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Super creepy Joe McGinniss on Today Show promoting his slimey “book”
HillBuzz.org ^ | 9/16/2011 | Kevin DuJan

Posted on 09/16/2011 3:11:24 PM PDT by kara2008

[ Joe McGinniss interview on The Today Show 9/16/11 ]

Sometimes, I think it’s a public service to sit through some of this garbage so that you don’t have to.

The Today Show calls Joe McGuinness “longtime political author” — but I can think of a few better descriptive words more apt for a man who moved next door to the Palin family to stalk them and peep into the windows of young girls, the way McGuinness did last summer. “Longtime political author” is not the word I’d use to accurately convey the disgust his behavior generates.

I have no idea what this woman’s name is (the new Today Show talking head whose head is talking in the clip above), but she’s the latest mimeographed Today Show female host, succeeding Meredith Viera, who herself replaced “the perky one” Katie Couric, who was the pale replacement for Jane Pauley (ignoring Deborah Norville completely, as everyone should). These hosts seem to get more generic and less competent as they continue to be churned out of “journalism school”.

Whatever her name is (I think it might be “Savannah Smiles”, honestly, which wouldn’t surprise me in the least if it was true) sat down with Joe McGinniss in his cluttered, ramshackle home and kept calling his book “a bombshell” and “a takedown of Sarah Palin”.

Othertimes, he was distracted and seemingly looking about in corners or on the ceilings for the trolls, nymphs, and brownies he believes live or are baked there.

McGinniss has a creepy, whispering, fey voice and reminds me of a lonely old man in the neighborhood well-informed mothers would insist their kids avoid come trick-or-treating time. I don’t think McGinniss would put razor blades in the candy or anything, but I also wouldn’t trust him to not do anything inappropriate around children when unsupervised either. He’s just creepy. If your frisbee lands in his yard, kids, let him keep it. I don’t think it would be hygienic to ever want back anything that had been in his possession when the doors are closed.

Savannah Smiles goes on to say McGinniss spent four months in Wasilla, Alaska, but forgets to mention he was stalking the Palin family at that time. She makes it sound like his car brokedown or his plane was diverted there, in the middle of nowhere, and he looked up and said, “Oh, Wasilla. I can either write about the Iditarod or I can stalk Sarah Palin. Let me toss this coin and see how I’ll spend my life”.

Apparently, he walked up and down the various streets in town and ended up speaking to 200 people who had heard of Sarah Palin in order to write his book. I suspect some of his “interviews” were with various woodland creatures and ghosts or other things he may have made up, since most of his “interview” subjects are anonymous in the book.

McGinniss lies in the interview and says it was just “happenstance” that he moved next door to the Palin family and started peeping in their windows; he claims the woman who owned the house practically forced him to move there and rent it, and it was never his idea.

Yah, right.

Then he claims that he didn’t include in the book anything he learned about the Palin family from living next door. What really happened, that The Today Show doesn’t tell you, is that the Palin family filmed the Sarah Palin’s Alaska TV show during this time and were away for most of McGinniss’ peeping expedition, so all of the minors in the family were well-protected at a safe distance from this man when he was holed up next door, doing whatever it was he did all day, with binoculars.

McGinniss makes a point of repeatedly calling the Governor “Sarah”, as if he personally knows her. Stalkers always do this, because in his imagination he probably has a manufactured fantasy relationship with the Governor. It would not surprise me in the least if he dressed up as her “for Halloween” and had arguments with himself in the mirror about whether or not the Governor is being a good friend to him.

Creepy!

Another clue to McGinniss’ mental health is how mad he gets when telling Savannah Smiles about Todd Palin “tromping” through the yard to tell him to behave himself and stop peeping on the Palin’s minor children.

Savannah reads part of a statement from Todd describing how the Palin family feels about McGinniss’ creepiness and his obsession with the Governor.

McGinnis sits there, listening proudly, like he’s receiving a commendation.

