February 22nd, 2010
10:53 AM ET

Palin 'Family Guy' joke is hateful

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/07/05/palin.reaction/art.palin.gi.jpg caption="Palin was the intended target of the 'Family Guy' joke, says Navarrette."]

Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN

Sarah Palin has awesome power. We already knew that she had the power to drive liberal Democrats crazy. They don't respect her, but they sure do fear her.

And this week we learned that Palin also has the power to make those same liberal Democrats forget all the preaching they've shared with the rest of us over the years about the importance of tolerance and defending those with special needs.

Like, say, a little boy with Down syndrome who will be two years old in April but who has already been the butt of a national joke by the brainless and heartless creator and producers of the Fox animated comedy, "Family Guy."

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Filed under: Opinion • Ruben Navarrette Jr. • Sarah Palin
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Susan Lewis NYC

    Trig has a lot to overcome, as it is. Having to deal with his attention hungry mother is going to be too much. The young lady who did the voice of the charectar has Down's Syndrome herself.

    February 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  2. Mike, formerly from Syracuse, NY

    The hypocritical reaction of the Left is no surprise. They have long preached one thing and practiced the opposite.

    February 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  3. Maria H-Miami

    Does Seth MacFarland also make fun, ridicules his Gay cousin or Gays as he did those with Down Syndrome? I read he got angry when his relative asked if there was a cure for his gay cousin's homosexuality. Watched it once, I didn't like it.

    February 22, 2010 at 11:50 am |