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Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax
Big Government.com ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Andrew Breitbart

Posted on 09/22/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT by libstripper

The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse.

After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”

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Please, please, if you do nothing else, read the whole article, especially McGinniss' 1/22/2011 email. It shows McGinniss and Random House published the smear on Sarah knowing that much of the vilest material was undocumented. That amounts to recklessness, defined by SCOTUS as the "actual malice," in New York Times v. Sullivan, that allows a public figure like Sarah to recover damages for libel.
1 posted on 09/22/2011 5:25:39 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

No doubt in my mind.
Nice work, if you can get it.
He has a history of literary weaselry, does he not?


2 posted on 09/22/2011 5:28:28 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; thouworm; ...

(((((PING)))))


3 posted on 09/22/2011 5:29:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Unbelieveable!!! NOT


4 posted on 09/22/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: ozark hilljilly

Ump. b


5 posted on 09/22/2011 5:31:56 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: libstripper
From Joe's email: "Legal review of my manuscript is underway and here’s my problem: no one has ever offered documentation of any of the lurid stories about the Palins."

No documentation, no proof whatsoever. Yet will that stop them from publishing? I hope and pray that they do, and that the Palins end up owning everything, everything McGinniss has ever made, and everything he ever will make. Ditto Random House - put them out of (their unethical) business.

6 posted on 09/22/2011 5:32:05 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Unbelieveable!!! NOT


7 posted on 09/22/2011 5:32:25 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: All
McGinniss' panicked email to 'Gryphon':

From: Joe McGinniss
To: Jesse Griffin
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:15 PM
Subject: I have to ask you for help

Jesse–


Legal review of my manuscript is underway and here’s my problem: no one has ever offered documentation of any of the lurid stories about the Palins. Shailey Tripp is the latest example.

APD and Sarah have denied that Todd had any involvement with her. To my knowledge, no one has provided any evidence that he did. TheEnquirer cites AlaskaWTF, which in turn cites the Enquirer: what good is that? I’m also told that the Enquirer is preparing to back off this story and save face by denouncing Ms. Tripp as an unreliable source who promised documentation she couldn’t provide.

She may be mentally unstable and prone to fabrication, delusion, or both. Her joint may be called Blue Hands Massage (brrrrr!), but she’s no Monica Lewinsky with a blue dress with a semen stain, that’s for sure.

Do you believe that Todd paid her for sex? If so, why do you believe that, other than that you wish it were true?

A lurid, sensational, defamatory story about Todd, based only on the account of a woman charged with prostitution, who is no doubt desperate for money, and who sold her story to the Enquirer, is a gift from heaven for Sarah.

Jesse, you can ridicule Sarah for calling in to the execrable Bob & Mark, but the fact is that as far as this story goes, there’s no there there. And rumors about what might come in weeks ahead are not facts. In fact, they’re garbage.

I’ve neither seen nor heard anything that indicates that Ms. Tripp’s story has any basis in fact. None of the endless crap Patrick posted about her before getting the boot from palingates.com offers any substantiation.

And even you write frequently that you know things you can’t yet post, but that soon “all will be revealed.” This has been going on since I first became aware of your blog, but as far as I know you haven’t substantiated a single claim or provided verification for a single rumor that you’ve posted about Sarah’s personal life, or the personal lives of any Palin family members. Thus, she gets to denounce what she calls “lies.”

Neither from you, the Enquirer, AlaskaWTF, palingates.com or anyone else, have I seen a credible, identified source backing any of the salacious stories about the Palin family.

Thus–as Random House lawyers are already pointing out to me–nothing I can cite other than my own reporting rises above the level of tawdry gossip. The proof is always just around the corner, but that’s a corner nobody has been able to turn. Maybe Jeff Dunn has, in which case I’ll be the first to congratulate him. But frankly, at this point, I’m tired of it, and I’ve run out of time.

No one has ever provided factual evidence that:

a) Todd had sex with a hooker, or with anyone else outside his marriage.

b) Sarah had an affair with Brad Hanson, or anyone else.

c) Track was a druggie who enlisted in the army to avoid a jail term. Or that he vandalized Wasilla school buses.

d) Willow was involved in the vandalism of the empty house in Meadow Lakes. Or that Sarah rushed back from Hawaii to put the lid on that.

e) Trig is not Sarah’s natural born child.

f) Bristol was promiscuous as a high schooler and drank and used drugs, or became pregnant again after Tripp’s birth.