Then McGinniss accuses the Governor of being a bad mother and of using cocaine. Savannah asks him how he knows these things, and McGinniss blushes and says, essentially, “I just know”. He makes a point of saying he’s not accusing the Governor of doing anything like this now, probably because he doesn’t want to be sued for defamation.

The next weird bit reveals what a racist McGinniss must be, because he tells Savannah Smiles it’s a big scandal that Governor Palin allegedly dated a black basketball player before she married Todd — which is a scandal only to the agenda-driven media and hypocrite Leftists like McGinniss because even if the Governor had indeed dated this man, an unmarried woman dating a black man is not a scandal.

Except, of course, to the hypocrite racists in the agenda-driven media who would invent a scandal over that.

McGinniss then says the Governor is not going to run for President because she’s just interested in easy money.

Which is interesting because the Governor turned down about $10 million to film another season of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” for TLC, which would have gone into production this summer and aired next year, but she clearly didn’t take that easy money. $10 million is a lot of money to turn down for what would essentially be an all-expenses-paid summer long vacation with her family that would then be aired as a TV series promoting herself — if all she was interested in was easy money and attention as McGinniss claims.

Todd Palin is right: McGinniss is creepy, and many people who came in contact with him while he was in Wasilla agreed with the depiction of him as an obsessed and disingenuous man with an ax to grind.

I have a friend who works at bookstore who is allowed to borrow books for free, and she’s going to lend me McGinniss’ book for a few days so that I can read it, do a write-up on every accusation he makes in it, and then return it. This way, people can know what lies McGinniss has told without them ever having to read this tripe for themselves. It will be worth staying up all night reading this garbage myself so that other people don’t have to, and so they don’t send any royalties McGinniss’ way from buying his work for use as anything other than toilet paper.

Honestly, McGinniss is one of those people who make you want to take a shower after having watched and listened to him.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: ailes; followthemoney; foxcompliant; joemcginniss; mcguinness; nbc; palin; peepingjoe; sarahpalin; therogue; waronsarah

1 posted on 09/16/2011 3:11:29 PM PDT by kara2008
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To: kara2008

Recycled anonymous gossip is not a book.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 3:14:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: kara2008

I hope Fox News doesn’t allow this POS a platform to promote his garbage.


3 posted on 09/16/2011 3:15:18 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: kara2008; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; Bigtigermike; Lakeshark; ...
GAME ON!


Sarah Palin's Busy Ping List!


4 posted on 09/16/2011 3:16:59 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Recycled anonymous gossip is not a book.

Its not even that. He locked himself inside a house next to Palin, spied on her with binoculars then masturbated vigorously for hours. That book is nothing but his own fantasy.

5 posted on 09/16/2011 3:17:26 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: kara2008

The great Kevin DuJan hits it out of the park again!

I encourage people to go to his great site “Hill Buzz.” It’s fun, it’s provocative and it always comes down on the side of right versus wrong.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 3:18:42 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: onyx

debump.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 3:19:32 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: kara2008
McGinniss makes a point of repeatedly calling the Governor “Sarah”, as if he personally knows her.

A lot of folks right here do the same thing.

Creepy, isn't it?

8 posted on 09/16/2011 3:20:32 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: dragonblustar

AHHHHH!!! Excuse me while I gouge my eyes out.

Yeah, right, like that’ll help.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 3:21:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: onyx

His 15 minutes of fame will be about 3 minutes long!


10 posted on 09/16/2011 3:23:14 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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To: kara2008
Whatever her name is...sat down with Joe McGinniss in his cluttered, ramshackle home and kept calling his book “a bombshell” and “a takedown of Sarah Palin”.

Her name is probably Dumbo, short for Dumbass Bimbo, since she doesn't seem to have a problem with an angry, old white man beating up on a young American woman and her children. Pimping his book for him makes her appear to come from even lower down the food chain.

11 posted on 09/16/2011 3:24:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A complete bimbo eruption on NBC! She sat there with a huge smile on her face while this freak fantasized about Sarah Palin. He used the same old misogynistic canards of Sarah being “emotional and unstable” that men always use when they don’t measure up.

