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Gossip: David Paterson, Fred Armisen
New York Gov. David Paterson lashed out at <em>Saturday Night Live</em> for Fred Armisen's jokes about his severe vision impairment.
 

New York Gov. David Paterson this week lashed out at Saturday Night Live for what he termed its “third-grade” jokes about his severe vision impairment. On the show, Fred Armisen portrayed Paterson, who is legally blind, as a squinting buffoon who didn’t know where he was or which way to hold a chart. Armisen’s Paterson also railed against “fancy two-eyed smart alecks.” His spokesman said SNL implied that disabled people are “incapable of having jobs with serious responsibilities.” NBC declined comment.

 

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