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April 1, 2010

A NEW KIND OF MEDIA 'INTERVIEW'.... Josh Marshall noted last night, "It looks like Fox [News] has created the perfect interview show vehicle for Sarah Palin. An interview show based around her interviews with people she's never interviewed."

I thought he might be kidding. He wasn't.

Hours after LL Cool J complained that Fox News was recycling an old interview with him for a new program hosted by Sarah Palin, representatives for the country musician Toby Keith, who was also listed as a guest for the show, made a similar charge against the cable channel.

In a telephone interview on Wednesday, Elaine Schock, a publicist for Mr. Keith said: "I have no idea what interview they are using. Toby's talked to Fox a number of times, and I had no idea that this was going to be on Sarah Palin's special. Fox has never contacted me -- not now, not when they were putting this together, not at all. I have no idea what they're using."

It's almost farcical. Fox News announced that it would air a show called "Real American Stories" tonight, hosted by former half-term governor Sarah Palin. Promotional work for the program seems to have been deliberately misleading -- "several accounts" of the show "reported that Ms. Palin herself would be talking to the guests in the show."

A Fox News website, for example, said Palin "will kick off her new Fox News series with one of the most diverse guest lineups in memory.... The three very different guests will speak to Palin for her inaugural episode of 'American Stories ' on April 1st."

Except, they didn't "speak to Palin" at all. Fox News is taking old interview footage, and just repackaging it. Sarah Palin's guest list is made up of people who've never met Sarah Palin.

And at least two of those three guests aren't happy about it. LL Cool J said the network has "lifted an old interview" from 2008 and is "misrepresenting" his remarks. A spokesperson for Toby Keith said Fox News didn't even alert the country musician about Palin's show, or the fact that his previous remarks would be aired. Asked if Keith had ever spoken to the right-wing politician, his spokesperson said, "Absolutely not."

Is anyone really supposed to take Fox News seriously as a professional outlet? For that matter, if Palin is going to host an interview special, would it have killed the confused conservative to actually ... I don't know ... conduct an interview or two?

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Sarah Palin gets to play her own April Fool's joke on the Fox audience. Cool.

Posted by: freelunch on April 1, 2010 at 9:26 AM | PERMALINK

Maybe she could interview some real live American Christian terrorists for the next episode.


Posted by: eric on April 1, 2010 at 9:29 AM | PERMALINK

I was gonna say... Was this gonna be an April Fool's joke? It's not unheard of by a major commercial organization (I can't bring myself to call Fox "news").

Posted by: Chris on April 1, 2010 at 9:30 AM | PERMALINK

As much as many of us like to belittle the various news people who conduct these sorts of interviews, the truth is that doing it, and especially doing it well, requires both hard work and a particular skill set. It requires a kind of emotional intelligence and poise that, while not exactly rare on the level of say, the skillset to play in the NBA, is not that common either. I feel entirely confident that Sarah Palin possesses none of the qualities that would make it possible for her to do something like this.

Posted by: brent on April 1, 2010 at 9:30 AM | PERMALINK

Why are we talking about Sister Sarah. She is hopeless.

Posted by: Ron Byers on April 1, 2010 at 9:31 AM | PERMALINK

It's just the video version of the old records they used to ship to DJ's (may still in some form, I don't know) with the canned interviews. One side of the record would have the compete interview, the other side would have blanks for the DJ to ask the question. Obviously, much fun could be had by not asking the pre-arranged questions (which sounds like something Fox may want to look into).

Of course, entertainment shows on TV have also been doing this for years. I look forward to Palin MashUps on YouTube;>

Posted by: martin on April 1, 2010 at 9:31 AM | PERMALINK

its April 1.

it is bizarre that they would play a joke on interviewees they might want to ACTUALLY have on the show someday - but since when has anything associated with Palin actually made sense?

Posted by: cjdquest on April 1, 2010 at 9:31 AM | PERMALINK

Absolutely everything about Palin, the GOP, Fox 'News' and the tea-baggers is phony. There is no 'there there'. When I read that quote mocking those of us in the 'reality-based community' by someone who was going to 'create their own reality' as they went along I thought, surely, this person can't be serious. He was. There is absolutely no dealing with these people, we are the ones who need to create reality by pushing our agenda, these delusional morons be damned.

Posted by: BillFromPA on April 1, 2010 at 9:32 AM | PERMALINK

So how's that 'interview-y thing-y going, Sarah?

