FoxNews versus LL Cool J
Let me start out with saying this is not about politics. 🙂
Basically, the story goes that FoxNews was going to take an interview that LL Cool J did with one person, and re-cut it into a new show (Real American Stories with Sarah Palin)…according to the actor/rapper, without his permission.
Now, that kind of thing happens all the time. I’ve seen clips from the same interview with different experts used in several different documentaries. It depends on how you sign the release, of course.
The amazing part, from The Measured Circle’s point of view, is what is alleged to be a statement from FoxNews on the situation.
TVNewser says in this
that a FoxNews person told them (in part):
“…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.”
Fledgling acting career?
Hey, as far as geeks are concerned, he’s been soaring for years.
Ten years ago, he starred (with Samuel Jackson, no less) in Renny Harlin’s super-intelligent shark thriller, Deep Blue Sea.
He was in the remake of Rollerball…eight years ago.
His current TV series (not his first), NCIS: Los Angeles, was a top ten ranked show last year.
Does that sound “fledgling” to you?
I haven’t seen any verification that Fox said this, but if they did…well, let’s just say I wouldn’t agree with that assessment. 🙂
This post originally appeared in The Measured Circle blog.