Sally Field and the fallacy of double X chromosomes

From the AP:

Sally Field praised mothers when she won an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series but also let her anti-war sentiments surface with a God-related swear word.

“And, let’s face it, if the mothers ruled the war, there would be no (expletive) wars in the first place,” Field said.

Sally, I’d like to introduce you to Golda Meir.

3 comments for “Sally Field and the fallacy of double X chromosomes

  1. Kerry
    September 17, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    I felt as though the power behind Sally’s statement was deluded somewhat by her rambling, addled, near-frantic delivery. Though I sympathize with her point of view, I couldn’t silence the part of me that was thinking, “Really? After all this time? You’re still THIS much of basket case at these awards shows?”A few amusing postscripts from MSNBC:Al Gore: “Separating the sentiment from the language used to express it, I certainly agree with the sentiment… Joel Hyatt and I started Current TV in order to break up the television medium so that individuals can have access to it instead of just waiting for comments in an awards show or something (to) have a regular dialogue with the American people and give them a chance to be on TV.” Separating the aw-shucks sentiment from the tasteless plug for his product, I’m beginning to find Al Gore a little full of shit when it comes to his reign as the newly crowned king of all media.And Sally again: “I wanted to acknowledge mothers and especially mothers who are waiting for their children to come home from war because that is what Nora Walker is doing.” In other words, the traditional process by which art and television draws inspiration from current events and politics has been utterly inverted. Kudos, ABC!

  2. Rach=)
    September 17, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    They allowed the (unfunny) crude exchange between Brad Garrett and Joley Fisher, but they bleeped out Sally Field? Wow. Go fig.

  3. September 18, 2007 at 2:43 am

    Honestly, this is the last time I watch an awards show other than the Oscars. It’s as flatulent as anything else, but at least it’s entertaining.

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