Posted by: Varecia on April 1, 2010 at 9:33 AM | PERMALINK

rotflmao...

Posted by: koreyel on April 1, 2010 at 9:34 AM | PERMALINK

Fox News is taking old interview footage, and just repacking it.

Well, it makes sense, doncha know? Sarah Palin herself is just a re-packaged George W. Bush.

Posted by: josef on April 1, 2010 at 9:35 AM | PERMALINK

As much as many of us like to belittle the various news people who conduct these sorts of interviews, the truth is that doing it, and especially doing it well, requires both hard work and a particular skill set.

That's exactly right. When someone's doing this poorly, we all see it. When it's done well, it appears effortless. It's not.

I feel entirely confident that Sarah Palin possesses none of the qualities that would make it possible for her to do something like this.

My guess is that they tried her out, promptly concluded she'd be a disaster, never ran the interview and moved to this plan B.

Posted by: shortstop on April 1, 2010 at 9:37 AM | PERMALINK

It's obvious that Sarah can't answer questions coherently, even with clues written on her palms. Why would anyone imagine she could ask questions coherently?

Posted by: Charles on April 1, 2010 at 9:37 AM | PERMALINK

I'm not tuning in until she interviews Ronald Reagan. . .

Posted by: DAY on April 1, 2010 at 9:37 AM | PERMALINK

I second that rotflmao. Today is not only April Fools, but also census day. I think the con-census is approved by the majority of folks here. Thanks for the chuckles and also the rational healthy insight that lowers my blood pressure.

Posted by: flyonthewall on April 1, 2010 at 9:38 AM | PERMALINK

Now, Steve, you're being to hard on Sarah. After all, those interviews COULD have happened, you know! This is the moral equivalent of shooting a pumpkin to prove" that the Clintons murdered Vince Foster..... "Coulda happened, therefore it DID happen, unless you can prove it didn't."

Posted by: eeyore on April 1, 2010 at 9:38 AM | PERMALINK

It's a new low for Governor Quitter: apparently, she quit the gig before she even started working on it!

Posted by: jvwalt on April 1, 2010 at 9:39 AM | PERMALINK

It doesn't speak well for Palin's judgment that she would even allow Fox to package her into such a cheesy show. Didn't she--or anyone advising her--realize how people would react to her show incorporating old footage as though it were new?

My guess is that Palin didn't care--she gets paid a lot of money and doesn't have to do much, and the show's producers have almost no costs to producing this show.

A very telling lack of concern for or awareness of quality and detail--why am I not surprised?

Posted by: DRF on April 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM | PERMALINK

"Is anyone really supposed to take Fox News seriously as a professional outlet?"

It's 2010. If you're still asking this question you need to move on.

Posted by: hortron on April 1, 2010 at 9:47 AM | PERMALINK

Kudos to all the cheery takes , despite the dreary subject . The bit I read last night from a Google reader was interesting , a threatening pose on Mr. LL Cool J's career . The Fox respondent agreed the offending "interview" was pulled , and then wished LL Cool J good luck on his fledgling career . The nice career you got here , wouldn't like to see anything bad happen to it , barely veiled malicious thuggery sort of thing .
Go Repeal Go !

Posted by: Prince Valiant on April 1, 2010 at 9:55 AM | PERMALINK

First of all, I wouldn't be surprised if this was supposed to be Fox News' idea of an April Fools' joke - recycling old interviews with people whose political views differ from Palin's, then chop 'em up to make it look like a: Palin conducted the interview and b: she made them look like fools with her keen intellect and neoconservative righteousness. If people believe it, great! If they're caught, then they can say "gotcha!" The face that they've yet to say April Fools' doesn't mean they won't, though I wouldn't bet money either way, because Fox is also douchey enough to do something like this any other day of the year, too.

Nonetheless, it's not uncommon for news programs to do what Palin is doing, though it's rare for someone as high-profile as Palin to do it, and to celebrities who have nothing immediate to push. Someone else mentioned the old canned-interviews on album with breaks on the vinyl for DJs to ask a question. More common nowdays is Electronic Press Kits - EPKs - that are used mainly by studios releasing a new movie or series (though music and print uses them to a degree, too). Typically a movie's EPK will have the trailer, some commercials or clips of scenes, behind-the-scenes making-of footage ("b-roll") and interviews with the principal cast, and maybe the director, producer and/or writer. Sometimes, there will even be a completely-produced short "making of" program on the kit, consisting of little bits of everything else available on the kit. In smaller markets, the local news' will have their entertainment reporter say something like "We asked Nicolas Cage what it's like to be reuinted with legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer" and they cut to a piece on the EPK where Nicolas Cage was, indeed, asked that question, but not by THAT reporter.

