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L.L. Cool J Beefs With FOX News About Sarah Palin

| On 31, Mar 2010

L.L. Cool J took to Twitter on Tuesday to set the record straight about FOX News and his appearance on their special, “Sarah Palin: Real American Stories.” FOX hit back by pulling his interview from the show altogether with a nasty comment from a network spokesperson.

The former Alaska governor’s FOX special airs on Thursday and profiles “real Americans” with some taped celebrity cameos, including L.L., Jack Welch, and Toby Keith.  Well, for the promo (see above clip), they pulled a 2008 interview that L.L. did about diversity.  The interview was NOT conducted by Sarah Palin and was not for the “Real Americans” piece. But of course, the FOX press releases and media machines were in overdrive to show one of Sarah’s few links to diversity.  Hmmm…

See that’s when they pissed L.L. off!  So, on his Twitter page late Tuesday he wrote the following:

“Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW”

Well, FOX didn’t take that one lying down, even though they were DEAD in the wrong.  The network pulled his interview from the special altogether.  Then, the network spokesperson issued the following asinine statement:

“Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s interview fit that criteria. However, as it appears that Mr. Smith 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.”

Are they serious?  They misrepresented the man, then trash him when he speaks up.  Wow FOX!  I never got the impression from L.L. that he wanted no parts of the special.  But, can they give the man a heads-up phone call or a release form to use an old interview before they blast it across the free world.  The network owes the “fledgling actor” that much respect.  Damn his almost 25-year career as a hip-hop entertainer, though…

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