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With Leno, Palin Pushes Back Against ‘Family Guy’

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/03/2010

Dave Itzkoff

"In an interview Tuesday night on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Sarah Palin once again criticized Family Guy, the Fox animated series, for a joke she believed was directed at her family, and rebuked the news media for not giving her the opportunity to fully explain her opinions on that show.

"Ms. Palin, the Republican former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice presidential nominee, locked horns with the Family Guy producers last month over an episode involving a character, Ellen, who has Down syndrome. When that character remarked that her mother is the former governor of Alaska, Ms. Palin interpreted the joke as a swipe at herself and her son, Trig, who also has that disability. On Facebook, Ms. Palin wrote that the episode felt like another kick in the gut and on the Fox News Channel, which employs her as a paid contributor, she said, This world is full of cruel, cold-hearted people who would do such a thing.

"Andrea Fay Friedman, the actress who played Ellen on Family Guy, and who, like the character, has Down syndrome, objected to Ms. Palin's interpretation of the episode."

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"With Leno, Palin Pushes Back Against ‘Family Guy’", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 09/03/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/with-leno-palin-pushes-back-against-family-guy-