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Creepy Joe: ‘Sarah Incites Hatred’

Posted on | September 20, 2011 | 46 Comments

Joe McGinniss on NBC’s Today show, June 1, 2010

“On the other side of a tall fence that Todd built to protect what remains of his family’s privacy is a rental home currently occupied by Joe McGinniss, a journalist with a contract for a book about Palin. When McGinniss moved in and the Palins complained about this bizarre intrusion, McGinniss went on NBC’s Today show to portray himself as the victim of ‘the same kind of tactic that the Nazi troopers used in Germany in the ’30s.’ As ironic as that claim may be, perhaps the greater irony is that anytime Sarah publicly mentions the media’s evident vendetta against her, her critics accuse her of ‘whining.'”
“Meeting Mr. Palin,” The American Spectator, Sept. 3, 2010

The Creepy Joe Worldwide Lie Tour is under way, as McGinniss publicizes his book-length hit piece on Sarah Palin with the help of his friends in the liberal media. And what he reveals in interviews is the warped mentality of Palin-haters, who project their own inner evil onto the target of their hatred. Here is Creepy Joe on CNN saying, “The Palins scare people. The Palins intimidate, they threaten”:

So powerful is this perverse process of psychological projection that it causes the Palin-haters to blame Palin for their hatred of her.

She is responsible for everything, and they are responsible for nothing: The “Sarah Made Me Do It” defense provides a blanket excuse for any wrongdoing by those afflicted with Palin Derangement Syndrome.

In an interview yesterday with Leonard Lopate on New York public-radio station WNYC, McGinniss attempted to exculpate himself for his foolish decision to rent the house next door to the Palin family by making Sarah the bad guy in the drama that he inaugurated:

(4:11) “She has no sense of proportion. This was a minor annoyance. I can see – I can’t quite imagine the situation being reversed, but I can see if somebody who I thought was doing work that was not going to redound to my benefit moved in right next door to me, I’d wish that that hadn’t happened. But I think I would be an adult about it.“

McGinniss accuses Palin of getting “hysterical” and says if she hadn’t gone public with her complaints, “nobody would have even known about it.” Of course, all of the Palin-haters with whom McGinniss associated while in Alaska — including the vile Jesse Griffin — would have heard all about it from their “fan” Creepy Joe.

McGinniss says Palin “really immersed me in her ability to stir up hate by telling vicious lies about people,” when it was he who chose to immerse himself in the twisted world of Palin-haters who have been telling vicious lies about Palin for years. And then, at 6:14 in the WNYC interview:

“Even this past week, there’s a guy who has a Web site, a right-wing Web site, who linked to SarahPAC, the political action committee, and said he’s raising money to donate to Todd’s legal fund to pay Todd’s legal fees after he’s arrested for seeking me out and beating me up so badly that I have to be hospitalized.”

And who is to blame for this? “Sarah incites hatred,” says McGinniss. “and that hatred among her people can easily turn to violence, so it’s something you’re constantly aware of.”

You see how Palin serves as the all-purpose scapegoat upon which Palin-haters like McGinniss project responsibility for their own hatred. McGinniss deflects criticism of his intrusive behavior and his reckless recycling of unsubstantiated smears against Palin by projecting the blame onto Palin, knowing full well that his fellow liberals share his hatred and will therefore accept his blame-Palin explanation.

Sarah Palin deserves to be hated, McGinniss and liberals everywhere believe. Sarah Palin deserves to be stalked and maligned by her anonymous enemies, McGinniss and liberals everywhere believe.

And if you disagree with the universal opinion of liberaldom — if you think that Todd Palin would be entirely justified if he gave McGinniss the Mother Of All Ass-Whuppings — then you are the one inciting hatred that “can easily turn to violence.”

Well, it hasn’t turned to violence yet, but you never know, eh?

‘It’s Something You’re Constantly Aware Of’



46 Responses to “Creepy Joe: ‘Sarah Incites Hatred’”

  1. DaveO
    September 20th, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    BLUF: do not mess with the corrupt folk of Alaska.

    It’s not-quite-stalking, and McGinniss protected by Alaskan Prosecutors.

    It’s not-quite-libel, and McGinniss is protected by trial lawyers and the deep, deep pockets of the person who has McGinniss under contract.

    Quite likely McGinniss will end up with his own show on MSNBC, replacing Sharpton, who isn’t so sharp.

    And invites to all of the Murkowski dinner parties.

  2. CalMark
    September 20th, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    This man and those like him are the very definition of servants of evil:  unprincipled, banal, and relentless.

  3. CoolChange
    September 20th, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

    McGinniss is a freaking psychotic and he seems to have eaten his advance. Nothing he has claimed is solid and the big stuff is clearly lies and that lack support.

  4. Natasha
    September 20th, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    I didn’t know Creepy Joe was such an old fart — and a dirty old fart,
    at that. I hope the Palins sue his ass out of existence, and then donate
    the money to a very prominent right-wing charity.

    Maybe Creepy
    Joe can collaborate with obstetrician-wanna-be Sully and write “The
    Rogue Uterus: Searching for the real babies to come from Sarah Palin’s
    womb.” Those two creeps seem suited to “working” together.

  5. Liz
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    Lefties keep trying to defend this scumbag by claiming that Palin has consistently spread lies about other people, so it’s fair game.

    Problem is, no one seems able to pinpoint any specific example. They’re generally reduced to shrilling claiming that she’s a liar and they just know it and that that should be enough. Or there are some desperate attempts to shift the discussion to other unsubstantiated smears on her.

  6. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    Joe The Peeper, in a nutshell:

    “Bitch was asking for it.”


