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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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