Like others, it was the stupid interviewer who shocked me most. Nothing like a female kapo to do the dirty work of liberal men!


12 posted on 09/16/2011 3:32:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: humblegunner

No, it’s not. There’s probably not one person here who invited to speak on the Today Show wouldn’t refer to her as “Governor Palin.” On this site, we are informal as friends talking to each other.

Why you can’t see the difference is a mystery...or maybe not.


13 posted on 09/16/2011 3:36:05 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It's too kind to even call it trash or toilet paper.

This super creepy slimeball should be reported to AttackWatch STAT! /sarc

14 posted on 09/16/2011 3:37:10 PM PDT by kara2008 (Palin 2012)
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To: kara2008

If he really said “I just know” that is a journalistic crime.

I can explain the racial thing. Leftists assume that all republicans and conservatives are openly racist, homophobic, drunk wife beaters, etc. Therefore, it is “hypocritical” if they touch a black person other than to harm them. This is not an exaggeration of their view.


15 posted on 09/16/2011 3:37:52 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: miss marmelstein

For this author to call her “Sarah” is beyond bizarre.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 3:42:08 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: miss marmelstein
Why you can’t see the difference is a mystery

I remember a bunch of Amish dudes ranting about how "Barack" dis and "Barack" dat.

Barack be the one they waitin' for.

It was creepy.

In what way is it different now?

Same creepy, different name.

First name. Hmm.

17 posted on 09/16/2011 3:43:19 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: kara2008

So this Meredith Vierra b*tch wants Sarah Palin to be “taken down” sounds like a physical threat to me. Vierra has always had a screw loose..Who Wants To Be A Millionare went down the drain when she took over the show for Regis..can’t stand the smug look on her face like she is something special..this “book” will make Sarah stronger, it will blow up in the left’s disgusting faces. Even the New York Slimes thinks this book is an absolute JOKE. I wonder, when is McGinnis going to write a book about Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, will he be moving across the street from them anytime soon..I highly doubt it, because when all is said and done, the ONLY person the left fears is Sarah Palin..and that is a fact, otherwise they wouldn’t give a damn about what she says or what she does.
Oh and the last comment the slimeball made about her wanting to make money..funny, that is EXACTLY what he is doing with that garbage he calls a book, making money


18 posted on 09/16/2011 3:47:51 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: humblegunner

Is that you Geoff?


19 posted on 09/16/2011 3:58:07 PM PDT by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. candidate for America the Beautiful...)
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To: kara2008

What’s wrong with “Today?”

I’d threaten not to watch anymore, but I quit the habit long ago.


20 posted on 09/16/2011 4:07:49 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: Tea Party or the Slumber Party?)
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To: kara2008; onyx

21 posted on 09/16/2011 4:09:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: kara2008

Maybe ABC is trying to goad her into running....if she does I’m gonna help her kick some you know what.


22 posted on 09/16/2011 4:12:47 PM PDT by cookcounty (2012 choice: Tea Party or the Slumber Party?)
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To: humblegunner

This is so obvious that a person of intelligence like yourself risks a loss of credibility for posturing as if you do not see the difference.

But just in case you truly do not, allow me to explain. The use of a first name is most often a token of felt closeness, of familial affection, of camaraderie. When a person who genuinely likes and respects Sarah uses her first name, there is no cognitive dissonance. The usage “feels” right, because it matches the cultural template for an expression of affinity.

Whereas when someone like McGuinniss uses the familiar names of the family to whom he is a predator, there is no affection, no sense of family, no personal affinity, only predation. The usage is as jarring as if a rough-looking total stranger driving an old van approached your young daughter at the play ground and called her by her first name. What does your cultural template tell you about that? Creepy? At a minimum.


23 posted on 09/16/2011 4:30:30 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: samantha

Who was Geoff?


24 posted on 09/16/2011 4:33:52 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: RedMDer
PREFECT ©

25 posted on 09/16/2011 4:36:37 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: Springfield Reformer; humblegunner

BTTT - absolutely excellent.

