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Sarah Palin's strange, unprofessional and paranoid grudge [Barf Alert]
WASHINGTON POST BLOG ^ | Tuesday May 25, 2010 | David Weigel

Posted on 05/25/2010 7:24:09 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin took to her Facebook account today to inform her readers that Joe McGinniss, an award-winning reporter and author, had rented the house next door.

I saw Ben Smith flag this earlier today but did not really appreciate how strange and, frankly, immature Palin's post was until I read it.

Palin informs her readers that McGinniss is "overlooking my children’s play area" and "overlooking Piper’s bedroom." Alternately sounding angry and mocking, she refers to "the family’s swimming hole," which at first reference sounds like she's accusing McGinniss of checking out the Palins in their bathing suits, until you realize the family's "swimming hole" is Lake Lucille. And she posts a photo of the space McGinniss is renting, captioning it, "Can I call you Joe?"

Can somebody explain to me how this isn't a despicable thing for Palin to do? She describes McGinniss as the author of "the bizarre anti-Palin administration oil development pieces that resulted in my Department of Natural Resources announcing that his work is the most twisted energy-related yellow journalism they’d ever encountered."

Another way of putting it would be that McGinniss is an investigative journalist who wrote his first best-seller at age 26 and was shopping a book about Alaska and the oil industry when Palin was named John McCain's running mate. And another way of describing those "bizarre" pieces is that no one has ever challenged the facts in them.

Palin, who has an undergraduate degree in journalism, should understand that articles don't become untrue when the subjects don't agree with them.

Has McGinniss gone to an extreme to get a story? Well, we don't have his side yet -- not that this has prevented every other media outlet from typing up Palin's Facebook post like some lost Gospel.....

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: creep; joemcginniss; liberalidiots; mediabias; msm; palin; palin4palin; palinfreeperping; sarah4sarah; sarahpalin; washingtoncompost
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What?
1 posted on 05/25/2010 7:24:10 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

That was my reaction too. What?


2 posted on 05/25/2010 7:25:44 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Bigtigermike

SO Palin is bullying the media? now?


3 posted on 05/25/2010 7:26:07 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Stalker.


4 posted on 05/25/2010 7:26:33 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Bigtigermike

Liberals ALWAYS project...onto others ...


5 posted on 05/25/2010 7:27:09 PM PDT by mo
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To: Bigtigermike

It is very sick...the freak is trying to make her and her entire family feel uncomfortable in their own home. He is going to write a book about her, probably, and he is very sick pathetic puppy...does his daddy own random house or something> What a jerk.


6 posted on 05/25/2010 7:27:10 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Bigtigermike
This reader's comment completely nails it:

Regular every day Americans have stood idly by while the left wing media unleashed horrific, vile attacks upon the Palin family, and now Nikki Haley, her husband, and her children. But now they've gone a step too far. Gov. Palin's response to McGinness's unwarranted intrusion is neither strange nor unprofessional, but (in my opinion) a tame call to arms: this lie peddling smear merchant and his ilk must be eradicated, and if that means unleashing a public relations Jihad so vicious that not only destroys a man's career, but any remote chance at a livelihood, then so be it. Posted by: antonydupuy | May 25, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

7 posted on 05/25/2010 7:27:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Bigtigermike

Someone should move in next to Dan and write an expose of his most personal behaviors. That might give him an inkling of his own seriously deranged syndrome.


8 posted on 05/25/2010 7:27:25 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sounds like a despicable thing for Joe McGinnis to do


9 posted on 05/25/2010 7:29:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Peter Libra

CREEPY stalker...


10 posted on 05/25/2010 7:29:32 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompitence..)
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To: Bigtigermike

It sounds as though Mrs. Weigler’s little Danny may have more than just a man crush on McGinniss.


11 posted on 05/25/2010 7:29:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Kiss my AZ!!!)
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To: Amos the Prophet

My thoughts exactly...doesn’t he have kids too? Home is where everyone including Dan should be safe.


12 posted on 05/25/2010 7:31:15 PM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: Bigtigermike

This pathetic and sick writer for the Washington Compost is a;most as bad as the stalker.


13 posted on 05/25/2010 7:31:29 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Amos the Prophet

thank you......if a guy WAS writing about Dan and suddenly moves next to him and the book is not going to be kind? He would shudder!


14 posted on 05/25/2010 7:31:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Joe McGinnis - isn’t he the guy who wrote “Fatal Vision” about former Green beret Dr. Jeffrey McDonald?


15 posted on 05/25/2010 7:32:06 PM PDT by Florida native
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To: Bigtigermike
One need only consider the source...

