Palintology

Palin's Specious Interviews for Fox

Looks like Sarah Palin won’t be giving rapper LL Cool J the ol’ Katie Couric treatment after all: Cool J has complained on his Twitter that Fox News is falsely making it appear as though he sat down with Sarah Palin for her new special, Real American Stories, which airs Thursday Night. He tweeted, “Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palin's Show. WOW.” In the promo for Palin’s show, it says LL Cool J will share the “real story behind his incredible life.” LL Cool J isn't the only one being falsely promoted; country singer Toby Keith was also on the list to appear, but his publicist says Fox never contacted them. Though Keith did interview with the network in 2009, he was never interviewed by Sarah Palin.

Update: Fox News has announced that it will cut the LL Cool J footage from Sarah Palin's program, saying in a statement that "[A]s it appears that Mr. Smith [Cool J's real name] does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.