MoveOn and other progressive groups are crying foul over Fox’s decision to cut short Sally Field’s acceptance speech at the Emmys on Sunday night, when she said, “If the mothers ruled the world there would be no goddam wars in the first place.” The U.S. telecast chopped off “goddam wars in the first place.”
Backstage, Field said that she wanted to recognize mothers waiting for their sons returning home from war and that she “didn’t have a political agenda.” (Not even as a veiled endorsement of Hillary Clinton.)
Fox apparently pulled the trigger over the use of the word “goddam” — but some groups are questioning why. According to the Los Angeles Times, an FCC ruling stated no objection to the word “goddam.”
Field wasn’t too upset over her clipped words.
Told that she had been bleeped, Field responded: “Oh well. I’ve been there before. Well, good. I don’t care. I have no comment other than, oh well. I said what I wanted to say. I wanted to pay homage to the mothers of the world, and let their work be seen and valued.”
“I think probably shouldn’t have said the God in front of the … I would have liked to have said more bleeped-out words.”
Here’s Field’s speech, in its entirety, from the Canadian telecast: