Kathy Griffin says "no thanks" to Jesus
In a pre-ceremony for this year's Emmy broadcast, comedian Kathy Griffin poked fun at people who thank Jesus in their award acceptance speeches when accepting an award for her show My Life on the D-List:
"A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award," Griffin said in her speech. "I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus."
She went on to hold up her Emmy for best reality show and add: "This award is my god now!"
Um, maybe not. In reality, E! is cutting Griffin's speech considerably before broadcast. And while this might not seem like a big deal, consider this: Griffin didn't say Jesus didn't exist, or that Catholicism is wrong, she simply said that Jesus had nothing to do with her award (she may have also told Jesus to suck it...ahem). She made a joke, expressing a personal belief, and it will be edited out for TV. Hmm.
E! is entirely owned by Comcast, which in turn also owns the Style Network, G4, Versus, the Golf Channel and several local stations across the country. Comcast also has interests in various sports teams and is the cable provider to over 24 million people in the United States.