NYT Dismantles Palin Smear Book

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by bone, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    Naturally, none of this crap is even remotely substantiated - and the most liberal rag in the universe confirms as much.


    New York Times

    Books of The Times

    Sarah Palin Could See This Guy From Her House


    Published: September 14, 2011

    "Mr. McGinniss explains that he was shocked, just shocked, at the angry response his presence in Wasilla provoked. But “The Rogue” makes the Palins’ widely publicized anger understandable, even to readers who might have defended his right to set up shop in their neighborhood and soak up the local color. Although most of “The Rogue” is dated, petty and easily available to anyone with Internet access, Mr. McGinniss used his time in Alaska to chase caustic, unsubstantiated gossip about the Palins, often from unnamed sources like “one resident” and “a friend.”

    And these stories need not be consistent. “The Rogue” suggests that Todd Palin and the young Sarah Heath took drugs. It also says that she lacked boyfriends and was a racist. And it includes this: “A friend says, ‘Sarah and her sisters had a fetish for black guys for a while.’ ” Mr. McGinniss did in 2011 make a phone call to the former N.B.A. basketball player Glen Rice, who is black, and prompted him to acknowledge having fond memories of Sarah Heath. While Mr. Rice avoids specifics and uses the words “respectful” and “a sweetheart,” Mr. McGinniss eggs him on with the kind of flagrantly leading question he seems to have habitually asked. In Mr. Rice’s case: “So you never had the feeling she felt bad about having sex with a black guy?”"
  2. I actually kind of feel sorry for the author of this book....... I mean how pathetic would your life have to be to want to move to Alaska and live next door to Palin for 3 years, just so you could write an elongated National Enquirer article.
  3. bone

    bone ET Sponsor

    I am not a Sarah Palin fan beyond sexual fantasy (neither she nor Michelle Bachmann are even remotely electable on a national scale, and that IMO is not a bad thing), but the reason that the MSM is not really picking up on this screed is that it obviously cannot be substantiated.

    Again, when you have the NYT calling it fabricated crap ...
  4. Lucrum


    That pretty well says it all.