I’m watching the west coast tape delay of the Emmys. At the end of Sally Field’s acceptance speech for best actress in a drama series (ABC’s Brothers & Sisters), Fox suddenly cut away to a static shot. Surprised and shocked, I just tapped into the Internet.
Apparently Fox censored Field. Wow. Apparently, Field wasn’t the only one. But the censorship of her remarks was the most noticeable and egregious. Lame and heavy-handed.
"And let’s face it, if the mothers ruled the world, there would be no goddamn wars in the first place” is what the audience would have heard Field say had Fox not behaved badly.
Said Field backstage when told of Fox’s excision, (as reported on EW): ‘That’s too bad. I wanted to say something about the mothers who wait for their military children to come home…. I don’t care. I have no comment other than, ‘Oh, well.’ I said what I wanted to say. I honestly believe that if mothers ruled the world, we wouldn’t be sending our children off to be slaughtered…. I probably shouldn’t have said the ‘God’ in front of the ‘damn.’ I would’ve liked to have said more bleeped-out words, but that’s life.”
UPDATE: Worse, my local Fox station - KTVU - which just aired extensive coverage post-Emmys during their 11p.m news telecast pointedly failed to mention Field’s win.
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