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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Investigative journalist Joe McGinniss moves next door to Sarah Palin:

Jack Shafer is cool with it. But in reviewing the argument pro and con of the matter he also writes:
... McGinniss' stunt will outrage those who believe reporters should get close but not too close, who believe that there is something sacred about an individual's place of residence ...
That's my view, that a place of residence is off limits from the eyes of a reporter, at least in this case. It's not as if Palin is doing something of note at her home, like counterfeiting money or cooking up moonshine, that mandates a peek.

McGinniss is out of line.



9 comments

But isn't Joe less out of line than Sarah who's everywhere and like a nose pick is hard to get rid of?

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 5/27/2010 3:21 AM  

No. Go home, turn off your television, go into your back yard, and she's gone.

Joe has simply become a stalker.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/27/2010 5:05 AM  

Actually, it seems like she is stalking him, taking pictures of him and putting them up on her facebook page.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/27/2010 9:22 AM  

Maybe it would be enlightening to discover who's dropping by the place. Maybe not. It's not like she's staying home so much these days in any case.

Also, it's not where he lives, it's what he does. He has the right to live there as much as anyone, I don't get to veto my new neighbors, why should she?

By Anonymous Mark Centz, at 5/27/2010 10:11 AM  

Meth is more popular in Wasilla than moonshine.

By Blogger JeffKay, at 5/27/2010 12:58 PM  

AP headline is she is sticking to her promise to build a fence to keep him from peering in. I thought, well there goes her view of Russia.

By Anonymous Mart, at 5/27/2010 8:37 PM  

Haha. An ABC news reporter knocked on his door to try and interview him and he told him he was trespassing and to leave or he would call the police.

Yeah, Joe is quite a guy.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/28/2010 6:08 AM  

In the words of her and her totalitarian-loving friends, if she has nothing to hide, she should not mind this at all.

By Blogger redsock, at 5/28/2010 2:52 PM  

Redsock -- if you actually had a real-life stalker move in next door you wouldn't feel that way.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/30/2010 6:59 AM  

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