Skip to comments.Fighting back: Sarah Palin in threat to sue over 'series of lies and rumours' in new book
Posted on 09/26/2011 9:53:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains 'a series of lies and rumours.'
John Tiemessen, in a letter to the publisher of Crown Publishing Group on Monday, cites an email that author Joe McGinniss allegedly sent a blogger in January seeking substantiation for several rumours that have surrounded Palin's family.
That email was posted online last week by Andrew Breitbart.
Mr Tiemessen says McGinniss' book, The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin, contains 'most of' the stories that merely 'amounted to the wishful fantasies of disturbed individuals.'
Emails sent after hours to Crown Publishing, which is a division of Random House, and McGinniss weren't immediately returned, the Associated Press reports.
McGinniss lived next door to the Palins in Alaska last year while researching the book, which was released last week.....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I'm still here, still pro-Constitution, pro-America, still anti-corruption.
I once had like-minded friends, but both of them drifted away some time ago.
People skills is hard work.
You compliment a friend on their moustache ...
... and she drops you off her Friends list forever.
Nice. Looks like Random House made a mistake or 5.
I have supported and defended Sarah Palin among family, friends and others. I love the lady and what she stands for. She is a great American.
i just don’t know about this whole thing. maybe im wrong...
We’re here. It just gets increasingly tiring, not to mention aggravating, to keep repeating what we’ve already said a hundred times to no avail...because they keep repeating their BS ad infinitum to push our buttons. I am perfectly content to let them play because I know WE will have the last laugh. I can afford to be patient and let them knock themselves out.
I’d say Sarah Palin has earned enough money to afford her attorney and when she sues, she will have a lot more. No worries, mate. She’s good to go.
I volunteer to continue being your friend. I know it’s a hard job and I don’t have a moustache, but someone has to do it. Might as well be me.
“It’s a really big mistake to assume that this election cycle, or this period in US history, is comparable to any other period in our lives or in US history.”
Good point and I agree with it. This is not just another election.
These terms like “unelectable” and “damaged goods” are right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook.
Actually, what they are saying is there may be a lawsuit and as such it would be illegal for them to destroy any evidence. You can't just go fishing in a companies records absent a specific legal claim and ensuing discovery.
“Are there any real Conservatives with real conservative beliefs left here”
Oh and BTW... I ARE ONE!
You are wrong... Bush and Rove proved that to not defend against the lies... just ushers in an era of obama.
Since people seem to be confused a little on this point, let me stress that Palin is not suing Random House. Yet.
The point of this letter was to serve notice to Random House that a future lawsuit is possible, even probable, and that they are being reminded of their legal obligations to preserve records.
The INTENT of this letter is encourage Random House to pull the book and issue a retraction & apology rather than risk a lawsuit.
In any event, the statute of limitations (2 years, I believe) gives Palin plenty of time to now ignore this issue until after any 2012 election activities are complete. Even if such a suit were to proceed, Palin’s involvement would be minimal in the early stages.
“The INTENT of this letter is encourage Random House to pull the book and issue a retraction & apology rather than risk a lawsuit.”
My thoughts exactly. I believe that since Sarah has not been harmed financially by the book she probably is not seeking a serious, punitive, financial award. It’s her family’s good name and honor that has been besmirched and she rightfully deserves a retraction and an apology. Random House is probably going to wait a week or two to milk any possible sales and then pull it.
I see more people each day waking up and picking sides. Some people at work who were for Romney watched "Undefeated", and came back with a whole new perspective on Palin and the media. Now they're searching for and reading other scary stuff, like news about the Gunwalker scandal.
They went after her kids. And then they waved a smoking gun in front of her face. What would you do? What would you expect a POTUS to do?
” reading other scary stuff, like news about the Gunwalker scandal.”
Which just happens to be my one and only HUGE ping list.
I very much doubt he and other members of the firm after past association with the Palin’s litigation's. And knowing the particulars (which none of us do) of this case, would recomend going foward unless they felt they were on very sound ground as to winning out in the end.
Linky no worky for me.
If she defeats this very significant enemy, her lesser enemies will give great pause before antagonizing her in the future.
Still no go for me, starts, then stalls out and have to delete the page.
Works in both Firefox and old IE6 for me. However, it is a PDF embedded in the HTML page. Because it starts then stalls it might be a problem with your PDF reader.
“These terms like unelectable and damaged goods are right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook.”
That’s because they are. The MSM along with the Dems set out to create a public perception that she is “crazy” and can’t raise a family and be POTUS at the same time and the MSM said it so often that the perception became reality in the minds of many.
The MSM managed to brainwash a majority of people into thinking that she isn’t electable and is damaged goods.
Right out of the Alinsky playbook.
I would love to see her as POTUS, but the MSM will never allow it.
Why else have they engaged in a 3 year attack on her, and why do they continue to do so?
It’s unprecedented and borderline criminal behavior what they have done to Palin, but changing people’s minds about her just isn’t going to happen.
Even if she proves every lie and smear about her to be incorrect, most people won’t admit that they were wrong and that they were fooled by the media.
She may have a chance in 2016, but 2012 isn’t realistic.
I strongly disagree. Sarah has been pursuing this moose for a while, and it turned and exposed itself. This is Sarah not only exploding every BS rumor, destroying liberals, their memes, AND potentially collecting very large dollars with lots of zeros in damages in ONE SINGLE SHOT. I think it's a typical Sarah Palin out-of-the-box angle to be extremely effective with her ammo. Extremely effective. She has shown herself to be a great hunter and exquisite gamesman, er woman.
Levi, the self-admitted liar is also coming out with a book of smears and lies against Bristol and the Palin family.
She should do the same and sue them as well.
That makes sense. I just think taking on a publisher pushes one more into ‘celebrity’ territory—along with the Discovery show and her tabloid stuff (not her fault, but it’s there), it makes her less prestigious. Before you leap, I’m not saying to US but to those she needs to convince she isn’t what the MSM have said. But I see your point about choosing her battles.
To those who think the lawsuit would be a mistake on Sarah’s part:
If she won’t fight for herself and her family, why would we think she would fight for us.
Sue, Sarah, Sue!
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