Sarah Palin Launches Her New Fox News Show With A Lie

Sarah Palin FactorAs might be expected, Sarah Palin is leading off her new series of programs on Fox News with her strongest asset: lying.

In press reports describing the debut, rapper/actor LL Cool J is listed as part of the exclusive lineup that Palin will be featuring. As it turns out, the interview is actually a retread taped in 2008 and had nothing to do with Palin.

A surprised Cool J tweeted this information:

“Fox lifted interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & R misrepresenting to public 2 promote Palins Show.”

To which Fox News responded in a typically churlish manner:

“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.”

This is clearly the work of Fox News PR Priestess, Irena Briganti (or someone following in her footsteps). The pissy little comment at the close of the response is not only childish, but laughably untrue. Cool J is a veteran of film and TV and currently stars in one of the hottest shows on television, NCIS.

The Fox News PR department is notorious for this kind of unprofessionalism. A couple of years ago, David Bauder documented what came to be known as the “wishing well.” where Fox snidely wishes someone they don’t like well with the back of their hand. Take this for example:

“Because of his personal demons, Keith [Olbermann] has imploded everywhere he’s worked. From lashing out at co-workers to personally attacking Bill O’Reilly and all things Fox, it’s obvious Keith is a train wreck waiting to happen. And like all train wrecks, people might tune in out of morbid curiosity, but they eventually tune out, as evidenced by Keith’s recent ratings decline. In the meantime, we hope he enjoys his paranoid view from the bottom of the ratings ladder and wish him well on his inevitable trip to oblivion.

Oblivion for Olbermann must a long ways off. Two years later he is still the number two show on cable news. And Cool J’s career is far from fledgling. I would wager that the only train wreck in the foreseeable future is going to involve Palin who still has no discernible talent for anything but dishonesty and quitting.

Update: As my reader, Fed UP, noted, Toby Keith was also not particularly pleased with Palin dredging up a two year old interview and presenting it as new. Now that Keith has joined Cool J in complaining about this sleazy clip show Palin is hosting, will Fox News cut him out of the show as well? Will they insult him as a fledgling country singer? And when will Jack Welch issue a press release revealing that Palin and Fox had not contacted him either? This whole show appears to be a scam that is just a bunch of old clips edited together with some intros by Palin. And worst of all, LL Cool J, a black entertainer, is cut from the program for expressing his objection to being exploited by Fox, but Toby Keith, a white entertainer, does the same thing with no repercussions. Why am I not surprised?


9 thoughts on “Sarah Palin Launches Her New Fox News Show With A Lie

  1. The whole show is a lie – here’s the scoop on Keith:

    Popeater reports:

    “Keith is slated to talk about his patriotic anthem ‘Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American).’ He, too, was caught off guard by his involvement. ‘Toby was not asked to participate nor has he ever done an interview with Sarah Palin,’ his publicist told PopEater when reached for comment. Like LL, Keith’s interview for the special was also taped in 2008.

    ‘FOX has never contacted me about this special,’ Elaine Schock told us. ‘We found out about it yesterday.'”

    • Why doesn’t this surprise me? What bunch of douchebags.

  2. Your preoccupation with all things Palin is laughable. Had she gone head to head against Obama for President, she would have kicked his ass. Think, historical first woman president, splitting womens vote, she also would have kicked his but in the debates. He’s an empty suit as are most of the readers of your site. I come by just for in flight entertainment. Seriously you have a nice site and are doing a great job. It’s just politics, it’s not like one side wants to completely destroy the economy, or force a health care program down our throats that has the FBI for enforcement. Stay well, I’m Jim

    • Ha! I can hardly stop laughing.

      Palin is a joke who couldn’t finish one term as governor. She couldn’t answer silly questions about what she reads from that pit bull, Katie Couric. And you think she’d beat Obama, a Harvard Law graduate, in a debate?

      You think she’d beat Obama in an election when even a Fox News poll shows her losing 55% to 31%, and only 30% believe she’s qualified to serve as president.

      Thanks for the laugh. I needed that. And keep an eye out for those black helicopters.

    • do hope you’re young enough to witness history’s judgment on your gal Sarah. and I’m not Jim

    • Are you crazy! Head to head with Obama? She couldn’t even handle Joe Biden. And Joe was on his best behavior, because he could have shot her down several times, but he would have been called a sexist. All one has to do is review her interviews with Katie Curic or Charlie Gibson to realize what an idiot she really is. And if you don’t like what’s going down your throat, just close your mouth! It’s that simple

  3. “Two years later (Olbermann) is still the number two show on cable news…”

    Yawn. His ratings have dropped at least 40%. A test pattern could probably get batter ratings.

  4. “But facts are strictly optional for the Corpse, who had already asserted that the special proved Palin a liar:”

    ‘As might be expected, Sarah Palin is leading off her new series of programs on Fox News with her strongest asset: lying.’

    “This is one of those lies peculiar to News Corpse, where nothing Sarah Palin said is even quoted, let alone proven to be a fabrication. They go on about the use of interviews from Toby Keith and LL Cool J, pretty much forgetting to explain the Palin “lie” that headlined their article. Finally comes this:”

    ‘This whole show appears to be a scam that is just a bunch of old clips edited together with some intros by Palin.’

    “That’s [another falsehood]*, but we know better than to expect a corpse correction. They can’t be bothered with accuracy when there are new smears to spin.”

    J$P: Fox Haters Week in Review!

    • Serial spammer, Johnny Dollar, is hitting by site again with his nonsense. This time he is demonstrating his woeful comprehension skills. He can’t seem to grasp that it is a lie to promote a program as containing new or original content when in fact it is old and rehashed reruns.

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