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Now Toby Keith Isnít Sure About His Part In The Sarah Palin Special
Mediaite.com ^ | 03/31/10 | Steve Krakauer

Posted on 03/31/2010 5:05:34 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

Sarah Palin’s Real American Stories special premiering tomorrow night is continuing to draw controversy today (also, we got a sneak peek of the show).

First it was LL Cool J, and now representatives for Toby Keith are speaking out about their surprise regarding the country star’s inclusion in the show.

According to HitFix:

Keith, who says he’s a registered Democrat, was not told about the usage of a past interview for Palin’s program. “We were never contacted by Fox,” his rep tells Hitfix.”I have no idea what interview it’s taken from.They’re promoting this like it’s a brand new interview. He never sat down with Sarah Palin."

Well we knew he wasn’t interviewed by Palin, but he is a significant part of the special – and more so than LL Cool J (and Jack Welch). His story is narrated by Palin.

But Fox tells us they did contact several members of Keith’s team to make them aware that he would be part of the program, including Elaine Schock, his publicist, who spoke with a Fox News producer, and the USO, where his manager is on the board. An insider tells us Welch wasn’t contacted either – and as far as we know, is happy with his part in the show.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: fnc; foxnews; palin; special; tobykeith
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It's amateur hour at Fox News. This would seem like a straight-forward deal. Apparently not. How could you not have this ironed out before you started airing promos?
1 posted on 03/31/2010 5:05:34 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

You’re assuming there aren’t liberals at Fox who wish to undermine Palin and conservatives. They couldn’t possibly be this stupid


2 posted on 03/31/2010 5:09:58 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: OldDeckHand

This is one of the weirdest stories I have ever read. You are right, how could the network not have this all straightened out before hand? Also, I am not sure this is the direction Sarah Palin should be going in. Celebrity stories are ok for MTV or the Lifetime channel, but an interview with Toby Keith or worse L.L.Cool J does not give her any credibility as a serious contender for political office. Skip the interviews, Sarah, and find another niche to grow with.


3 posted on 03/31/2010 5:12:34 PM PDT by sueuprising
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To: OldDeckHand

Palin has dropped a lot of goody points when she campaigns for McCain.....I dont care what happens to her anymore.


4 posted on 03/31/2010 5:12:35 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: over3Owithabrain

good point....the RNC/GOP hates her


5 posted on 03/31/2010 5:13:47 PM PDT by rrrod
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To: over3Owithabrain
Good point.

More fodder for the left..oh well. Palin would do well to wash her hands of most of the people she's had political/media contact with for the past couple of years, IMHO.

6 posted on 03/31/2010 5:14:06 PM PDT by sweet_diane (Yes, I went from having zero grandchildren to three, since January 2010! Ages 2, 9 months &7 days)
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To: OldDeckHand

Keith always prefaces his support for the war by stating he’s a democrat. Cant trust someone who has to justify themselves.


7 posted on 03/31/2010 5:14:13 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: OldDeckHand

This sounds a lot like what happened to her when McCain’s handlers were running things. Every day was another damaging leak. Now its Fox. What gives?


8 posted on 03/31/2010 5:15:29 PM PDT by marron
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To: Raider Sam
I agree!

I am an American first before I am anything.

My country comes first. Maybe Toby should read a little from the Founding Fathers.

9 posted on 03/31/2010 5:16:19 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: OldDeckHand
I don't blame Palin for this. All she's doing are the voice intros. I blame FOX for a silly idea to garner ratings- and piss of those who were interviewed under different circumstances.

That said, Toby, if you don't like it, your piece can be scrubbed as well. There are thousands of real American stories out there that would love to have their stories told, even with Sarah doing the intro.

Oh, and by the way, I'm pretty sure whenever a network does an interview, the subject signs a form stating it can be used in an form the network deems fit.

10 posted on 03/31/2010 5:17:24 PM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: OldDeckHand

IMO this was a setup from the start probably McAmnasty has his lettice hands involved in this. McAmnasty is using her and when he looses to JD, he will unleash the wife and the fat daughter on her like never before...

Pray for Sarah and her family.


11 posted on 03/31/2010 5:18:26 PM PDT by VastRWCon
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To: VastRWCon

A setup? Whatever - more like Fox is run by a bunch of interns.


