Sarah Silverman may have had her Comedy Central TV series canceled, but luckily her new book has hit shelves already. As you might expect, it’s causing controversy. Read on to see why Silverman is the best role model we might have these days.
In her new book “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee” Sarah Silverman talks about racism, outing Fox news specifically. “The entire Fox News Channel is a 24-hour-a-day racism engine, but it’s all coded, all implied,” she says. This isn’t the first occasion Fox news has been called this type of thing (for what I’d say is good reason), but apparently it was enough to make them retaliate this time.
According to The Huffington Post, a Fox new spokeperson has said, “Sarah’s anger is understandable having recently lost her television show. We sympathize with her need for attention considering her book is languishing near 300 on Amazon.com.” While the low blows on each side are true, if anything this comment by Fox news makes me want to go buy the book more than ever. So unless there is a secret pact between Silverman and Fox, they’ve ultimately (arguably) only helped draw attention to themselves and give her good press.
“Right-wing Americans who appear in mainstream media are not out there calling black people ‘n*ggers,’ or saying, ‘The Klan has good ideas,'” she wrote. “Instead, they’re questioning the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency by accusing him of being born in Africa or of being a Muslim. Or they’re having tea parties and calling Obama a ‘communist’ and a ‘Nazi.'” – Sarah Silverman “The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee”
Listen to Sarah Silverman reading from her book in this plainly and calmly (but angrily) read YouTube clip: