FOX Censors Sally Field's Anti-War Rant
SEPTEMBER 17, 2007: Rupert Murdoch-owned FOX network which carried the "live" Emmy telecast last night censored Emmy-Award winner Sally Field's anti-war rant at the end of her acceptance speech bleeping out the words "god-damned wars in the first place."
Did those trigger-happy censors mistake the words "god damn" for profanity or was there some kind of special agenda at work? In any event, big thumbs down to FOX for the embarrassing handling of the matter and thumbs up to a defiant Sally who said backstage: "I would have liked to have said more bleeped-out words."
Finally, I couldn't be happier for Sally, whose performance as Nora Walker, the loving but fear-stricken mother of a soldier, rightfully deserves the award. Congratulations, Sally. I really, really like you.