Washington Post Article Saved the Life of Terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki
16 posted on 05/25/2010 7:32:44 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Florida native

Yep...but his time has past him by with a strange obsession with Sarah Palin


17 posted on 05/25/2010 7:33:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Joe is renting the property 15 FEET from her backyard for the next 5 months! Where she gardens and where her kids play. The picture she posted on FB has him on the balcony of this guy watching her house—totally creepy! I thought she made her point in a semi-sarcastic manner (talks about building a giant privacy fence so he can’t see into her yard) but she did mention she’d be a good neighbor and she might even bake him a pie or cake or something as a welcoming gift...this guy in this article is a jerk with some major PDS!!


18 posted on 05/25/2010 7:34:03 PM PDT by pillut48 ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Bigtigermike

He claims Sarah is manipulating the press! (Har!)

Claims she has already inspired Glenn Beck to accuse McGinniss of “stalking” Palin and issuing a threat to boycott his publisher. (Glenn is her close friend. Friends help friends).

“No one in the media should reward Palin for this irresponsible and pathetic bullying.” (What an a$$hole - her kids are in danger. Stalker can see right into Piper’s room).

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19 posted on 05/25/2010 7:36:46 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

Written obviously by a strange, unprofessional and paranoid grudgeholder who likes to parade around calling himself a legitimate blogger.


20 posted on 05/25/2010 7:37:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bigtigermike
For quite some time I've held the opinion that private citizens should be able to slander, defame, and harass members of the media the way they slander, defame, and harass private citizens.

Taking the high road is not going to work. We have to get in the gutter and slug it out using their own tactics.
21 posted on 05/25/2010 7:38:01 PM PDT by Uncle Ivan (Alea iacta est)
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To: Bigtigermike

Wonder if the commiepost is paying the rent?

Pray for America


22 posted on 05/25/2010 7:38:05 PM PDT by bray (Brayn Food: http://www.brayincandy.com/id239.html)
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To: Bigtigermike

Also Mike, this same clown did the bidding to have dinner with Palin for the troop thing a while back. This guy’s certifiable.


23 posted on 05/25/2010 7:38:31 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Clyde5445; SoCalPol; Lakeshark; TexasCajun; Brices Crossroads; free me; justsaynomore; ...

(((( WaPo writer attacks Sarah Palin - Sarah list ping ))))


24 posted on 05/25/2010 7:39:36 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Both McGinnis and this guy need some professional help.


25 posted on 05/25/2010 7:41:48 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Man, I had to soil my browser to go read that.

Ugh.

Nope. Nothing wrong with an investigative “journalist” acquiring a house so he can sit on his deck with a pair of binoculars and do research for his book.

Heck, If you go up to visit your stalker buddy, there is always the chance, however slight, that you might catch a glimpse of Levi Johnston, Dan. Just get yourself a bag of cheez doodles and a beer, and settle in for a long night.

Nope. Nothing creepy about that guy, or you, Dan. That is what Pulitzer Prizes are made of these days.


26 posted on 05/25/2010 7:42:01 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: pillut48

“but she did mention she’d be a good neighbor and she might even bake him a pie or cake or something as a welcoming gift.”

That would be her best strategy and I hope she does it. Bombard him with kindness. He only knows how to handle ugly antagonism. I hope she hands him the complete opposite.

I hope she calls him every day! I hope she forwards funny emails! I hope she sends him a birthday card and brings over Christmas cookies!


27 posted on 05/25/2010 7:47:51 PM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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To: onyx

Sarah Palin has the Left Wing in knots.
Sarah is the threat to the Left and she is their target.
The wannaBies are lightweights and why the Left
don’t waste their time with them.


28 posted on 05/25/2010 7:48:46 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike
Has McGinniss gone to an extreme to get a story? Well, we don't have his side yet

He has no side to give. He is mentally off to do this.

29 posted on 05/25/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: onyx
These guys need a waaaaaahmbulance.

Complaining about being treating unfairly by the mean, horrible payback queen of the conservative mafia.

Sheesh, they act like she's somehow got the CIA and FBI to come against them. What whiners.

30 posted on 05/25/2010 7:49:10 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Bigtigermike

The creep. But she’s building a fence. Isn’t it just like these crazed liberals? His face needs to be known to locals in Wasilla, so that he can’t even buy groceries without someone giving him the stink-eye.


