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Thursday, April 01, 2010

If this is the false packaging they use now, imagine if they actually get her elected
Posted by Jill | 5:02 AM
The need to fabricate the public image of Sarah Palin is so strong that Fox News tried to resort to using old interview footage of L.L. Cool J and passing it off as hers to show that the Republican Party and the teabaggers aren't racist:
Here's a chapter in the culture wars that no one saw coming: Sarah Palin and Fox News facing off against '80s rap star and actor LL Cool J.

Popular conservative blogger Allahpundit tweaked liberals who accuse Tea Party supporters of racist sympathies, saying they'll be "shocked to find the alleged Grand Dragon of the tea-party movement making chitchat with a hip-hop legend."

The problem is that no such chitchat was produced for the Palin show. LL Cool J, star of "NCIS: Los Angeles," tweeted Tuesday night: "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."

When contacted by Yahoo! News for comment, a Fox News spokesperson explained that LL Cool J had been informed in 2008 that the interview was planned as a segment for "Real American Stories"--though of course the network couldn't have known at the time that Palin would be hosting.

And it took them two years to get the show to the air? Hardly likely.

Update: Looks like the confusion isn't limited to the hip hop genre. Toby Keith's publicist tells the New York Times that Keith has never done an interview with Palin and she had no idea he was being used in the Palin special. She believes that Fox will be recycling an interview Keith gave Fox in 2009.

Fox News is no longer even the media arm of the Republican Party; it's the media arm of a movement that's about bullying, willful ignorance, bigotry, stupidity, and false packaging.

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Blogger Bob said...
That is SO dishonest & sleazy. Who was scheduled for the second show? Bruce Springsteen?