Thursday, September 15, 2011

New York Times Book Review Slams "The Rogue": Sarah Palin Could See This Guy From Her House

Joe McGinniss, the guy who moved in next door to Sarah Palin so that he could stalk her family and author a gossip-ridden book about her, has done just that in "The Rogue." If you've been listening to the stalker-authored soundbites coming from cable news, you've heard dirt worthy of the National Enquirer.

But from the New York Times book review, we learn that the stalker's book "The Rogue" is a "nasty" and "petty" screed that is filled with anonymously-sourced, illogical and "unsubstantiated gossip."

Funny, the little details the cable news channels forget to tell you.

Sarah Palin Could See This Guy From Her House:

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.”

. . . Mr. McGinniss’s most quotable, inflammatory lines call Ms. Palin a clown, a nitwit, a rabid wolf and a lap dancer — and those aren’t the parts that assail her as a wife and parent. . . “The Rogue” is too busy being nasty to be lucid. Mr. McGinniss suggests both that Ms. Palin is committed to stealth religious control of government, and that she is not sufficiently devout.

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