I have to say that I think both the Family Guy situation and the Letterman comments were all blown completely out of proportion. The Letterman joke was actually kind of funny when put into context (he's obviously talking about Bristol who is an adult and not Willow) and the Family Guy thing wasn't even a real joke (There was a Down Syndrome character who is saying Palin is her mother). I mean SNL COMPLETELY BLASTED Chelsea Clinton, and where is the outrage on that? Do you remember Farley in that stupid wig?
As I said...a simple "I believe it was wrong and not funny," would suffice. You made your point about why she would still talk about it after all this time, but the degree with which she yammers on...not cool. I still stand by her hypocricy because she claimed she is saying these things due to standing up for the special needs community though she didn't appear to be there for them in the past when McFarlane made fun of them before.
Hey Tyler, Please REMEMBER, Palin comments on these kinds of things because she is CONSTANTLY BEING ASKED TO COMMENT on them!! Every show that she went on after both of these events (letterman & family guy) she was ALWAYS ASKED TO COMMENT.
The obsession with Palin is sickening like so many things the left does. They are cultural snobs who frequently have poor educations to go along with their snobbery. I have never understood why conservatives didn't get viscious also.they might begin with calling liberals economically illiterate. or the most gullible people on earth. people who cant reason--but simply repeat a left wing mantra.
Why would I speak up for those other episodes? I don't watch Letterman because I've never cared for his bland sense of humor and as for Family Guy...it's one of my favorite shows on TV. I saw the WHOLE episode and it wasn't really funny ANYWHERE. He's done a MUCH better job in the PAST and I'm sure he's bound to REBOUND. I can definitely say his BUSH humor was MUCH funnier.On other words...I WOULDN'T speak out against these other "disgusting" episodes because I actually LIKE humor that GOES TOO FAR or is just plain WRONG. I've laughed hard MANY times watchin Family Guy and South Park as well thinkin "Man...that is JUST WRONG, but TOO FUNNY." Do I feel ATTACKED because you don't have the same sense of humor that I do and try to demonize it? OF COURSE NOT. You have JUST as much right to DEMONIZE the joke as I have a right to MAKE it or LAUGH at it.One last point about why I say that Palin's taking it TOO FAR is because if you WANT to CALL SOMEONE OUT on this...then SO BE IT. Just a quick "That was just plain wrong and wasn't even funny." WILL SUFFICE. You DON'T HAVE to go ON and ON about it for DAYS...or in this case WEEKS about it. You've made your case that you were offended. If you wanna boycott the guy and get others to boycott the show and/or even the network, then stop watchin. Big deal.
My problem with Tyler's comment is that when someone does or says something disgusting, and it ISN'T commented on, most will consider this license to do more of the same, or even escalate disgusting behavior. Sarah has an opportunity to shine a light on this. I believe she and others would be neglectful if they didn't comment. Freedom of speech, YES, but not without consequences. As for this so called joke, it's only a joke if it's funny. McFarland has lost his sense of humor in his need to mock someone. He has forgotten what it is that makes something funny. If I want to feel disgusted I'll go watch reruns of Fear Factor. And where was Tyler when these other disgusting episodes happened. (Letterman and McFarland.) Did YOU speak up then?
More food for thought between the balance of logic and emotion:The left side of the brain is responsible for logic and the right side of the brain is responsible for emotion.MORE SPECIFICALLY, it is the prefrontal cortex which is responsible for logical tasks such as careful planning and impulse control. The amygdala is responsible for processing emotions.The amygdala is FULLY DEVELOPED in the FIRST 2 1/2 years of life. This means that the EMOTIONAL side of a person is a TODDLER. When you let those emotions OVERRIDE your logic...you're a TODDLER. "It feels good, so I should be allowed to do it whenever and whereever I want," "If I can't have her...nobody can," and "You should be ashamed of yourself for hurting my feelings." ALL TODDLER-LIKE thought processing.
As I said. The problem isn't the fact that she shows her emotions. ALL people do that. Men and women show them in different ways. My criticism is letting the emotions OVERRIDE the LOGICAL side of a person. Any LOGICAL person would realize that it was ONLY A JOKE, so MOVE ON. She DOESN'T DO THAT. She did the same crap with David Letterman as well. Where was she when Seth McFarlane and David Letterman made distasteful jokes in the PAST? She NOW stands up for this distasteful humor because SHE'S the one being attacked. What makes it EVEN MORE OBVIOUS that she's taking it PERSONALLY? Seth McFarlane has made fun of "special needs" people COUNTLESS times before. This ISN'T the FIRST time...where was she THEN if it was about THEM?It's sheer weakness and PROVEN HYPOCRICY on her part.
Though I am one to find fault with you analogy I think that Palin is fully aware of the microscope she is under. Is she a leader? Absolutely. More so than what is currently sitting as the Commander in Chief. We tend to cast dispersions on a woman because she is emotional and think she is a bad leader when she shows them. My problem is that those who consider themselves intolerant of any type of bias are more biased and racist than the allegations they direct towards conservatives, (i.e. Donny Deutsch, MSNBC). Now whether or not Palin is suited to be in higher office because of the perceived weakness of showing her emotions, well I think the jury is still out on that one. This reaction from this group of people is a telling sign and gives one food for thought. Makes you wonder if they had supported someone who thought it was a good idea to provide a final solution for another group of people if they would have the same reaction when they would have watched them succumb to the effects of what was "good for them".
I agree with the points that you've made, but there's just ONE PROBLEM here.She LETS the criticism GET TO HER. I see this as a WEAKNESS. People are already jumpin on the Palin 2012 bandwagon, but she CAN'T EVEN BRUSH OFF JOKES.It's okay to be emotional, but in a TRUE LEADER...it SHOULD be LIMITED. I understand this as I was a leader of up to 60 soldiers at a time. You CAN'T let your emotions control you when you're LEADING OTHERS and THAT is where my problem lies with Palin's dealing with the criticism.