12 posted on 03/31/2010 5:27:25 PM PDT by stormer
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To: OldDeckHand

C’mon. It’s just like “Superfly Meets Shaft”.


13 posted on 03/31/2010 5:31:27 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: OldDeckHand

On the contrary, dems are so afraid to be connected to FNC in any way at all. Their livelihood is threatened.


14 posted on 03/31/2010 5:33:31 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Raider Sam

Keith didn’t have any problems getting lots of publicity appearing with Sean Hannity.

He’s a fraud.


15 posted on 03/31/2010 5:35:06 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Raider Sam

Yep, he is a weenie...after his Hollywood lib friends fried him for that song, he has been claiming to be a Dem.

What an embarrassment he was.

Not sure why he was on Sarah’s program anyway.

Why would she put Dems on and pretend like they are “real Americans”????????


16 posted on 03/31/2010 5:41:12 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Carley
When did TK ever show up a one of Hannity’s show? You must be thinking of someone else, he's never been on one of the shows.
17 posted on 03/31/2010 5:41:16 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 162)
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To: sueuprising

She did not do any interview with the celebrities, it was stock film from months ago.....


18 posted on 03/31/2010 5:43:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: OldDeckHand

No excuses for FOX. There are many wonderful American stories to tell. Instead they pick a coward ex rapper and a fat fool country communist that serves freaking beer to his horses. Whata joke.

Come on FOX we see all kinds of great Americans on FOX, why was it so hard to find a few real American stories involving real people who are not cowards?

FOX, man up. Palin is a nice person and deserves better than this.


19 posted on 03/31/2010 5:44:24 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Recon Dad

Toby Keith sings at the Freedom Concerts.


20 posted on 03/31/2010 5:44:57 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Carley

Big deal. He supports commies.


21 posted on 03/31/2010 5:45:38 PM PDT by dforest
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To: rintense; OldDeckHand

You are talking to a person there doesn’t necessarily like Palin...rintense, no doubt this is a backhanded slap at her


22 posted on 03/31/2010 5:45:39 PM PDT by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: OldDeckHand

All of this is just posturing.

Both were well aware of what was going down, but are scared of rejection by the ‘inclusive’ liberal entertainment industry.
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23 posted on 03/31/2010 5:48:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Toby is an idiot and smokes too much pot with Willie.


24 posted on 03/31/2010 5:48:48 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: OldDeckHand

As silly as it was of FOX to use old footage for a program like this I really don’t blame them or Sarah Palin. Frankly I think Toby Keith and LL Cool J need to stop being drama queens and get a grip.


25 posted on 03/31/2010 5:49:19 PM PDT by redk
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To: redk

Agreed. The two wussies are afraid if a tape of them appears in the same hour as Palin their liberal buddies won’t like them anymore.


26 posted on 03/31/2010 5:50:57 PM PDT by John W
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To: roses of sharon

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“Why would she put Dems on and pretend like they are “real Americans”????????”

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To corral more Democrat voters into the real world.

She will be getting some of their votes you know.
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27 posted on 03/31/2010 5:52:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: roses of sharon

I really doubt Palin picked who was going to be on the show.

FOX takes credit for that. Not wise.


28 posted on 03/31/2010 5:54:53 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

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“Come on FOX we see all kinds of great Americans on FOX, why was it so hard to find a few real American stories involving real people who are not cowards?”

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What is going on here is an attempt to make Dem voters feel more comfortable voting for a Republican.
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29 posted on 03/31/2010 5:55:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Not going to happen at all. Either they renounce communism and vote it out. Or they vote for it.

All that is going on here is a travesty. Palin only looked to be a narrator here.


30 posted on 03/31/2010 5:58:55 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy
"I really doubt Palin picked who was going to be on the show."

OK, you lost me. Why would someone, anyone agree to host a show, but let someone else have editorial content? You don't think Palin asked for and receive editorial control? And if not, why not?

Doesn't Oprah or Barbara Walters, or Sean Hannity & Mike Huckabee for that matter, have final approval with respect to guests and editorial content? Why would it be any different for Sarah Palin?

31 posted on 03/31/2010 5:59:32 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: John W
Yep, you can bet these dipsticks wouldn't be saying a word if Huckabee or Newt Gingrich was hosting the show. I love that she is capable of making grown men soil themselves.
32 posted on 03/31/2010 5:59:54 PM PDT by redk
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To: indylindy

You’re getting slow on the uptake.

