Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hypocrisy, thy name is Malkin

I mostly ignore both Malkin and Sarah Palin but the opening graf on this post is remarkable in its breathtaking hypocrisy. Without a trace of irony, Malkin, the prime purveyor of ginned up outrage, who really did stalk a 12 year old boy and his family, going so far as to peer in their windows to ascertain the composition of their kitchen counters, says:
You've no doubt read about the Palin family's snoopy new neighbor, author Joe McGinniss, who has rented a house 15 feet from the Palins' backyard to conduct binocular-aided research for his Random House book.
Of course, the only one who has posted any pictures so far is Palin herself, who raced to show the world a shot of McGinniss, with his back turned to her, minding his own business. There's no evidence he's done anything untoward. His only "crime" was to rent the house next door. You might think if the Palins were so worried about their privacy, they could have rented it themselves to keep it empty. Instead they immediately put up an ugly fence. And of course the usual suspects have taken up the cause with Greta and Beck at Fox leading the charge from the right flank to attack McGinniss for doing his job. Crooks and Liars has the backstory and much more.

Meanwhile, Todd immediately slapped up an ugly fence, as you can see from the photo above posted by Greta. Nothing else at the post, so you don't have to give her any hits. And is it me, or is there a weird angle at the bottom of it on the left. It almost looks like they left a low opening at the bottom. Maybe they're hoping to get a shot of McGinniss on his belly peering through? Just crazy.

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Blogger Solomon Kleinsmith said...

Well effing of course Malkin is a hypocrite, but that doesn't make this wack job's actions any less absurd. This guy is doing this as a publicity stunt, and all you people are taking the bait... hook, line and sinker.


12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Farman said...

So what if it's a publicity stunt. Of course it is. He's gonna try and sell a book.

And if, on top of all that, it irks the isht out of Sarah Pain in the Ass, all the better!

3:33:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The Wasilla grifters have cashed in big on their carnival sideshow. There's no reason they couldn't have rented the house themselves if they wanted to ensure their privacy. McGinniss is doing his job and he hasn't done any of the things he's been accused of. If anyone is using it as a PR stunt, it's the Yukon princess.

12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Farman said...

Apparently they did try to rent it from the owner. Except Mr. and Mrs. Grifter had dissed the owner over some money:

"Earlier this year, Palin used her clout with Alaska State Police to get 16 year-old Willow Palin off the hook after she and some high school buddies trashed a vacant home during a bender. The other kids were hung out to dry, and Alaska's Mat-Su Valley boiled at the injustice of Willow's preferential treatment. We warned that Palin should watch her back lest small-town high school drama explode in national scandal."

2:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Farman said...

Oops. That wasn't the pertinent part:

"A woman was renting her house and sought out the author because the Palins had crossed her (owed her money for renovations she had done at their request and never paid her for). So she knew McGinniss was writing the book and found him and offered him the house."

2:42:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Very interesting Farman. Thanks for the update. I have family in from out of town and have missing the news.

3:46:00 PM  

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