Family Guy, just for laughs?

It is just potty humor and sophmoric antics. This weekend the cartoon and brain child of Seth Macfarlane, Family Guy, broadcast an episode in (suprise!) poor taste. It seems it has become de regueur to attack and make fun of the children and especially the son of Sarah Palin. I am not sure of what social commentary this radish is supposed to be making, but the line has been crossed once again by this elitest leftist. Is it because people like Macfarlane are so embarrased by the choice for life made by Sarah Palin that they attack that which they themselves know they could not do? I do not watch Family Guy...

Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol made this comment which is posted on Sarah Palins facebook page:

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”

In the middle ages it was common for someone who was considered evil to be reported as having been found dead in a sewer(1). Seth you are already there.


(1) Jean d'Estivet Promoter of the Trial of Joan of Arc was found dead in a sewer

1 comment:

Elisa said...

This made me think of a homily given by one of our Augustinian friars at a student Sunday evening Mass at our collegiate church. He started off saying, "Who are the lepers in our lives?" As in this news story, those with special needs or disabilites are treated as such, with terrible taste to say the least. With that opening line in mind, I thought of that as I read this.