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TNT Apologizes for Tracy Morgan's Lewd Comments About Sarah Palin

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 28th 2011 7:45AM
Tracy Morgan and Howard Stern at NY Knicks vs Miami Heat, 01/27/11In a true "Did he just say that?!" moment, '30 Rock' star Tracy Morgan set the Twitterverse on fire Thursday night with lewd on-air comments about Sarah Palin, and broadcaster TNT is not happy about it.

According to USA Today, TNT issued an apology within minutes of being contacted by incredulous reporters. In a statement, Turner spokesman Jeff Pomeroy said, "It's unfortunate Mr. Morgan showed a lack of judgment on our air with his inappropriate comments. We apologize for any embarrassment or offense it may have caused."

The comments came during Morgan's appearance on 'Inside the NBA,' before the New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat game at Madison Square Garden. Kenny Smith asked Morgan to settle an argument he said he and co-host Charles Barkley "have all the time. ... Tina Fey or Sarah Palin?"

Quite what Smith thought Morgan was going to say after that is anyone's guess, but as Morgan was mulling it over, Barkley quipped, "Sarah Palin, she's a good-looking woman, isn't she?" (Hey, who knew Barkley had a thing for the former Alaska Governor?)

And that's when Morgan dropped the M-bomb: "Let me tell you about Sarah Palin. She's good masturbation material."

As he talked about fantasizing about Palin, Smith and Barkley laughed nervously and an uncomfortable-looking Ernie Johnson tried to change the subject. There's been no word from Palin yet, but it seems likely that Morgan won't be asked to appear on another live broadcast any time soon.

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Sheri Perini

Yes Barkley did set it up....Nasty Nasty dirt......Well would that comment be cultural or Racist???????? I wonder??????What a stupid dumb ass comment....If that was said live about Obama ??????????? Find foughts in yourselves before others.....Of course you think that and we all know why..........The END to your partial Abortionist party is near the end.......Could not be any sooner.Do your research before you open your mouth and then vote!!!!!!!

January 31 2011 at 7:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Barkley did set up the conversation to go there so you can't expect it not to. Palin is no more an idiot or moron then the inexperience coward we have in place now. Talk about a colossal waste of space all chairman Oba mao does is golf & vaction. He's quick to interrupt his vaction to talk about himself & ego but not for national or international events. No fan of Palins but seriously what has the guy in office now done? Where's the fantasy he promised or yeah it was lies & fantasy to begin with. Well you get what you fell for. Colin Powell would have been a great president regardless of party but we didnt get him did we. 719 days left til chairman oba mao's out & he can golf & vaction on his own time & money instead of hard working job seeking americans.01/20/2013 can't come soon enough.

January 31 2011 at 11:34 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

LOL. Sarah Palin is a colossal idiot. Liberals shun her, Conservatives with a brain sidestep her and tea partiers want nothing to do with her even though she's the proverbial herpes bump on the crotch of that party. A complete lightning rod for controversy with nothing good to say. She even had the audacity to take the Arizona shootings and make it about her.

And for the record, McCain didn't choose her, she was chosen *for him and she wasn't even vetted properly. It takes an exhausting several weeks to be vetted and she was plopped into the thick of it in a mere 36hrs. When she was announced as McCain's Vice Presidential Candidate, no one knew a thing about her, not even his own team, who had to literally do a web search on her so they could answer the onslaught of phone calls they received that day.

And lastly, she QUIT her post as Alaska's governor! You palin supporters want to vote a quitter for president? I'd rethink that strategy if i were you.

She isn't hot but Tracy Morgan's opinion was just that. An opinion and a damn fine one. She should be privileged.

January 30 2011 at 1:28 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

say whatever you want....she is going to beat OBLOWMA in the next election

January 30 2011 at 12:20 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Nushguy's Dad

Just like a black man!

January 29 2011 at 5:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

big whoop .. Why is talking about masturbation different than any guys talking about who they would "hit"? Does anyone really think Farrah didn't know what all teen age boys were going to do in their bedrooms with her hanging on the walls? Aren't there more things in this world to get your panties in a bunch over?

January 29 2011 at 2:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Miss Reese


January 29 2011 at 1:36 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Miss Reese's comment

Who cares what you think hogirl! The difference between Palin and you, is that she makes TONS of money with her time, where as, you, poor 'entitled' you collects unemployment!!!! She can buy and sell you over and over again!!!

January 29 2011 at 2:02 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to ssbbx1's comment

it sound like you the idiot you are bought her books that she could not have possiblely wrote, i think you collect nothing in the brain department. She has been sold like a good call girl, because she has not hing else

January 31 2011 at 10:00 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down

Good for you ssbbx. HATTIELI - .....Hey BOY.... You need to go back to school and at least get a grade school education. Plus, if you are going to live in this country you HAITI reject, learn the language. Don't be jealous of Sarah Palin just because she is a beautiful, intelligent and confident woman. Go back to your country, BOY, because we respect women like Sarah in this country!!!!!

February 01 2011 at 9:45 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down

Hurrah so you caught a said to be Comedian being honest, When MaClain first picked her as a running was
he scrapping the bottom of the barrel in canidates Was he trying to play the game pick a attractive woman
for the female voters. Yes most men do vote either with Wallets or their dicks. Yes we are into the throes
of a rarely felt financial down turn which change the playing field (trying to provide ) for family. We bought it.
Woman ain't all that attractive. has little or no common sense . We wound up even trying tomake her a
reality Star. Shall we all castrate C.C. Barkley for trying to be a comedian or down size Tracy for being
honesty. No the wman is not Playboy Material We found out her daughter didn't fight the feeling.
Just say no.

January 29 2011 at 11:13 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

He apologizes? too little - too late. ALL women should be outraged. It is not the subject, it is that you thought that was okay to say on television- how dare you. Maybe he is a pedophile, who really knows. Perhaps we should talk out loud on television about that- how would he feel if everyone was whispering about him. Geez, high school talking level.

January 29 2011 at 10:45 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Hopkins's comment

Women should be outraged that a man looks at a woman sexually? Really? You show me a guy who hasn't been king of his own castle while thinking of a celebrity and I'll show you a liar.

As for the pedophile thing...that makes zero sense. He just mentioned being attracted to an older lady so how do you suddenly jump to pedo? Or is that a fallback insult as you're incapable of actually expressing anything without jejune moniker affixing?

Or is the big problem that he said aloud what most every sensible American already knew about her popularity in conservative male circles? You don't think she became a media sensation because of her muddled politics and lack of polish do you? Think it was her obvious ignorance and simpleton ways that drew defenders? Old men loved what she represented - former beauty queen, into sports/hunting/outdoors, purports to love sense and saving (the antithesis of her actual time in office)... she's the ideal factory-created Chuck Heston partner that the RNC had been longing for. Sure FoxNews is overrun with barbie pundits but finally one that was a good decade older than most them and a little less wife-intimidating. Sarah could be the next door neighbor and while she's fine most wives didn't look at her and think Sarah's "too smart" and certainly not "too sexy."

January 29 2011 at 11:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hey bad timing Tracy, but no harm done Sarah has said and done worst, I don't think of Sarah P when getting my groove on, Maybe Hallie Berry" ;-) who knows maybe Sir Charles likes a little cream in his coffee? Ya think 'LoL'
Lighten up people it was a bad joke thats it, He guess what I know, everybody plays a fool sometimes. Peace

January 29 2011 at 10:01 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

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