Fox Used Footage of Celebrities Without Permission for Palin’s New Show

Posted by: Bluedog89

CNN~Rapper LL Cool J appears to be upset with Sarah Palin and Fox News for using footage of a 2008 interview in its promotion for the former Alaska governor’s upcoming television special.

“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,” the musician Tweeted on Tuesday night.

A promotion for the show – called “Real American Stories: Hosted by Sarah Palin” – features an announcer saying, “They’re famous faces. Now hear the real story behind their incredible lives.” In addition to LL Cool J, country music star Toby Keith and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch are pictured.

LL Cool J wasn’t the only one surprised to see that he was part of Sarah Palin’s upcoming Fox News program, “Real American Stories.”

A representative for country star Toby Keith told CNN that she too was unaware that Fox News was using an old interview of Keith’s, conducted sometime in early 2009.

Toby Keith also unknowing participant in Palin's show.

“I had no idea Toby’s interview was going to air on Sarah Palin’s special. I found out after the press release went out and was contacted by a reporter asking about the show,” Keith’s publicist said. “It is an old interview….I was never contacted by Fox requesting permission. I still have not heard from Fox.”

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2 responses to “Fox Used Footage of Celebrities Without Permission for Palin’s New Show

  1. Great story BD :-), Greenwald is right, the real danger is the fact that the other media sources pick up Fox’s manufactured story lines

  2. What’s so stupid, and I could go on & on about the stupidity of a show w/Palin as host 🙂 ha ha, is that I thought that the point of the show was to showcase real people overcoming adversity; not to highlight celebrities.

    Guess they learned nothing from Oprah, whose made a fine living of featuring folks from all walks of life. Oops, that’s right, Oprah don’t play dat. lol 😉

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