Fox doesn't love Cool James

So Sarah Palin has this show on Fox coming up called Real American Stories, which, according to this article, is about "people who have overcome adversity" and the guests include(d):
Among the success stories Palin plans to highlight are those of country music star Toby Keith, former GE Chairman Jack Welch, and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. LL Cool J (birth name James Todd Smith) was also included in the roster ...
They even put out a promo video showing LL Cool J's interview.

Problem was, well, as LL Cool J tweeted:
"Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW"
Fox, classy as always, responded with:
"Real American Stories features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith's interview fit 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."
Yes, that's it. LL Cool J doesn't want to be associated with inspiration. You got him there!

And, as NPR wryly added in its article:
And as for his "fledgling acting career," the CBS-TV show he stars in -- NCIS Los Angeles -- is only one of the most watched programs on TV, and a big hit for the network, you sanctimonious disingenuous asshats.
Well, ok, NPR did not actually say the "you sanctimonious disingenuous asshats" bit (that was a slight embellishment on my part) but they totally should have.

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