Jesse, you were going on and on about Bristol being pregnant while doing Dancing With The Stars. And, if I recall correctly, at the time of her brief glossy-magazine-payday “reunion” with Levi, you surmised that she was pregnant by Ben Barber, or at least by someone who wasn’t Levi. You’ve recently suggested she’s had an abortion, publishing photographs that show her chubby then and thin now. But doesn’t that seem a little “thin” to you, based on nothing besides magazine pictures?

So much has bubbled at the salacious rumor stage for more than two years, but no one has been able to take even one story further.

Jesse, if you can put me in touch with people who are willing and able to substantiate any of the above, now is the time to do so. Otherwise, I hope you won’t complain that there are no startling new revelations in my book. My publisher and I think it’s damning enough without airing the family’s dirty laundry, but because Sarah’s hypocrisy about her family is one of the things that galls me most, I’d like to be able to publish facts in regard to a) through f) above, but I emphasize facts.

Not malicious speculation or third-hand rumors relayed by those who hold a grudge.

For any or all of those who’ve told you they’ll speak out, but not yet, now is the time. My book represents the last best chance to put the truth about Sarah in front of the American people in a documented, verifiable way. But I need facts that I can rely on. I didn’t live this long and work this hard over so many decades to wind up as AlaskaWTF between hard covers.

as always, and looking forward to seeing you in spring or summer,

Joe

8 posted on 09/22/2011 5:34:36 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: libstripper

very early into the machinations against his smear book so it’s too early to call

but I hope he gets taken apart


9 posted on 09/22/2011 5:34:41 AM PDT by wardaddy (, Dick Cheney ....get his book...he should have been President)
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To: libstripper; Virginia Ridgerunner
If this is correct, the Palins may own Random House soon.

The first new book they publish should be fun.......

10 posted on 09/22/2011 5:34:53 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: libstripper

How did he get this email???


11 posted on 09/22/2011 5:35:46 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: libstripper

How did he get this email???


12 posted on 09/22/2011 5:35:55 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: libstripper

Sarah and Todd should sue the heck out of this lying scumbag m-fer.


13 posted on 09/22/2011 5:37:08 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: libstripper; Al B.

It would be great if someone had the original email (with headers) proving that it is genuine. If so, that would be FANTASTIC.


14 posted on 09/22/2011 5:37:39 AM PDT by HalfFull ("Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?" -PHenry)
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To: libstripper
Last time I checked, "tawdry gossip and rumors" sold books.

Nothing new here, folks.

Move along.

15 posted on 09/22/2011 5:38:17 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: libstripper
If she just says yes Sarah Palin will be the most vetted candidate in history.

Like another Sarah you just can't kill her.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 5:39:41 AM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: Gadsden1st

That’s my question too! From Griffin? He is an sick hate-Palin blogger, he certainly wouldn’t out himself as well, would he?


17 posted on 09/22/2011 5:39:55 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Lakeshark

So, again, just another “Random House” of ill repute ~ filled to the brim with liars, perverts, bottom-feeders,.......... and, as usual, fornicators.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 5:41:36 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: libstripper
There is no "Absence of Malice" here, McGinnis and Random-House need to get their asses handed to them in court.

"When I leave here tonight, someone's ass is going to be in my briefcase."

Even though they are all real life libs, they made a great movie where the good guy gets even with the newspaper.

19 posted on 09/22/2011 5:42:15 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

LOL! Holy crapski! (And I thought my emails were long winded.)
Looks like Lil’ Joe has got some ‘splainin’ to do!
Maybe Todd won’t have to publicly beat the crap out him afterall! ; ) Like Sarah has said: “We know the way to the courthouse.”


20 posted on 09/22/2011 5:42:15 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("Hit 'em again, Todd!!")
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To: libstripper
I didn’t live this long and work this hard over so many decades to wind up as AlaskaWTF between hard covers.

Wow! If that email is legit and can be proven so, this book will be in the remainder bin by Wednesday, next week.

Random House is going to take a bath. I'm pretty sure the Palin's won't sue, because it would just drag this crap out, but they sure could.

21 posted on 09/22/2011 5:42:15 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: libstripper
"McGinniss, Random House Published (PRE-PLANNED Literary Hoax
In the email below, sent in January of 2011, McGinniss reveals that his manuscript,
then under legal review at Crown/Random House,
could not prove its most headline-grabbing allegations. "


SSDD

"In 1987, McGinniss agreed to pay $325,000 to settle a lawsuit brought
by the convicted murderer who was the subject of McGinniss’s book Fatal Vision."

"In 2003, Random House released a larger-than-life, massive bestseller
by James Frey entitled A Million Little Pieces. Later, it was revealed that the book
was a fantastical literary hoax that made its way past some of the highest-paid
and most respected editors and lawyers in the literary world. Doubleday/Random House
felt compelled to offer full refunds to those who had bought the book."


"From: Joe McGinniss To: Jesse Griffin
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:15 PM
Subject: I have to ask you for help
Jesse–
Legal review of my manuscript is underway and here’s my problem:
no one has ever offered documentation of any of the lurid stories about the Palins.
... I’ve neither seen nor heard anything that indicates that Ms. Tripp’s story has any basis in fact.
... No one has ever provided factual evidence that:
a) Todd had sex with a hooker, or with anyone else outside his marriage.
b) Sarah had an affair with Brad Hanson, or anyone else.
c) Track was a druggie who enlisted in the army to avoid a jail term. Or that he vandalized Wasilla school buses.
d) Willow was involved in the vandalism of the empty house in Meadow Lakes. Or that Sarah rushed back from Hawaii to put the lid on that.
e) Trig is not Sarah’s natural born child.
f) Bristol was promiscuous as a high schooler and drank and used drugs, or became pregnant again after Tripp’s birth.

Jesse, if you can put me in touch with people who are willing
and able to substantiate any of the above, now is the time to do so.
Otherwise, I hope you won’t complain that there are no startling new revelations in my book.
... My book represents the last best chance to put the truth about Sarah in front
of the American people in a documented, verifiable way.
But I need facts that I can rely on.
I didn’t live this long and work this hard over so many decades
to wind up as AlaskaWTF between hard covers.
Joe"

22 posted on 09/22/2011 5:42:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: libstripper

I’m surprised MSNBsC hasn’t offered him the head Anchorman position..???


23 posted on 09/22/2011 5:43:25 AM PDT by Leep
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To: libstripper

Must be some of that “climate of fear” that the Palins have around them that made this come to light.

And as the great Steve Roberts said, Palin actually bears some responsibility for the fact that someone like McGinnis would do this stuff. Yes. See what you made me do Sarah. You’re breathing. Its your fault.


24 posted on 09/22/2011 5:43:40 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: libstripper

Must be some of that “climate of fear” that the Palins have around them that made this come to light.

And as the great Steve Roberts said, Palin actually bears some responsibility for the fact that someone like McGinnis would do this stuff. Yes. See what you made me do Sarah. You’re breathing. Its your fault.


25 posted on 09/22/2011 5:43:58 AM PDT by barstoolblues (proud member of the sunzab itches club)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sounds like a defamation lawsuit may be in his and their futures..................


26 posted on 09/22/2011 5:47:05 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: libstripper
It almost seems like the whole thing was engineered to invite a libel lawsuit, knowing that if one was launched, that would take time and energy away from any Palin campaign (plus, opening up the Palins for discovery) and if a suit isn't launched, they'll use it as "evidence" that the claims were true.
27 posted on 09/22/2011 5:47:05 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: Bigtigermike
For the latecomers to the Alaska anklebiter saga, who is Jesse Griffin?

Anchorage Kindergarten Aide Resigns Following Disclosure

And here he IS!

The Immoral Minority


28 posted on 09/22/2011 5:49:58 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: libstripper

They’ll love it in Lower Slobovia.


29 posted on 09/22/2011 5:50:10 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Big Brother is not a person. Big Brother is the Federal Government.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
To good to be true. I doubt that this is the genuine email.
30 posted on 09/22/2011 5:50:31 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: ozark hilljilly

Nothing here—all the Judges are Democrats—a picked jury will be Democrats—they could say that Sarah is really the Daughter of Adolph Hitler and get away with it. The cards are stacked against Sarah Palin. When the truth comes out about Obama and all it will show the most corrupt rule ever in the USA.