This kind of stuff has gone on for ages.


33 posted on 03/31/2010 6:01:13 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: rrrod

Palin’s going downhill. Fast. First McCain and now a big fat WTF!


34 posted on 03/31/2010 6:01:50 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: OldDeckHand

I might believe that if all the guests were live. I am not seeing that. She probably agreed to be a host for past interviews.

She needs to dump this stuff and focus on the people who will vote for her. All this stuff does is create a circus.

Who gives a rats ass about Toby Keith or LL Cool J anyway?

I don’t consider these two characters great American stories.


35 posted on 03/31/2010 6:04:57 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Carley
Keith didn’t have any problems getting lots of publicity appearing with Sean Hannity. He’s a fraud.

Good point. Touché. And gives me some insight as to why I'm not personally the biggest Hannity fan. He's an "enabler" here -- a little "Oprah" lingo there for you.

36 posted on 03/31/2010 6:05:03 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I am tired of your pathetic insults. You are a fool. Get a life.

Your uptake has had a plug in it for quite awhile.


37 posted on 03/31/2010 6:06:46 PM PDT by dforest
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To: OldDeckHand
It's a real mess. The producers have screwed up bigtime, obviously didn't prepare enough in advance.

Furor Grows Over Celebrity Appearances on Palin Show

38 posted on 03/31/2010 6:08:48 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Depose the Queen: support the conservative congressional candidate(s) of your choice.)
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To: rrrod

Sarah Palin simply had to campaign for McCain, as did Scott Brown.

Please....it is politics for crying out loud.


39 posted on 03/31/2010 6:11:54 PM PDT by Radix (What happened in Massachusetts, is going to be times 10 in a few months.)
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To: OldDeckHand

WHO is this toby keith whom you speak of??? Did his 15 minutes pass already???


40 posted on 03/31/2010 6:13:28 PM PDT by Chong (How's that HopEy, changEy, (thingEy) stuff working out for ya?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Keith didn’t bother me until he did “I want to talk about me”, a very effeminate song that no real man would want to be associated with. Is he gay?

I agree that this Palin Special puts her on the Barbara Walters track rather than the serious political leadership track. Let’s watch the show before reaching final conclusions.


41 posted on 03/31/2010 6:20:01 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: OldDeckHand

LL Cool J, I’m done watching you on NCIS. How do you like that. Your nobody.


42 posted on 03/31/2010 6:28:34 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: VastRWCon

“IMO this was a setup from the start probably McAmnasty has his lettice hands involved in this. McAmnasty is using her and when he looses to JD, he will unleash the wife and the fat daughter on her like never before...

Pray for Sarah and her family.”

I don’t know much about this Fox mess, but as far as the rest of your statement, you very well could be right. McCain plays dirty politics, as dirty as they get. Who knows who he and his henchmen have bribed, threatened or pressured.

He’s even happy to turn on Ronald Reagan to get what he wants.

He actually said this just a few days ago:

“President Reagan granted amnesty to two million people and that was wrong,” McCain said.

http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=79030

People may be ‘supporting’ McCain, but I’d bet none of them ‘like’ him.


43 posted on 03/31/2010 6:31:38 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: sueuprising

I dont think Palin wants to be in office again..not unless she is handed it on a platter. And I think she is right ,she can do a lot more right where she is


44 posted on 03/31/2010 6:32:41 PM PDT by woofie
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To: editor-surveyor

No need for a real American like Sarah to suck up to celeb Dems, they will just spit on her in return.

As these two guys did here, publicly to embarrass her.

This is war.


45 posted on 03/31/2010 6:34:58 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Carley
What year was that? I've looked back through 2007 and find no where Keith ever participated. He's a liberal.

Please correct me, thanks.

46 posted on 03/31/2010 6:40:15 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 162)
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To: rrrod

You were never a fan nor friend. But that’s ok.


47 posted on 03/31/2010 6:40:25 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it is still on my list.)
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To: Recon Dad

Did Keith and Hannity sing The Devil Down in Georgia or some such song......together?


48 posted on 03/31/2010 7:16:18 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: OldDeckHand
why, would they want a professed RAT to begin with???
49 posted on 03/31/2010 7:35:38 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: indylindy

I guess that everything is an insult to someone with your agenda.

I’ll take my life over your fears any day.


50 posted on 03/31/2010 7:49:26 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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