31 posted on 05/25/2010 7:49:25 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Cameras, cameras--never forget to bring your cameras)
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To: Bigtigermike

how exactly would this guy not qualify under stalker laws?

if i went into the house, would i find pictures of the Palins spread out, maybe on the walls? yes.

would i find pictures with items circled? yes.

would i find items the Palins might have discarded? yes.

seriously... this guy needs a restraining order. of course, we all know what he is hoping for... he is hoping to provoke a reaction out of the Palins. such a reaction would be normal for any normal person... but the Palins must be completely restrained.

i think a few hell’s angels types need to take up residence in his front yard. he is a celebrity after all... so long as they take a picture or two... he can be treated the same way he is treating the Palins... constantly there, watching every move...

if i were in the area, i think i’d arrange a ‘meeting’ with him at the local pub... or maybe take him ‘fishing’ somewhere... very ... remote


32 posted on 05/25/2010 7:51:20 PM PDT by sten
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To: Bigtigermike

The real question on my mind is why does it bother this guy so much that she is calling out a stalker? Did she just flank something they had planned?


33 posted on 05/25/2010 7:51:48 PM PDT by redk
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To: SoCalPol

You’re absolutely right. They already know that she’s the one to fear in 2012.

McGinnis’s book is supposed to knock her out odf the race. How utterly transparent.

By renting the house next door, to stalk and spy on her, he’s just made his book into a trashy, hit piece scummy novel.


34 posted on 05/25/2010 7:52:43 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

Not to mention the fact even his family has labeled him a stalker. Any editor that touches this book will be as crazy as Joe.


35 posted on 05/25/2010 7:54:01 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Bigtigermike

Defending what is clearly sickening stalking behavior, by someone well known for unprofessional conduct! What next?

Seems this weiner Weigel believes there is one rule for so-called “journalists” trying to make money and intimidating the Palin family, and another rule for private citizens worrying about their family.


36 posted on 05/25/2010 7:54:07 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: redk

The MSM probably has deal with McGinniss to put up listening devices in his house so that they can pick up conversations in the Palin’s home....


37 posted on 05/25/2010 7:54:26 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lakeshark

I wish she had the full force of the FBI and Secret Service and were the Marxist a man, and a smart politician, he would order protection for her.

Greta is covering it now, but not very seriously.


38 posted on 05/25/2010 7:54:39 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

Gotta hand it to the Leftwing programmers - they’ve got their rails and they run on them.

The sickening thing is how anxious the liberal bootlickers are to imitate whatever insane reversal of sanity they’re told follow.


39 posted on 05/25/2010 7:55:29 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: rintense
I've read that Random House gave him a retainer.

If that's true, I hope they're ready for the blow back.

40 posted on 05/25/2010 7:56:16 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: rintense

Exactly right.

IIRC, Joe’s own son told Politico that his dad was waiting for Todd to leave so he could pick up the pieces?

That’s a demented sicko!

Pervert. I bet he has a huge collection of Sarah photos (for his book research of course).


41 posted on 05/25/2010 7:56:55 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

Did you see Glenn Beck when he first interviewed Sarah? Like the Chess Club guy that got a date with the cheerleader. I agree with most of what Glenn says, buthe is in love with that woman. I would not be surprised to hear that he was hiding under this dudes porch with a hatchet to defend his woman. Glenn is entirely right, and entirely insane.


42 posted on 05/25/2010 7:57:07 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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To: onyx

He’s far too thin skinned and narcissistic to give a political opponent anything but grief and nasty words. He’d love to see the reporter hassle her.


43 posted on 05/25/2010 7:59:23 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: When do we get liberated?

Yes, I saw that interview three times. Glenn loves her, you’re right, but I think it’s in the right and proper way.

I am very happy that he’s her good and close friend.

She trusts him or she wouldn’t have called him. I’m certain Todd is close to Glenn too.


44 posted on 05/25/2010 8:00:36 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Lakeshark

Right and he’d love to see the situation explode into something awful and negative for Sarah.


45 posted on 05/25/2010 8:01:51 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

>> Greta is covering it now, but not very seriously.

Sometimes the not-too-serious approach is best.

A creepy situation nonetheless.


46 posted on 05/25/2010 8:02:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: onyx; Lakeshark

He’s definitely a candidate for a rubber room.


47 posted on 05/25/2010 8:02:43 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: onyx
Sarah is a journalist as well, and if these so-called journalist can criticize Sarah, it seems fair to me that she can criticize them.  Frankly, I'm tired of politicians from our side wilting in the face of adversity from the liberal media elite.  Folks like Palin, and new NJ Governor Chris Christie, take the fight to the mud slingers.  I love it!

Funny how these yellow journalists think they can trash whoever they want with impunity, but are so pathetic when they get exposed. 

Shine the light of truth on them, Sarah!

48 posted on 05/25/2010 8:02:56 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Gene Eric

Yeah, you could be right. Random House had best reassess the situation.


49 posted on 05/25/2010 8:03:49 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: onyx

He must be really upset she’s still standing. As the saying goes, she’s living in his head rent free. I just love it when he or Gibbs mention her name. It’s a tip off as to who they fear.


50 posted on 05/25/2010 8:05:10 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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