Thursday, September 22, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 382

“Crickets: Blues for Palin-Haters” Edition

Steve M, at Radio Vice Online:
“Joe McGinniss himself uses phrases including: a little thin, no one has provided any evidence, unreliable source, rumors … are not facts, garbage, tawdry gossip, malicious speculation and third-hand rumors when discussing content for an attack-book on Gov. Sarah Palin in an email to one of the Palin-hater kings. Head over to Andrew Breitbart’s post at Big Journalism to read McGinniss’ cry for help as lawyers and editors reviewed the book that was presumed to feature multiple nails that would finally seal the Palin political machine into a woodshed in the Alaska outback. Not so much. In January, after spending the previous summer living and working next door to the Palin’s in Wasilla, McGinniss seems to have been slapped into a somewhat lucid state by lawyers at Random House who told him ‘this is all bull manure.’ OK, I paraphrased a bit. McGinniss so badly wants the rumors to be true he’s begging Jesse Griffin – who [operates] an anti-Palin blog – to provide him with the names of his sources so he can contact them to substantiate any of the rumors. Crickets...”
Vincent Ferrari, at Insignificant Thoughts:
“McGinnis is slime, so this should come as no surprise to anyone.”
Don Surber, at the Charleston Daily Mail:
“Hating Sarah Palin is a cottage industry built around those intolerant intellectuals who never bothered to find out just who she is and instead bitterly cling to their stereotype of her as a Church Lady who shoots Bambi from helicopters. Those who hate her are shelling out $13.99 to buy charlatan Joe McGinniss’s book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, which apparently is more fiction than fact. That’s because Joe McGinniss spent a summer in Alaska on his publisher, Random House’s dime and could not come up with anything new. His words, not mine... Mind you, this missive to the blogger was sent on January 27, 2011, after Joe McGinniss had spent the better part of a year trying to dig up something — anything — on her... If she runs, I will vote for Sarah Palin satisfied that there are no skeletons in her closet. She is who she says she is. So many people have vetted her that I have full confidence that there is no scandal anywhere.”
JadedByPolitics, at
“Random House has put Joe McGinniss’s book out as fact, not fiction while knowing full well it is all fiction and nothing he asserts has any basis in fact. McGinniss knew it and via his email Random House knew it as well.”
Joel B. Pollak, at Big Journalism:
“It seemed odd that Joe McGinniss’s new biography of Sarah Palin had received so many poor reviews from media outlets typically hostile to the former Alaska governor. After I read it, the reason became clear: The Rogue is so lurid, malicious, and self-evidently false that Palin’s opponents fear it will undermine their cause. It also reveals more about the shared mindset of the left and the mainstream media than many journalists would care to admit. McGinniss seems driven by an irrational hatred of Palin. That is apparent from the nasty charges he makes about her, which are not only sensational but also self-contradictory... Ironically, while McGinniss tried to write the definitive Palin exposé, he inadvertently exposed how the left-wing gentry and the media think–not just about Palin, but about Americans in general. It is no accident that McGinniss’s impressions of Wasilla and Obama’s thoughts about rural Pennsylvania are virtually the same... That tone-deaf tactic hasn’t worked, as Palin’s recent surge in opinion polls shows. And it won’t work, because most reasonable people have stopped buying the lies about Palin.”
Daniel Foster, at NRO's The Corner:
“McGinniss says he ‘need[s] facts [he] can rely on,’ but if this admittedly astonishing e-mail is the real deal, he appears to have failed to get them, and has gone instead with gossip he can profit from.”
Michael Smerconish, at
“By now you've heard about a new book, The Rogue, concerning the behavior of a narcissistic public figure set in Alaska during the summer of 2010. What you wouldn't know until reading it is that the protagonist is its author, Joe McGinniss, not his purported subject, Sarah Palin. While the subtitle claims the work concerns ‘searching for the real Sarah Palin,’ it is instead the personal diary of an author trolling for rumor and innuendo while living directly next door to his subject for 3 1/2 months... No bathroom stall in Alaska was left undisturbed in his quest for dirt.”
