From an article by Tim Nudd from People:
Joe McGinniss, the writer who's being labeled a stalker for moving next door to Sarah Palin's home in Alaska while researching a book about her, says he's not harassing the Palins. Quite the opposite, in fact.In my opinion, Palin has launched a libelous and slanderous campaign against the author by claiming he is there to do all sorts of nefarious acts.
"If I lived here and did something creepy, if I did what Sarah Palin is suggesting, that would be creepy," McGinniss, 67, said Tuesday on NBC's Today show. "I'm not observing them at all. I don't care what they do in the privacy of their own home. I'm here to talk to people who have known them for 40 years in Wasilla."
McGinniss claims he simply got a good deal on the Wasilla rental, which abuts the Palins' property. "The fact is, I would be living in this house if Sarah Palin lived on the moon," he says. "Fifteen hundred bucks a month for a house in Wasilla."
McGinniss denies he's trying to drum up publicity for the book, claiming he told no one outside his family about where he was living. "Then Sarah hysterically puts up this Facebook page with all sorts of ugly innuendo, which frankly is revolting," he says. "She has created all the publicity."
“She has pushed a button and unleashed the hounds of hell, and now they’re out there slavering and barking and growling,” McGinniss said. “That’s the same kind of tactic — and I’m not calling her a Nazi — but that’s the same kind of tactic that that the Nazi troopers used in Germany in the ’30s, and I don’t think there’s any place for it in America.”
Palin, who majored in journalism, fails to understand what a journalist actually does. While she made baseless accusations that McGinniss was some pervert who was going to peak into Piper's bedroom window, McGinniss had stated what exactly he is there to do, and spying on Palin's children is not one of the things.