Theatre Apologizes For Lyric Advocating Beheading Palin
More on the culture of hate on the left side of the aisle:
On Monday morning, MCT executive director Michael McGill set about the hard business of mending all that had gone awry over the weekend, when word spread across the Internet that MCT’s production advocated the beheading of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
In the face of it all, McGill had one simple message on Monday.
“In retrospect, we made a mistake,” he said. “Anybody that gets singled out in such a way as that, whether it might be (President Barack) Obama or Palin or whomever, it’s inappropriate. I take full responsibility for that.”
At the center of the controversy was a single couplet, inserted by director Curt Olds into a song sung by the character Ko-Ko, a pacifist executioner. Listing off those people whom he intends to behead, the singer in the Missoula production noted, “That crazy Sarah Palin needs a psychoanalyst / She never would be missed, no she never would be missed.”
“It’s very common practice to amend those lyrics,” said McGill. “It’s how they were amended in this case that’s an issue. There’s a lot of misinformation about what happened, but I don’t want to shirk our responsibility for what did happen.
So why did they amend them? The director explains:
“Sarah Palin was in there because she goes beyond politics; she’s one of the most well-known human beings in this country,” said Olds. “I have no ill feelings about her at all; I included her because she’s a well-known celebrity, and that’s in keeping with the spirit of the song. … I’ve never heard a word of complaint or any type of letter coming out of including her in the song (in the past).”
However, Mrs. Palin was the only–I say again, the one and only–person mentioned by name in the song.
Now, consider if some director had put in a lyric advocating beheading any prominent Democrat or lefty, like Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Al Sharpton, etc… how would the Dinosaur Media have reacted to that?
To ask the question is to answer it, especially in the wake of the Tucson Shooting.