I don't apprciate the dishonesty, but as far as media lies go, it's fairly benign, and the only time people complain is if someone's words are taken out of context. Unless of course, it's approved ahead of time, like the interviews Al Yankovic would chop up for his MTV specials way back when (even then, the starts whose interviews were used still often feigned outrage for the sake of "street cred"). Which is why I suspect that was the plan with Palin, but Fox being Fox, they didn't think to get permission to alter the context (or maybe they get clearances that make that sort of permission unnecessary).

I won't be watching, but will be interested to see if anything is indeed taken out of context.

Posted by: slappy magoo on April 1, 2010 at 9:55 AM | PERMALINK

I guess she assumed that if Katie can do it so can I

Posted by: John R on April 1, 2010 at 9:58 AM | PERMALINK

The question is whether Palin is merely hosting a collection of interviews, or if they are splicing her in. If it's the former, FOX is guilty of overhyping it's promotion - which would be of no surprise to anyone. If it's the latter - it's a cynical charade beyond even FOXNews' rock bottom standards.

Posted by: JoeW on April 1, 2010 at 10:01 AM | PERMALINK

It sounds like they want to avoid embarrassing her. But more and more people are going to complain about their taking old interviews and using them, so they're going to have to cut that out, probably pretty soon before it becomes a major issue.

I see no reason why Sarah Palin couldn't conduct interviews. She a former weather-girl after all and is skilled at reading from a script while appearing and sounding "genuine" even if she hasn't a clue what she's saying even means.

That, after all, is why her speech at the RNC was considered so "good!"

She doesn't have to be as quick thinking as Letterman or Jay Leno to be able to interview people -- she can just stick to the script they give her.

Will her interviews be stilted? Sure, but what difference does that make? There are LOTS of former weather-girls out there doing interviews, even if none are as high profile as Sarah. And it doesn't have to be live. They can edit out the interview to eliminate all those "problem moments" where she comes off like a total moron.

Posted by: Cugel on April 1, 2010 at 10:05 AM | PERMALINK

Is anyone really supposed to take Fox News seriously as a professional outlet?

No. Since its first day on-air when it began fouling up the airwaves with anti-Clinton propaganda, Fox has never been a professional outlet. A classroom full of unruly kindergartners is more professional.

Posted by: electrolite on April 1, 2010 at 10:06 AM | PERMALINK

There are a number of insurmountable problems with Palin actually interviewing another person:
…..she has no interest in talking about anyone else, unless it is derogatory. The questions would be “what do you think about me”, “do you want to see some fancy pageant walking”, “is there anything in my teeth’.

She’s a mean spirited mental midget and proud of it

She’d want a LOT more money if she actually had to actually interview someone, especially that “fledging actor” LL Cool J.

The disparity between Fox’s response to LL Cool J (snarky) and the response to Toby Keith (not much) says it all.

Posted by: Diane Rodriguez on April 1, 2010 at 10:06 AM | PERMALINK

In answer to the last question--would it have killed the Confused Conservative? Yes.

Next up from Fox Newsertainment:The Pride of Wasilla as...Zelig! With a bit of cgi and photoshopping magic, Miz P. will take over the role created by Woody Allen, allowing herself to be inserted in those historical moments when an off-the-cuff, wisecracking maverick voice would have been sooooo welcome, such as Black Friday, FDR's fireside chats, Pearl Harbor, the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and, of course, the Nuremburg trials!

Posted by: docdave on April 1, 2010 at 10:12 AM | PERMALINK

All I can think of is The Simpson's and the gummi Venus de Milo.

Posted by: doubtful on April 1, 2010 at 10:13 AM | PERMALINK

Calling Mr. Jaws!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CexWaeZnHvk

Posted by: Prudence Goodwife on April 1, 2010 at 10:28 AM | PERMALINK

Why are we talking about Sister Sarah. She is hopeless.

Palin's the Wasilla village idiot, but she's also one of the designated right-wing spokesmen of the Beltway media. Like Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Michelle Bachmann, and Liz Cheney, she will continue to get major television time far beyond her wit and influence until the networks find someone else to replace her.

Remember, it doesn't take any actual talent or integrity to be a political spokesman on the networks. You just have to look good on screen, make the Villagers feel comfortable, and, if possible, have some followers to add to their ratings.

