Skip to comments.Now Toby Keith Isnít Sure About His Part In The Sarah Palin Special
Posted on 03/31/2010 5:05:34 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
Sarah Palins 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 stars inclusion in the show.
According to HitFix:
Keith, who says hes a registered Democrat, was not told about the usage of a past interview for Palins program. We were never contacted by Fox, his rep tells Hitfix.I have no idea what interview its taken from.Theyre promoting this like its a brand new interview. He never sat down with Sarah Palin."
Well we knew he wasnt 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 Keiths 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 wasnt contacted either and as far as we know, is happy with his part in the show.
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You’re assuming there aren’t liberals at Fox who wish to undermine Palin and conservatives. They couldn’t possibly be this stupid
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.
Palin has dropped a lot of goody points when she campaigns for McCain.....I dont care what happens to her anymore.
good point....the RNC/GOP hates her
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.
Keith always prefaces his support for the war by stating he’s a democrat. Cant trust someone who has to justify themselves.
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?
I am an American first before I am anything.
My country comes first. Maybe Toby should read a little from the Founding Fathers.
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.
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.
A setup? Whatever - more like Fox is run by a bunch of interns.
C’mon. It’s just like “Superfly Meets Shaft”.
On the contrary, dems are so afraid to be connected to FNC in any way at all. Their livelihood is threatened.
Keith didn’t have any problems getting lots of publicity appearing with Sean Hannity.
He’s a fraud.
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”????????
She did not do any interview with the celebrities, it was stock film from months ago.....
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.
Toby Keith sings at the Freedom Concerts.
Big deal. He supports commies.
You are talking to a person there doesn’t necessarily like Palin...rintense, no doubt this is a backhanded slap at her
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.
Toby is an idiot and smokes too much pot with Willie.
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.
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.
“Why would she put Dems on and pretend like they are real Americans????????”
To corral more Democrat voters into the real world.
She will be getting some of their votes you know.
I really doubt Palin picked who was going to be on the show.
FOX takes credit for that. Not wise.
“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?”
What is going on here is an attempt to make Dem voters feel more comfortable voting for a Republican.
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.
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?
You’re getting slow on the uptake.
This kind of stuff has gone on for ages.
Palin’s going downhill. Fast. First McCain and now a big fat WTF!
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Palin simply had to campaign for McCain, as did Scott Brown.
Please....it is politics for crying out loud.
WHO is this toby keith whom you speak of??? Did his 15 minutes pass already???
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.
LL Cool J, I’m done watching you on NCIS. How do you like that. Your nobody.
“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.
People may be ‘supporting’ McCain, but I’d bet none of them ‘like’ him.
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
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.
Please correct me, thanks.
You were never a fan nor friend. But that’s ok.
Did Keith and Hannity sing The Devil Down in Georgia or some such song......together?
I guess that everything is an insult to someone with your agenda.
I’ll take my life over your fears any day.
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