux Klan hall. Polls showed 98% of Americans no longer cared what Palin had to say about breadsticks. Regardless, the Sunday talkshows booked breadstick manufacturers, Olive Garden employees, people who'd eaten breadsticks and, of course, Newt Gingrich, John McCain and Joe Lieberman on all three networks for commentary on what they're now terming: “Breadstickgate.”

    • tonyviner

      You just don't get reporting like this anymore.

    • honu

      funniest post I've read in awhile.

  • 5by5

    I hope Stewie breaks his tiny foot off in her ass.

  • quatermass

    Remember when she took Rahm Emanuel to task for using the work “retard,” and then a few days later said it was fine when Rush Limbaugh used it because he did so satirically? With this in mind, I'm wondering how long it takes before Palin realizes that Fox News, for who she'll soon be working, and Fox Broadcasting, which airs The Family Guy, are the same company? Maybe right now she thinks it's just kind of a funny coincidence that both companies are owned by guys named Rupert Murdoch. But as soon as she figures out that the same Rupert Murdoch who pays her for her commentaries on Fox News is the same Rupert Murdoch who pays Seth MacFarlane to make Down Syndrome jokes on The Family Guy is she going to suddenly have to stifle her rage? After all, The Family Guy is satire. So every time The Simpsons or The Family Guy makes some sort of remark about her, however funny or however lame, will she say anything about it?

  • johnshinn

    NEVER AGAIN….FAMILY GUY IS DONE AT MY HOME.

  • BlackAcid

    That was pretty tame. I wonder if she ever heard Doug Stanhope's bit where he referred to her vagina as a “tard launcher”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Velez/1028890240 Christopher Velez

    i love that they are heartless jerks!
    everyone has the right, to make fun of anyone, at any given time.
    she has the right to feel its in bad taste, and we hav the right to laugh.

  • Anonymous

    I thought that when someone thrust themselves into the national spotlight for no apparent reason it made them fair game for any and all criticism.

  • Ron Belushi

    I thought that when someone thrust themselves into the national spotlight for no apparent reason it made them fair game for any and all criticism.

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