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BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Barack and a Hard Place" segment tonight: We shift away from President Obama and on to Sarah Palin. Recently, the Kennedy Center gave comedian Tina Fey an award. The ceremony was broadcast on PBS. But if you watched it, you did not see this:
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TINA FEY, COMEDIAN: The success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women, except, of course, those who will end up paying for their own rape kit and stuff. But, for everybody else, it's a win-win, unless you are a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years, whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us, unless you believe in evolution. Actually, I take it back. The whole thing is a disaster.
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O'REILLY: All right. Now, PBS edited a portion of Ms. Fey's remarks out of the program. It says for time reasons.
With us now, Fox News analysts, Alan Colmes in San Diego and Monica Crowley here in New York City. First of all, the rape kit line? Did you get that? I didn't get that. I know I'm dense.
MONICA CROWLEY, FOX NEWS ANALYST: No. There were some accusations during the 2008 campaign that when she was governor she was trying to put forward this program that would make women who were raped pay for their own rape kit rather than have the state pay for it.
O'REILLY: Boy, is that an obscure reference.
CROWLEY: Yes. But, you know, first of all, Tina Fey's hairstyle there was a crime against humanity. Secondly, she is supposed to be a comedian and nothing she said about Sarah Palin was even remotely funny.
O'REILLY: Now, do you think that's why it was cut out, it wasn't funny?
CROWLEY: No. No. I think the real reason it was cut out was because it is broadcast on PBS. The parent company of PBS and NPR is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is directly under the gun now from newly empowered and elected Republicans who want to pull all of the…
O'REILLY: So I'm responsible?
CROWLEY: Well, look, they want to -- Republicans now because of the firing of Juan Williams on NPR want to pull public funding.
O'REILLY: So what you are really saying is that I'm responsible and Juan Williams is responsible for this edit because they are scared that if they continue this far-left craziness that they are going -- it's going to be -- they are going to get their money pulled by the new Republican Party?
CROWLEY: Yes, you are directly responsible.
O'REILLY: So I'm responsible for Tina Fey's monologue being cut.
CROWLEY: Getting sliced and died. Yes. And actually what you should do now, Bill, is look into the camera and invite Tina Fey on this program to respond.
O'REILLY: All right. Tina, would you like to come on the program and we have Alan Colmes sit right next to you, if you'd like? Now, Colmes, do you buy this analysis?
ALAN COLMES, HOST, "THE ALAN COLMES SHOW": Poor Sarah Palin, poor conservatives, always the victim of the evil liberal media. Oh, what a shame that you have to live in a world where all the media is liberal, and poor Sarah Palin is always the victim. It's so horrible.
Look, they did the same thing to George Carlin. They edited -- look, I don't agree with the editing. I think they should have left that in but it was very funny. The audience, Monica, seemed to like it. But they did the same thing to George Carlin when they honored him with the Mark Twain Award. They edited out one of his famous routines, the "Seven Words You Are Not Supposed to Say in Radio or Television." This is not a political thing. It's just maybe a bad editing job. But it's not a…
O'REILLY: So you don't think it had anything to do with the fear on the part of the Public Broadcasting Corporation that their funds are going to be lifted?
O'REILLY: But their funds are going to be lifted. There's no doubt they're going to be lifted. That was the recommendations of the budget people that came back and said, why are we wasting a half-billion dollars a year on these people? Let them compete. So, I'm sorry, Colmes. It is circumstantial evidence. But I think Crowley's case…
COLMES: It is circumstantial.
O'REILLY: …is pretty strong.
COLMES: Well, of course, you do. Of course, you do because conservatives are…
O'REILLY: I didn't have any dog in the hunt. I didn't think the rape kit line was funny. I didn't understand it. I don't think anybody did either except for Monica because she's brilliant. You certainly didn't get it.
COLMES: I did get it.
O'REILLY: You knew that? You knew that Palin made a reference to rape kit?
COLMES: During the campaign, the police -- when she was -- when she was mayor of Wasilla, the police commissioner, they would charge women for rape kits if they had to use a rape kit. She did nothing about it as mayor of Wasilla although she probably knew about it.