Fox News released a statement about LL Cool J’s appearance on Sarah Palin’s upcoming news special — and at the same time they dissed the former rapper.
Yesterday, LL tweeted this message accusing Fox of using an old interview clip he did in 2008 and inserting in her show. But doesn’t news shows use old sound bites all the time to make a point?:
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
LL was listed as one of the guests on the premiere of Sarah Palin’s Fox News series “Real American Stories.” But yesterday, a Fox News spokesperson told TVNewser:
“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.” Read More…
Yes, she actually said “fledgling acting career.” Ouch.