Posted by: Midland on April 1, 2010 at 10:32 AM | PERMALINK

Brent nailed it. Your last question: It requires TALENT and INTELLIGENCE to do good interviews.

Next.

Posted by: bigtuna on April 1, 2010 at 10:41 AM | PERMALINK

The more I think about this, it's truly scary. Poor Sarah is too dim-witted and clue-free to actually, you know, INTERVIEW people. So they may be slicing-and-dicing footage and inserting her questions to make it look like she's interviewing someone when she's not.

If she can't do an interview with Toby Keith, who in their right minds would want her actually meeting with and negotiating with world leaders?

Posted by: Eeyore on April 1, 2010 at 10:43 AM | PERMALINK

Fox News announced that it would air a show called "Real American Stories" tonight, hosted by former [strike] half-term [/strike] half-wit governor Sarah Palin.


Fixed it for you.

Posted by: G.Kerby on April 1, 2010 at 10:44 AM | PERMALINK

Palin's life is one big shortcut.

Posted by: Beffie on April 1, 2010 at 10:45 AM | PERMALINK

I agree with Diane. Beyond the farcical and fictitious promotion, Fox's petty, defensive and mean spirited response to L.L. is just insane - what babies. And the disparity between their response to L.L. and Toby Keith is telling and predictable. What did L.L. do in his initial questioning of this promotion to elicit the response he got?

Posted by: GL on April 1, 2010 at 10:45 AM | PERMALINK

"who in their right minds would want her actually meeting with and negotiating with world leaders? "-Eeyore.

Nobody in "their right minds," but a record number of voters in 2008 did. . .

Posted by: DAY on April 1, 2010 at 10:49 AM | PERMALINK

What I'm curious about is how Fox thought they were going to be able to massage the production values to convince viewers that Palin was actually in the same physical space as her supposed interviewees. Were they planning on replicating everything down to the carpeting and wall paneling and potted plants that would appear behind LL Cool J or Toby Keith? Or are the people at Fox so stupid as to think that showing Sarah in a studio space with blue walls would pass by unnoticed when Keith was in a room with gray walls? Or is Fox simply recognizing that their viewership resides in Dumbfuckistan and will have so many stars in its eyes from gazing at Sarah to not notice anything inconsistent?

Posted by: bluestatedon on April 1, 2010 at 10:56 AM | PERMALINK

Palin seems to be everywhere these days, spreading her minimal talents and intelligence even more thinly over the landscape. Who's watching her kids?

Posted by: qwerty on April 1, 2010 at 10:58 AM | PERMALINK

April Fools Day? Sarah Palin? Yes, we all get it.

Posted by: Marko on April 1, 2010 at 11:03 AM | PERMALINK

Sarah Palin herself is just a re-packaged George W. Bush.

But without the gravitas and dignity.

Posted by: g on April 1, 2010 at 11:06 AM | PERMALINK

The whole thing reminds me of an "interview" I "conducted in my dopey youth as a DJ on college radio. Back when we had to use tapes and carts to record stuff. I recorded myself...talking...slowly...in...falsetto...and I changed the speed, laid it to a cart so the tape would automatically stop at the end of every sentence, and boom, I was interviewing Theodore Chipmunk, after quitting Alvin & The Chipmunks and writing a tell-all book about Alvin's drug habit and Machiavellian leadership style. By the end of the interview, I asked enough probing questions that "Theodore" eventually broke down, stripped his clothes off to reveal he was wearing Wonder Woman Underoos and was curled up in the fetal position singing "I Don't Like Mondays" while I insured my listeners (both of them) that I'd get the situation under control, meanwhile here's The Cure with Pictures of You.

I would add, however that unlike Sarah Palin, I didn't take anything out of context :)

Posted by: slappy magoo on April 1, 2010 at 11:12 AM | PERMALINK

At least, she may be able to give us a more "fair and balanced" view of anything Alaskan which is not normally covered by the media. Therefore, I am awaiting her interviews with Wiley Post and Will Rogers on their tour of Alaska.

Posted by: berttheclock on April 1, 2010 at 11:27 AM | PERMALINK

"But, without the gravitas and dignity."

Yeah, George W would have been ever so hot in black leather.

Posted by: berttheclock on April 1, 2010 at 11:29 AM | PERMALINK

This is how Adult Swim got started on Cartoon Network. The master corporation owned some old Space Ghost cartoons and some old interviews of people, so they patched them together so it looked like Space Ghost was interviewing them. They did it because they were cheap. It think it's cool that Fox is imitating Adult Swim, even if they're doing it because they're frauds instead of cheap.

