Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sarah Palin's Media Games Involving Joe McGinniss

I'm sure by now everyone is familiar with the fact that author Joe McGinniss moved next door to Sarah Palin, but why does everybody know this.  According to McGinniss, Sarah turned this "nontroversy" into a big deal, writing and posting pictures of her new neighbor on the internet.

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.

"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."
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.

“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.


  1. So Joe is not spying on Palin at all. He is just there to write a hit piece on her and profit from that action. It just happens that the only rental property in the area happens to be 15 feet from Palin's home.

    What a load of crap.

  2. He was offered the property at a reasonable price. He was writing this book on the former half-term governor and would have had to go to Alaska to do his research. I'm sure living next door in such close proximity to Palin could be educational and helpful in the book, after all, there is an element of investigative journalism involved in writing a book.

    Palin immediately jumped to conclusions that McGinniss was going to peer through her daughter's window, making the man sound like some kind of pervert.

    If she can't stand the heat, she should get of the kitchen.

    She is the one who whittled away at her privacy by trying to become a national celebrity entertainer, and now she is upset that a author moved next door for the summer?

    I wonder what Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt think about this, considering they can't even go to the store without a busload of paparazzi in tow...

  3. I am curious in what more lies Palin is spouting. From looking at pictures of the two houses Joe would not be able to peer in to her daughters room considering the top floor of Joe's house barely allows him to "peer" into the 1st floor kitchen windows.

    I also question whether or not her daughter actually has a room on that side of the house. For all we know those windows are located in hallways or closets (like my 2nd story closet).

    Joe stated that the owner of the house contacted him (knowing he was planning on writing a book) and gave him a great deal (she evenr efused more expensive offers from gossip rags). Who could refuse an offer to live in the source town (he will mostly be investigating townspeople) of Wasilla for such a bargain ($1500 or less per month).


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