This isn’t a political thing. It’s an entertainment thing, though it does involve that ridiculous person, Sarah Palin.
In short, ads and the Web page for an episode of her talk show made it appear as though rapper LL Cool J was a participant. But really, the show had grabbed an interview LL Cool J had done a couple of years ago for a different show (or whatever).
They were planning to use that other interview in Palin’s show, without LL Cool J’s permission. I don’t know whether they asked his permission or not, but they certainly never got it.
So, after he complained publicly, Fox is dropping him from the show. Rather than apologize for bad behavior, they put out the following statement:
”’Real American Stories’ features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith’s interview fits 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.”
As I say: Pissy. “Let’s not mention that we never should have had him featured in the first place. Instead, let’s make him out to be a bad person.”
I do not like this.