Palin Bashes Family Guy Show that ‘Mocked’ Trig’s Special Needs
February 16, 2010
(ChattahBox)— Palin is once again on the attack on behalf of her one year-old son Trig, who was born with Down’s Syndrome. Sunday’s episode of Fox’s crass animated series “The Family Guy,” featured a character of a mentally handicapped teen girl, whom was referred to as the daughter of “the former governor of Alaska.” The show obviously intended to take a shot at Sarah Palin, but the show’s storyline didn’t actual ridicule the mentally handicapped. In any event, Palin a paid contributor for Fox News, lashed out at “Fox Hollywood” on her Facebook page for mocking “Trig (and/or others with special needs).”
Palin just recently attacked White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for his use of the phrase “f****** retarded” during a private meeting last summer, referring to progressive Democrats. She called for Emanuel to be fired, once again invoking her mentally handicapped son Trig. Emanuel apologized for his private comment. But Palin was called out for her hypocrisy when offensive talk radio host Rush Limbaugh publicly used the word retard numerous times, and he quipped that Emanuel planned to make amends for his comment by holding a “retard summit.” Palin defended Limbaugh, by making the ridiculous claim that his mocking of the mentally handicapped was “satirical” and therefore acceptable.
In her latest Facebook missive involving her son Trig entitled, “Fox Hollywood – What a Disappointment,” Palin pulls her daughter Bristol into the fray:
“People are asking me to comment on yesterday’s Fox show that felt like another kick in the gut. Bristol was one who asked what I thought of the show that mocked her baby brother, Trig (and/or others with special needs), in an episode yesterday. Instead of answering, I asked her what she thought. Here is her conscientious reply, which is a much more restrained and gracious statement than I want to make about an issue that begs the question, “when is enough, enough?”:
“When you’re the son or daughter of a public figure, you have to develop thick skin. My siblings and I all have that, but insults directed at our youngest brother hurt too much for us to remain silent. People with special needs face challenges that many of us will never confront, and yet they are some of the kindest and most loving people you’ll ever meet. Their lives are difficult enough as it is, so why would anyone want to make their lives more difficult by mocking them? As a culture, shouldn’t we be more compassionate to innocent people – especially those who are less fortunate? Shouldn’t we be willing to say that some things just are not funny? Are there any limits to what some people will do or say in regards to my little brother or others in the special needs community? If the writers of a particularly pathetic cartoon show thought they were being clever in mocking my brother and my family yesterday, they failed. All they proved is that they’re heartless jerks. – Bristol Palin
- Sarah Palin”
Apparently Rush Limbaugh, the de facto head of the Republican Party, is the only person in the world capable of satirical commentary And an animated comedy program, known for its equal opportunity offending, is not capable of Palin’s version of satire.
To be sure, there is no defending of the insensitive mocking of mentally handicapped children, but Palin lost all credibility on this subject when she gave Rush Limbaugh a pass.