‘Family Guy’ Episode Below the Belt

One of Sarah Palin's sons, Trig, is under fire.

The Family Guy is a quite entertaining animated show, but the latest episode of that show hit below the belt by poking fun at Sarah Palin’s son Trig with Down’s syndrome. And let me tell you, folks — mocking people with developmental disabilities is no laughing matter.

In the latest episode, Chris (a main character) sits down on a dinner date with a mental disabled girl. Although she did not mention Palin by name, she, too, was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome like Trig. “My dad’s an accountant and my mom’s the former governor of Alaska,” she said. It all started with Rahm Emmanuel and his “retard” comment.

It’s bad enough that Sarah Palin had to deal with critics like Rahm Emanuel. But to downplay her son with Down’s syndrome? That’s an offensive foul. So all you stuffed shirts can criticize Palin all you want — I don’t care — JUST LEAVE HER KIDS ALONE. I don’t want to say it, but it had to be said. It’s sad that people with developmental disabilites become the target of scrutiny. And that’s my 2¢.

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