Dan Riehl, at Riehl World View:
“One of the memes McGinniss and the Left would like to push is that former Governor Sarah Palin is driven by self-interest and ulterior motives. Perhaps it's time people begin thinking of Joe McGinniss in that context.”
Charles Hurt, at The Washington Times:
“Sarah Palin is not even running for president, and yet the very thought of her existence inspires such frenzied high moralizing from the media that they cannot resist reveling in the most salacious and spurious claims about her. Like dogs discovering a pile of fetid manure, they blissfully roll in the gossip and grind back and forth until the offensive stench is mashed deep into the very pores of their skin. Then they trot off, proudly reeking of the stench that proper humans try to avoid. Even the most pious of journalists who went to great lengths to savage the ‘author’ and his ‘reporting’ techniques opted, of course, to review the book and spread the good word.”
Brent Bozell, at NewsBusters:
“McGinniss was out to destroy Sarah Palin and NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie rolled out the red carpet.”
William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“The controversy is not that a convicted rapist would make such statements, but that The Daily Caller would run the clip with a bold traffic-grabbing headline and keep it there without so much as any commentary (which was not added until later)... There is a huge difference between an article discussing despicable comments about conservative women, and quoting the language in the context of analysis, and what The Daily Caller did... This is a disaster compounded by the folks at The Daily Caller digging while in a hole, and digging even harder when people called them out on it, and doubling down on the digging as it went viral. Can The Daily Caller survive? Should it? Depends on how much money its investors want to throw at it, because at this point it’s a pretty deep hole they’ve dug.”
“Well, the last thing I need as a conservative is a lecture by Tucker Carlson about how to act like one. Especially a guy whose alleged ‘conservatism’ shifts like the wind.”
Mark America:
“One of the reasons that so many of my fellow Tea Party patriots and Palinistas are ready for a Sarah Palin campaign to begin it because we’ve become so tired of the smears against us. Each time they mock Sarah Palin, those in the establishment are taking shots at us too. Each and every time they smear Sarah Palin, they try to slip something in about those of us who support her that will tend to paint us as those people. You know… Those people. Yes, they mean us. It’s true for Tea Party patriots too. This interminable war on the Tea Party and Sarah Palin has gone on, will go on, and the establishment in DC will maintain its stance against us, either until we go away quietly, or until we displace them. This country is ours, and for decades, ordinary Americans with extraordinary virtues have kept this country afloat while the party of DC keeps crashing the ship of state into the largest icebergs it can find. I don’t know about you, but for once in more than three decades, I’m ready to finally fight them. Rather than endlessly defending ourselves, our principles and our leaders against smears meant only to debase, dismiss, and disable, I think it’s time that we went on offense.”
PennyThawtz, at The Morning Spew:
“Mike Tyson and Joe McGinniss... haven’t simply 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.”
Dana Loesch, at Big Journalism::
“Moss operates under the misconception that his show exists in a vacuum, and that anyone affected by its offensive content is out of line for … being offended. He had a rapist on his show and he and his cohorts stopped short of picking up their pom poms and cheering Tyson’s remarks. Yes, I and all the other women out here are a treat because we expect men to act manlier than prepubescent boys giggling like they’re talking about sex for the first time. It was only funny to you guys. To everyone else it was painful in a non-comedic way. Painful like when The Situation tried to tell jokes at the Donald Trump roast and bombed. This wasn’t locker room humor, this was violent fantasy. I’m also not one to think the worst of the male sex and brush this off as ‘boys will be boys’ because this isn’t how men act. This is how progressives act, though. Where is NOW, by they way?”
Exit Quote - Unattributed:
“Haters are like crickets; they make a lot of noise you can hear but you never see them, then you walk right by them and they're quiet.”
- JP

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