The Morning Spew » Sarah http://themorningspew.com Politics, Satire & Spew Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:58:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Is Joe McGinniss’ Book, “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” A Hoax? http://themorningspew.com/2011/09/23/is-joe-mcginniss-book-the-rogue-searching-for-the-real-sarah-palin-a-hoax/ http://themorningspew.com/2011/09/23/is-joe-mcginniss-book-the-rogue-searching-for-the-real-sarah-palin-a-hoax/#comments Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:16:36 +0000 PennyThawtz http://themorningspew.com/?p=1234

 

From Big Government.com:

Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax (Updated)

by  Andrew Breitbart

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.”

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. And yet, many of these “salacious stories” that lacked “proof” (in McGinniss’s own words) ended up in the book, and on televisions everywhere during the author’s current media tour … without proper sourcing, and without any apparent new evidence to support them.

McGinniss’s panicked state is evidenced by the identity of the recipient to whom he sent his email of distress. Jesse Griffin was the author of an obscure, low-rent, and now-defunct anti-Palin blog that obsessed over Trig Palin’s maternity–claiming, without any evidence, that Sarah Palin was not Trig’s mother.

Was Random House aware that its prized author was making a desperate overtime bid to save face? And if so, why did it allow him to come forth with most of those tawdry accusations without proof or proper sourcing?

This would not be the first time McGinniss has found himself in trouble over accusations of unethical journalism. 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.  He has also admitted to having surreptitiously distributed a competitor’s manuscript about Palin that was handed to him by his own publisher. The leak allegedly damaged the commercial viability of that book.

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.

Has history repeated itself?

Mr. McGinniss has not responded to multiple requests for comment.

Read the rest and the email at Big Government.com

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Palin’s Left Base has been so helpful to her.  Check out this post.

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Sarah Palin – Race Shifter http://themorningspew.com/2011/09/21/sarah-palin-race-shifter/ http://themorningspew.com/2011/09/21/sarah-palin-race-shifter/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:38:24 +0000 PennyThawtz http://themorningspew.com/?p=1175 I wonder if Mike Tyson and Joe McGinniss  have a clue as to what they may have accomplished in their attacks against former Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin.   I believe that they haven’t just inadvertently helped to garner Mrs. Palin sympathy support,  but that they have  helped to open more people’s eyes as to who Palin really is, what she can accomplish and what she has had to endure for simply  being a successful conservative woman in politics.  Anyway, I like this picture; It speaks volumes.  Sarah may actually  be the one we have been waiting for!

 

 

By STEVEN THOMMA

 

McClatchy Newspapers

 

WASHINGTON —         Look out President Barack  Obama. Even Sarah Palin’s gaining on you.

     A new McClatchy-Marist poll finds that Obama looks increasingly  vulnerable in next year’s election, with a majority of voters believing he’ll  lose to any Republican, a solid plurality saying they’ll definitely vote against  him and most potential Republican challengers gaining on him.

     Even in potential matchups where he leads, Obama in most cases has lost  ground to the Republican.

           The biggest gain came for Palin, the former Alaska governor who  hasn’t yet announced whether she’ll jump into the fast-changing race for the  2012 Republican presidential nomination.

     After trailing Obama by more than 20 percentage points in polls all  year, the new national survey, taken Sept. 13-14, found Palin trailing the  president by just 5 points, 49-44 percent. The key reason: She now leads Obama  among independents, a sharp turnaround.

     Overall, the gains among Republicans “speak to Obama’s decline among  independents generally, and how the middle is not his right now,” said Lee  Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, which  conducted the national survey.

read more at The Miami Herald

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