  7. DaveO
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    McGinniss and his backer want McGinniss sued. The legal wranglings will take years and drain the Palins’ accounts. Anything that gets her in court gets her off the campaign trail; and makes her vulnerable to more smears.

    The only question is who is McGinniss’s backer? A Republican (my vote) or a Dem?

  8. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Extremely good analysis, Stacy.

  9. ltw
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    Best part of the video is body language and facial expressions of the two ladies on the couch.   It took two ladies, count em, not one to handle this.  Surprised they weren’t holding hands in unity while going through this experience together.  Only they will ever truly experience it.

  10. Owl22
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:31 pm

    Funny all the invective at the author yet not one fact in the book has been proven false. Hmmm

  11. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:41 pm

    or true.

  12. Nobody
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

    “You didn’t give him a chance!”
    “Nope, not a scrap of one. Hell, if he wanted a chance, he shoulda gone somewhere else.”
    — The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

  13. CalMark
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Creepy Joe makes all kinds of dastardly accusations that, by their obscurity and ad hominem nature, are impossible to disprove a negative. 

    That what makes such defamation so vile.

    P.S. Creepy Joe is the spiritual heir of the cabal of scumbags who turned Palin inside out–they even pawed through her garbage–in 2008.  How are startling revelations possible?
    P.P.S. If he was doing this to a liberal, everyone would be up in arms calling him a creep, a stalker, and a pervert.  And rightly so.

  14. Andrew Sullivan
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    I weep for the shame of America. 

  15. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    This is an old tactic.  Richard Pryor made fun of it in one of his stand-up routines.
    Drunk, beating up another customer in the bar:
       Somebody get this n—– off me!
       I didn’t know the n—– was blind!
    It’s like blaming the rape victim for refusing to enjoy it.

    That’s right, leftist jerks.

    “Leftists blame YOU for what they do TO you.” – A. Breitbart

  16. Andrew Sullivan
    September 20th, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    He is Sarah Palin’s neighbor.  Because it is neighborly to move next door to someone so you can spy on them. 

  17. TC_LeatherPenguin
    September 20th, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Name one “fact” from the book; not un-sourced innuendo and/or gossip, but one statement that can be proven true by an independent examination of evidence.

  18. Adjoran
    September 20th, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Half the perception battle is who your enemy is.

    It can only help the Palins that this execrable cretin is their antagonist.  Any decent human being will recoil in revulsion from McGinniss’ repulsive presence.

  19. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

    How often do we hear explanations about how Obama incites hatred?

    Hmmm, crickets chirping.

  20. CoolChange
    September 20th, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    Also if she sues it keeps it in the headlines. McGinniss’ shit doesn’t deserve the time of day.

  21. CoolChange
    September 20th, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Book may be on the best seller list for a couple of weeks if he is lucky, his garbage has strengthed my support of Sarah Palin. Now I want her to run even more and there are millions more like that agree. McGinniss and Bertelsmann’s Book has Backfired.

  22. ThePaganTemple
    September 20th, 2011 @ 6:41 pm


  23. ThePaganTemple
    September 20th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

    If Palin declares her candidacy the Left will go into a frenzy of utter spiteful hate. Then McGinness can say, “see, I told you she makes people hate her”.

    I guess it’s also her fault I wish McGinness and people like him would all just fall down and die an agonizing death. There’s just no way that could be their fault, could it?

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  25. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    So the target of a vicious smear has to prove a negative. I think the term I would use for you, is FOAD.

  26. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    I don’t really see a lot of this crap ending until a few of these assholes end up dead, which of course I would be very sorry to see.

  27. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 8:06 pm


  28. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    A wise jurist indeed.

  29. Anonymous
    September 20th, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

    Good things like that don’t just happen.

  30. Andrew Sullivan
    September 20th, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    I weep that Joe McGinniss is out doing me on bashing Palin.  Hot Negro straight sex?  Why didn’t I think of that? 

  31. Andrew Sullivan
    September 20th, 2011 @ 8:38 pm

    Even though the thought of female coochie spelunking fills me, a gay man, with dread, I would do it because I am that kind of journalist. 

  32. DaveO
    September 20th, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    Perhaps a couple of weeks. How many of our tax dollars will go to bribing the SEIU to buy McGinniss’s book en masse, as with Obama execrable screeds?

  33. McGehee
    September 20th, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    not one fact in the book has been proven false.

    That would be because the book contains no facts. It contains allegations of fact.

    They don’t become facts until the person leveling the allegation proves them to be true.

  34. McGehee
    September 20th, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

    Same here. I’ll settle for reading about it in the paper.

  35. Bob Belvedere
    September 20th, 2011 @ 9:43 pm

    Hey!  Did you know that Joe McGinniss is a Creepy Cheap Whore?

    It’s true, I swear!

  36. Bob Belvedere
    September 20th, 2011 @ 9:47 pm
  37. Bob Belvedere
    September 20th, 2011 @ 9:47 pm
  38. Bob Belvedere
    September 20th, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Kitty Kelly in drag.

  39. Bob Belvedere
    September 20th, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Kitty Kelly in drag.

  40. Bob Belvedere
    September 20th, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

    It makes you wish The Good Lord did intervene in things more often.  He’s owes us some good smiting.

  41. Andrew Sullivan
    September 20th, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    I think Tucker Carlson is cute. 

  42. kansas
    September 21st, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    Let’s ask Mike Tyson about McGinniss’s sexual fantasy with large black me.

  43. kansas
    September 21st, 2011 @ 1:35 am

    black men. Ha. Funny typo.

  44. Garym
    September 21st, 2011 @ 4:51 am

    Now thats some funny right there.

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