MacFarlane is, according to a fascinating item at Big Dead Dumb Breitbart, quite taken aback and sad and weepy about how when you knowingly perpetrate smarmy cartoon lounge-lizardy shit at the Academy Rewards show... lots of people will go ahead and call you a smarmy cartoon lounge-lizard shit.
Fortunately he has discovered some jowls to cry on.
I've been in the recording studio with Seth, and I don't care what you think of him: The man is profoundly, supremely talented. Now, there are a lot of characterizations about how he uses it and what direction he takes it, but there's no denying his talent, and he's a profoundly hard worker. I sent him an attaboy note yesterday morning. I sent him a wish-you-well kind of note. He wrote back and said, "You know what? I kind of understand how you conservatives feel about the media now."
I'm sure he does. I'm sure he does.