Posted by: CDRealist on April 1, 2010 at 11:35 AM | PERMALINK

But -- but -- splicing in archival footage works just fine for coverage of Tea Party rallies, doesn't it? Unless some spoilsport like Jon Stewart blows the whistle. But should Fox change its SOP just because they got busted once?

Posted by: T-Rex on April 1, 2010 at 11:42 AM | PERMALINK

MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT.

Posted by: Cazart on April 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM | PERMALINK

Take interviews that happened long ago and present them as if they're current?

Why not?

It worked for Health Care Reform protest footage.

Fox is going to save some major cash.
Maybe they can bid on the 2012 Olympics and show footage from Beijing?

Posted by: toowearyforoutrage on April 1, 2010 at 12:09 PM | PERMALINK

"Or is Fox simply recognizing that their viewership resides in Dumbfuckistan and will have so many stars in its eyes from gazing at Sarah to not notice anything inconsistent?"
Posted by: bluestatedon

As long as Sarah "Dubya" Palin looks in the camera and winks, guys will sit up straighter knowing she was winking at them and won't see or hear a thing that is on the show other than her.

Posted by: Schtick on April 1, 2010 at 12:20 PM | PERMALINK

if you're on twitter, check out the hash mark #nextpalinguest, it's hilarious.

Posted by: skippy on April 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM | PERMALINK

Sarah Palin herself is just a re-packaged George W. Bush.

Never thought I'd say this, but that's just a terrible insult to little Georgie Bush.

Posted by: TCinLA on April 1, 2010 at 12:26 PM | PERMALINK

oh, and...release the kraken!!

Posted by: skippy on April 1, 2010 at 12:26 PM | PERMALINK

It think it's cool that Fox is imitating Adult Swim,

Now THAT would be cool. Sister Sarah could interview Space Ghost. Would she be Brack or Zorack?

Posted by: g on April 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM | PERMALINK

Imagine that: A FAUX network, with a FAUX host, on a FUAX show, doing FAUX interviews.

By the way---did I mention the word FAUX?

At least they're consistent....

Posted by: S. Waybright on April 1, 2010 at 12:35 PM | PERMALINK

I'm afraid that Steve is misinterpreting Fox News' web site. The guests will "speak to" Palin in a metaphorical sense. Much like Barack's campaign spoke to my yearning for change, the guests' stories will clearly touch her deeply.

Obviously this is a simple case of poor reading comprehension, not deception on Fox's behalf...

/snark

Posted by: jmg on April 1, 2010 at 12:53 PM | PERMALINK

As stupid as this looks, don't think fox is that dumb. There are probably way too many people who watch FOX as their only news source. Those people will never know the farce this show is.

Posted by: John on April 1, 2010 at 12:58 PM | PERMALINK

"So how's that 'interview-y thing-y going, Sarah?

Thank you Varecia! You've said it all and what a hoot is is.

Posted by: CDW on April 1, 2010 at 1:07 PM | PERMALINK

Surely there is a case to be made that Fox should have no air broadcast rights, since those frequencies belong to us and they serve no public good?

Posted by: bob h on April 1, 2010 at 2:41 PM | PERMALINK

Splicing old footage into skits is a time-honoured comedic device. This leads me to wonder ... Is Fox really just a parody channel? Go with it for a minute ... many on the right think that Colbert is really a rightwing nutcase. Maybe Beck et al are just better at the shtick than Colbert is ! After all, this is the conglomerate that gives us The Simpsons and Family Guy too !

Why has it taken so long for me to SEE this ???

Posted by: G.Kerby on April 1, 2010 at 3:08 PM | PERMALINK

Isn't it always April Fool's Day on Fox News?

Posted by: AlisonS on April 1, 2010 at 3:24 PM | PERMALINK

Maybe she's just going to "top and tail" a bunch of old interviews and say things like, "Wow, what a Great American", and "You betcha" and all that other crap she spews out.

That said, her demolition of John McCain the other day indicates some hidden talent . . . Jon Stewrt mentioned a "roast", and maybe she's a potential female Don Rickles?

Posted by: Squeaky McCrinkle on April 1, 2010 at 4:02 PM | PERMALINK

Pity poor Fox news. This is what happens when you hire someone who is clearly a "marketable talent" only to dump her onto programming execs who are supposed to deal with the fact that she actually has nothing which could pass for demonstrable talent. (And that's on a network which clearly hasn't set the talent bar very high.)

