(CNN) – The big question surrounding Sarah Palin's appearance on "Dancing with the Stars" has been answered.
The former Alaska governor was in fact not booed on the ABC program.
Following a string of media reports questioning whether the studio audience gave Palin a frosty welcome when she was introduced, ABC released raw footage showing the boos were in fact directed toward judges who had - moments earlier - given contestants Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey an "8" for what the crowd believed was a better performance.
The speculation was spawned when, during the show's original airing, off-camera boos were clearly audible immediately before host Tom Bergeron began his interview with Palin. The former GOP vice presidential nominee was in the crowd to watch daughter Bristol compete.
"There's booing in the ballroom. We don't know why," Burke said then. Grey then asked, "Why is there booing?" before the camera cut to Palin and Bergeron.
Bergeron himself told ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Monday the boos were prompted by scores for Grey's performance and not Palin's presence. "They felt that Jennifer got screwed, that she should've gotten nines," he explained.
Who cares? This is not political news or any type of news for that matter. This woman is a moron and if she had been booed she would have deserved it. She is the most disrespectful and vindictive person and runs her mouth constantly and CNN publishes every word that comes out of her hateful mouth. She should stay home and take care of her special needs child. She only mentions him or brings him out for an appearance when she needs more publicity.
She was booed. No question about it.
i don't believe this about the judge...people wake up this is out and out PROPAGANDA..Palin is a evil witch and im sure she told them if they did not issue a statement like this she was pulling her daughter from the show! people wake up.....
I'm not a Palin fan by any means, but we need to have more civility in our political discussions or risk going the way of Germany in the 1930's.
Oh thank God - we got that cleared up.
What a shallow nation we have become. Those worried about the November elections - you think it matters who wins? When THIS sort of thing makes news?
B.S. ... the only mystery is why ABC is trying to cover this up. Booing for "8's" because they should have gotten "9's"... give me a break
Sounds like someone is a bit over-sensitive. Not everything in the world revolves around Palin.
how come to correction didn't make front page news...
I were watching that pathetic show I would have turned it off after I saw this OVEREXPOSED idiot.
If I were in the audience I would have walked out.
How sad is it that the majority think this woman is infinitely stupid and she's making millions showing up everywhere way past her 15 minutes.
Palin, Hilton, Lohan,......intelligent people don't care CNN. Or should I say TrashNN.
Well Saran Palin should be boos because she don't know want she talking about in the first place,and she isn't fit for any office. Even dog catcher.
I sure the Democrates will object to you releasing this story – I'm, frankly, surprised you did!
Anyone who "watched" the show knows what was going on ... this should not have been a NEWS item !!!!!!!!
Yeah, Right. The crowd cheered with each 8 as the judges held them up. They didn't boo. They booed when the realized Bergeron had headed over to Palin with his mic. Only then......the scores had already been announced with absolutely no booing. Get real. It was a nice cover up try!!
What a shame CNN. I think this fine organization is descending to the gutter with its reportage. I really cant understading the obsession with Palin. CNN will do anything to let herlook bad but .......................
Complete and utter ridiculous... I've watched the footage and the show, she was indeed booed coming out on stage. If they were booing at the "8" the team received they would have booed during the whole judges ratings. In fact, there was a 4 second delay before the booing occurred in relation to when the judges were finished. Enough time for Palin to begin walking on stage...She was booed, that's all there is to it. Definitely need to get your facts straight!
Wow that's a relief. Thanks for clearing that up.
Spin it CNN . . . Spin it. . . No one in the entire country dislikes Sarah Palin, she's our lovable train wreck.
They cheered each individual score of 8's, and then decided when they were all tallied that they were unhappy?
Wow, do a better job getting Sarah boo'd please.
wow. this is an amazing lie. why is ABC covering up the fact that she was booed? People in the audience said they were booing Sarah Palin. There is no mystery. This has been well documented. It's amazing that a "news" organization like CNN doesn't do any real investigating...instead they take ABC's corporate statement as fact. Unbelievable
HA just looked an now its front page!
Well, she was effectively booed. This is just a cover-up by ABC.
I think the most clear evidence that Palin wasn't booed was that if she had been, she'd have been all over it on Twitter and the media, blasting ABC, DWTS and left-wing media in general, as she usually does when things don't go her way. The fact she didn't do that suggests she realized the boos – if she even heard them – weren't aimed at her.
then why was the audience cheering when the scores themselves were given?
Well it's never too late I guess. Sarah, "Boooooooooo! Go away."