31 posted on 09/22/2011 5:51:13 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Red Badger; kevkrom
Random House and McGinnis BOTH had prior experience
with libel and fraud, themselves.

There is absolutely no doubt this was planned
for maximal pain and suffering and hurting America
by someone waiting with very deep pockets (kevkrom probably correct).


32 posted on 09/22/2011 5:53:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

They will, but now’s not the time. They have the ability to destroy both the author and the publisher over this book. But, as I said, now is not the time.


33 posted on 09/22/2011 5:53:12 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: libstripper

I’ll give Joe one little bit of credit ... he is bringing together support for Sarah from the strangest corners, even Levi for crying out loud!


34 posted on 09/22/2011 5:54:22 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: libstripper
The best I got from that email was a new term and I think it should be logged into the FR lexicon!!! That term - AlaskaWTF. And now to use it in a sentence:

but because Sarah’s hypocrisy about her family is one of the things that galls me most

AlaskaWTF is McGinniss talking about here? Hypocrisy about her family? Like she doesn't love them as much as is seen in public?
35 posted on 09/22/2011 5:57:00 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: libstripper
Good job of reporting by Andrew Breitbart.
36 posted on 09/22/2011 5:57:17 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: libstripper

After reading his e-mail I need a shower. This man is a vile invertebrate. This is stalking, pure and simple. Disguising it as “literature” shouldn’t make it any less illegal.


37 posted on 09/22/2011 5:57:57 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: mad_as_he$$
-- I doubt that this is the genuine email. --

If it isn't, Breitbart has opened himself up to a defamation judgment.

The extent McGinniss and Random House are at risk depends on how they couch the material, in the book. If the book says "there are rumors ..." then it's not defamatory.

If it is defamatory, Palin can just hire a lawyer on contingency, and let the case ride out without much investment the way of personal time or emotion.

38 posted on 09/22/2011 6:02:07 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: libstripper

Is Todd Palin a “public figure”?


39 posted on 09/22/2011 6:02:23 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: libstripper

Sounds like he has a personal problem. LOL


40 posted on 09/22/2011 6:02:58 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (http://www.honorflight.org/)
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To: kevkrom

What is the statute of limitations for this crime? Sarah doesn’t have to deal with it right now and should just let them know that she can and will, in her own time. Let them sweat it out.


41 posted on 09/22/2011 6:03:24 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: libstripper
Good morning world. Great read first thing in the morning. Guess this is what Andy meant in his tweet to Joe the other night, “I am working on a game changer”. Yes I posted this on my FB, knowing it will destroy some people's day. Oh well. I do hope Sarah owns Random House and a few others when the dust settles. Thanks for the post.
42 posted on 09/22/2011 6:04:56 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: ozark hilljilly

He ought to be locked in a cell with Jeffrey MacDonald.


43 posted on 09/22/2011 6:06:36 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Josephat
-- What is the statute of limitations for this crime? --

Defamation isn't a crime, it's a civil offense. Just meaning, McGinniss won't be charged by a grand jury or district attorney.

That said, statute of limitations is 2 years, for libel/slander, in Alaska.

44 posted on 09/22/2011 6:06:52 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cboldt

I Agee! Breibart would not have released this if he didn’t think this was legit! Many MSM people are after to get him for all of the other scandals he broke, he’s not going to open himself up to the media sharks if he can’t back this up


45 posted on 09/22/2011 6:09:55 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: mad_as_he$$
To good to be true. I doubt that this is the genuine email.

I would not doubt that it is real. Breitbart got burned on the video that he had received that was out of context. My guess is he has vetted this pretty well.

46 posted on 09/22/2011 6:11:23 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Cboldt

Defamation isn’t. Libel is.


47 posted on 09/22/2011 6:13:54 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: libstripper

Joe McGuiness - Political Pornographer

Random House - his pimp.


48 posted on 09/22/2011 6:14:45 AM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
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To: libstripper

He can just say it’s entertainment and not news.

It works for Fox...


49 posted on 09/22/2011 6:15:41 AM PDT by Domalais
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To: libstripper
Random House Publishing...soon to be renamed Palin House Publishing.
50 posted on 09/22/2011 6:15:41 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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