Joe McGinniss

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Palin Nemesis, Author Joe McGinniss Dead at 71

'Fatal Vision' writer, Palin provocateur suffered from prostate cancer

(Newser) - Joe McGinniss, the bestselling author of books that ranged from politics to true crime, and more recently the provocateur behind the most famous fence in Wasilla , has died at the age of 71. McGinniss announced last year that he'd been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer; he died yesterday in... More »

Palin Threatens to Sue McGinniss Over Rogue

Publisher, author printed info they 'knew to be false,' says attorney

(Newser) - Here's something that's bound to get more people reading The Rogue. Sarah Palin is threatening to sue author Joe McGinniss and his publisher for his tell-everything tome about the former Alaska governor, which includes gossip about drug use and adultery, reports ABC News . The work was roundly criticized... More »

Joe McGinniss Defends 'The Rogue'

Insists Sarah Palin bio is no hatchet job

(Newser) - Looks like Joe McGinniss is in full spin mode after reviewers largely decimated his new biography of Sarah Palin. Although The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin depicts her as a racist, bulimic bully who indulges in religious nuttiness and extramarital affairs, 68-year-old McGinniss insists his book is no... More »

Todd Palin: The Rogue Full of 'Disgusting Lies'

McGinnis 'traffics in innuendo and falsehoods,' Palin says

(Newser) - Todd Palin was pretty peeved when Joe McGinniss moved in next door, and he's downright furious now that the author's book on his wife has been released, Politico reports. The Rogue—which accuses Sarah Palin of adultery and illegal drug use , among other things—"is full of... More »

Joe McGinniss' The Rogue Fails to Shock or Awe

'Petty' Palin book is full of unsubstantiated gossip, says NYT

(Newser) - Joe McGinniss has been writing about presidential politics since 1968, but his new book on Sarah Palin, The Rogue, is "dated, petty, and easily available to anyone with Internet access," writes Janet Maslin in the New York Times . With allegations of cocaine use and sex with basketball stars... More »

McGinniss Book: Palin Had One-Night Stand, Used Coke

At least, according to the Enquirer 's sources

(Newser) - Never shy about trumpeting scoops from the mountaintops, the National Enquirer 's latest is, as usual, less than subtle: "WORLD EXCLUSIVE! SARAH PALIN BOMBSHELL BOOK SHOCKING CLAIMS!" Turns out the Enquirer says it has sources with information about Joe McGinniss' upcoming book on Palin , and they say... More »

Sarah Palin Has a New Grandchild

This time her parents are married, though

(Newser) - Sarah Palin reportedly has a new grandchild—and this time, thankfully, Levi Johnston has nothing to do with it. Palin stalker/biographer Joe McGinniss breaks the news on his blog , saying that Track Palin and new wife Britta have given birth to a baby girl named Kyla Grace Palin. In a... More »

Who Leaked the Palin Tell-All?

Its authors allege it was Sarah's favorite neighbor, Joe McGinniss

(Newser) - Who is responsible for distributing the leaked Sarah Palin tell-all ? According to its authors, none other than Joe McGinniss, Palin’s former neighbor, who is also writing a book about her. A letter from the authors’ attorney to McGinniss calls the matter “no more than that of a... More »

Rigged Polls, Broken Laws: Inside the Palin Tell-All

Former aide spills on Sarah

(Newser) - Frank Bailey was once one of Sarah Palin’s closest aides, but he turned on her and wrote a tell-all alleging, among other things, that Palin broke state election law in 2006. The 500-page manuscript, titled In Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of our Tumultuous Years, was leaked... More »

Joe McGinniss Spills on Summer in Wasilla

An 'undercurrent of fear' grips Palin's town

(Newser) - When Joe McGinniss moved in next door to the Palins on Wasilla's Lake Lucille, "Mama Grizzly" was furious . But, McGinniss claims, the rest of the town welcomed him. He's heading home to Massachusetts today to write his book, and talks to the AP about Palin's politics and the "... More »

Editor Who Threatened McGinniss Is Fired

He loses job after joke gone wrong

(Newser) - The editor at Sarah Palin's hometown paper who reminded Joe McGinniss that Alaskans can use "deadly force" to protect their property is now looking for a job. The publisher of the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman sent Tom Mitchell packing after his line set off a media firestorm of its own,... More »

Wasilla Paper Apologizes for Joe McGinniss Threat

It was an attempt to be 'catchy,' not intimidating

(Newser) - The editor of Sarah Palin's hometown paper in Alaska has issued a mea culpa for pointing out that author Joe McGinniss could find himself on the wrong end of "deadly force." (Previous story here .) "I certainly did not mean to suggest that McGinnis—(like the original... More »

Todd Palin: 'Creepy' Neighbor Has Ruined Summer

Family thinking of moving to escape Joe McGinniss

(Newser) - The Palin family summer has been spoiled, thanks to author Joe McGinniss moving in next door, and Todd Palin called Kathleen Parker to talk about it. Parker writes in a Washington Post blog that the Palins are considering moving the family elsewhere rather than live with "big brother" watching... More »

Watch It, McGinniss: Palins Could Shoot You

It's not a crime in Alaska to use deadly force to protect your property

(Newser) - In case you were were wondering, some Wasilla locals are amused by the fuss the national news media—from what they call Outside—is making over Todd and Sarah Palin's new fence. The town paper, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, has gotten breathless calls from news organizations, including the Today show,... More »

Author: Palin 'Incites Hatred' Like a 'Nazi Trooper'

Joe McGinniss says he grabbed the house because it was cheap

(Newser) - For much of his interview with Matt Lauer this morning on the Today show , author Joe McGinniss seemed reasonable enough. Sarah Palin's least favorite new neighbor said he's not up to anything “creepy,” and that he'd “be living in this house if the Palins lived on the... More »

McGinniss: Sarah Palin Is Being 'Hysterical'

The author-next-door gives his side

(Newser) - Joe McGinniss says it would have nicer (and smarter) to have gotten cookies from Sarah and Todd Palin rather than the "hysterical" and "hostile" reaction he got instead. McGinniss tells the Washington Post that Todd confronted him on his porch and predicted McGinniss would be installing microphones and... More »

The Law Won't Help Palin Get Rid of Author

He might be a creep, but that ain't illegal

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has called Joe McGinniss, the author who moved in next door, a “stalker,” so couldn't she just take out a restraining order on him? Nope, sorry. As Christopher Beam of Slate explains, a stalker is, according to Alaskan law, a person who “recklessly places another... More »

Watch Out, Sarah: Wasilla Might Take You Down

Her 'everywoman' image can't take the hit

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is doomed, warns Gawker , and it's her Wasilla brethren, not the Democrats, who are could take her down. Sure, the fence she built around her home will shield her family from the prying eyes of the "lamestream" media, writes Adrian Chen. But the problem isn't the press—... More »

Palin Builds Fence to Block Snoopy Writer's View

Says she needs to protect her family

(Newser) - When Sarah Palin's would-be unauthorized biographer, Joe McGinniss, moved in next door , the Palin family made a not-so neighborly move: They built a great big fence. The former governor tells AP she needs to protect her family's privacy. Why, she asks on Facebook, would McGinniss need to look at "... More »

Palin's Neighbor Rented to Author for Revenge

Palins owed her money, so she sought out Joe McGinniss

(Newser) - As the Wasilla world turns: It seems Sarah Palin's next-door neighbor purposely rented her home to author Joe McGinniss because she wanted to exact some revenge. She "was renting her house and sought out the author because the Palins had crossed her (owed her money for renovations she had... More »

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