Posted by: kerdog on April 2, 2010 at 11:06 PM | PERMALINK

Q. What's to prevent Fox News from declaring that Sarah Palin has been elected president in a special constitutional convention and build her a set that looks like the White House and have her announce things and sign bills like the repeal of health legislation ... ?

A. Nothing.

Posted by: eyeballs on April 2, 2010 at 11:19 PM | PERMALINK

I don't see why Fox didn't get really creative and get her to interview some of the great people in history such as Charles de Gaulle or Albert Einstein let's say. I mean, if she's going to interview people she's never met, why would you get Toby Keith for instance?

Posted by: Guscat on April 3, 2010 at 1:53 AM | PERMALINK

I suspect that in building the show they did some trial interviews with Palin and test guests and found it was disastrous, much like attempts to prepare her for the VP debates in 2008 were reported as "disastrous."

She has no ability to form questions or do research. Her only proven ability is to deliver one-liners written for her.

Posted by: robcat2075 on April 3, 2010 at 3:19 AM | PERMALINK

Sarah's too dumb to be conducting interviews, this is the only way they could make it work.

Posted by: SteinL on April 3, 2010 at 3:55 AM | PERMALINK

Shouldn't she be busy working to repeal the "death panels"?

Posted by: namewithheld on April 3, 2010 at 8:14 AM | PERMALINK

Hey Sarah!
You just can't fake REAl ......the camera just never lie.

Posted by: Linda on April 3, 2010 at 9:01 AM | PERMALINK

The University of Idaho Sports Broadcasting Department (Moscow) must be so proud one of their alumnae made it to the big time.

Maybe Moscow, Idaho is where Sarah "The Christian Barracuda" Heath learned so much about US-Russian relations. Ya think?

Posted by: pj in jesusland on April 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM | PERMALINK

This is just awesome. Palin gets the cred for doing interviews that she isn't actually doing. She makes a bazillion dollars, and Fox gets to trade on her name, without enduring the shame that would result from her actually doing the interviews. Win/win for everyone!

Posted by: pinko on April 3, 2010 at 12:50 PM | PERMALINK

"Sarah Palin herself is just a re-packaged George W. Bush.

But without the gravitas and dignity."

Or the speaking ability.

Posted by: Sarah Barracuda on April 3, 2010 at 1:41 PM | PERMALINK

Her next "show" should feature her interviewing Richard Cloward to explain how Obama will bring Capitalism to it's knees and bring in a spiritual Medium to assist her.

Posted by: glblank on April 3, 2010 at 3:01 PM | PERMALINK

The WaPo said it best: Palin's show "turned out to be like one of those shows that's on when nothing's on and yet there is air to fill -- like infotainment you sometimes see on empty channels in hotel rooms...". And it went downhill from there.

But, that won't take her out of the running for becoming next cycle's Republican Presidential Spokesmodel, I'm guessing.

Posted by: eztempo on April 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM | PERMALINK

*sigh*

A serious question for Palin supporters--how is America supposed to take this woman seriously when the CONSERVATIVES who guide and direct her career don't even take her seriously?

McCain wouldn't even let her give interviews at the end-nor did she do even ONE press conference, unheard of for a VP candidate. Now Fox News gives her an "interview" show but doesn't trust her to actually interview anyone.

Amazing.

Posted by: MARIBELLE on April 3, 2010 at 7:14 PM | PERMALINK

Brent, that was a great comment. It made me LMAO.

Posted by: empi on April 3, 2010 at 7:54 PM | PERMALINK

It's the "new transparency."

Posted by: Wishfixer on April 4, 2010 at 8:43 AM | PERMALINK

Palin should do a prison interview with the guy that just got life for killing the abortion doctor. She could interview Hannity about his so-called charity work for military service families. She should interview Joe the Plumber and the guy that did or did not spit on the black Congressman. What about doing an inteview with the Kenyan who runs the birth certificate office and ask how come he can't find Obama's birth certificate.

Posted by: Rich on April 4, 2010 at 11:46 AM | PERMALINK

Of course, the concept of a show called "Real American Stories" -- with or without Sarah Palin really or really not conducting the interviews -- is laughably smarmy even for Fox. What would one expect from a news channel, "fake" American stories?

Actually, considering its FNC, at least it would be truth in packaging.

Posted by: MoCrash on April 4, 2010 at 7:12 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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