Aside from the fact that when she introduces herself, she calls herself Sarah to us.

Sheeesh.


26 posted on 09/16/2011 4:38:36 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: kara2008; onyx; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000
Another clue to McGinniss’ mental health is how mad he gets when telling Savannah Smiles about Todd
Palin “tromping” through the yard to tell him to behave himself and stop peeping on the Palin’s minor children.


27 posted on 09/16/2011 4:44:19 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo
PREFECT ©








"May we always be happy and our enemies know it!"



28 posted on 09/16/2011 4:47:11 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: kara2008
I have a friend who works at bookstore who is allowed to borrow books for free, and she’s going to lend me McGinniss’ book for a few days so that I can read it, do a write-up on every accusation he makes in it, and then return it. This way, people can know what lies McGinniss has told without them ever having to read this tripe for themselves. It will be worth staying up all night reading this garbage myself so that other people don’t have to, and so they don’t send any royalties McGinniss’ way from buying his work for use as anything other than toilet paper.

Appreciate you taking one for the team, Kevin...

29 posted on 09/16/2011 4:48:27 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx
Two quick points...

1. This book will not have the authors desired impact, and
2. Anyone who entertains this cretin on their network virtually guarantees they (if not their network) will not have access to Governor Palin any time soon (regardless of the outcome of her upcoming decision).

30 posted on 09/16/2011 4:59:32 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: humblegunner

Amish don’t speak like that. Wrong “hood”!


31 posted on 09/16/2011 5:02:05 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yer right.
Your question remains without an answer.


32 posted on 09/16/2011 5:03:58 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR so, support it! If you support Sarah Palin, & want on her ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Thanks!


33 posted on 09/16/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: PhilDragoo
BTTT !

34 posted on 09/16/2011 5:07:17 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: onyx

I find myself asking variations of that question regarding most of his major policy decisions or statements.


35 posted on 09/16/2011 5:09:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Sarah Barracuda

No, it wasn’t Meredith Viera. It was the new one. Savannah Guthrie? All these NBC types look alike. Just like all the dames on Fox look alike.


36 posted on 09/16/2011 5:16:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: samantha

Hi, Sam. Geoff is not here tonight but I am!


37 posted on 09/16/2011 5:17:50 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: miss marmelstein

OOPS..I didnt read the part where it said “Succeeding” Meredith Vierra..I missed that part


38 posted on 09/16/2011 5:39:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: miss marmelstein

Awesome!!


39 posted on 09/16/2011 6:02:13 PM PDT by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. candidate for America the Beautiful...)
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To: miss marmelstein

Savannah is even worse than the former host Vierra. Savannah is the former MSNBC White House reporter (and ya know what that means....)


40 posted on 09/16/2011 6:08:17 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: kara2008

Disgusting pig who I hope Sarah sues for slander. Good thing liberals are too stupid to read.


41 posted on 09/16/2011 6:14:44 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: onyx
The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times criticized The Rogue for its use of unnamed sources, and as having an agenda.

I predict Joe McGinniss will regret doing this book, and it will not be a best seller. The liberals I know don't buy books. I wish it would be possible for Sarah to sue him.

42 posted on 09/16/2011 6:25:23 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I wonder if anyone is taking a look into Bertelsmann’s role in this....


43 posted on 09/16/2011 6:27:01 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: All

I think it’s about time that we selected an author, a tv commentator, a political PR person, whoever, and placed all of our collective efforts on exposing them for the people they are. What do you think? Would it help put a stop to all of these media character assassinations?


44 posted on 09/16/2011 6:45:25 PM PDT by betsyross60
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To: All

I think it’s about time that we selected an author, a tv commentator, a political PR person, whoever, and placed all of our collective efforts on exposing them for the people they are. What do you think? Would it help put a stop to all of these media character assassinations?


45 posted on 09/16/2011 6:45:25 PM PDT by betsyross60
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To: mewzilla

What do you think about Bertelsmann’s role? It’s a disgrace that Sarah’s kids have to hear about this book.


46 posted on 09/16/2011 6:50:16 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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