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Journalist Moves Next Door to Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin Biographer Immerses Himself in House Next Door

Fame. I bet Sarah Palin never imagined an inquisitive journalist moving in next door would prove she's arrived. Author Joe McGinniss insists he's not there to stalk her — not even observe her — but to spend the Summer in Wasilla talking to the people who know her best. Besides, he told the Today show this morning, $1,500 a month for a six-bedroom lake house is a steal.

In a soap opera-ish turn, he actually did not seek the house out. Palin's permanent neighbor, McGinniss's landlord, tracked him down and offered it to him. It was an act of revenge on the Palins for, allegedly, owing the neighbor money.

The Palins have raised their fence, so McGinniss can't see over, and Sarah has lashed out at him. "Wonder what kind of material he'll gather while overlooking Piper's bedroom, my little garden, and the family's swimming hole?" she wrote on, where else, Facebook.

She calls it stalking, and he calls it good journalism; but what would you call it?

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kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I have to disagree with anonymous no 11. If Glenn Beck does this, it'll be all over the MSNBC, CNN. It'll probably be part of the mainstream news. The outrage and anger will be outpouring. I will bet you bucks on that one. :)
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
oh, and after actually watching the video, he's an established author, very intelligent and had honestly doesn't seem to have an malicious intent. the place is $1,500 for six bedrooms, that's a pretty good price!
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
as a journalist, it's probably good to be in such close vicinity to your subject, it's kind of like going along for a ride with an interviewer, though in this case he's kind of uninvited. chloe: she probably believes if she yells "perv!" it would deflect attention from her.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
And P.S., has anyone else noticed that her first line of defense against any man who's not a fan of her's (David Letterman, this biographer, etc.) is to imply that they're perverted child molesters?
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Runningesq - GOOD POINT! And also, from the photo's I've seen, it's not like in a city where your neighbor's house is 10 ft away from yours. I highly doubt he's going to be in a position to spy into her daughter's bedroom.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I love how she tries to sound so "folksy" -- have you seen her house? Having money is fine, but stop calling your inground pool "the swimming hole"
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Not saying that the guy is a paparazzi, perhaps it's better for a guy to be renting houses next to 'celeb's or whoever 'hot' not being recognized as paparazzi. It's seemingly less 'unsavory' in that way. But of course, I'd see it like the way a paparazzi will want to do it, if they have the chance or opportunity, why not, so this guy is the same way. It's all about opportunity and he sees it offered, and he took it although he can say 'no, thanks.' :)
Love-and-Sex Love-and-Sex 7 years
Nevaeh1978 I read that the National Enquirer tried to rent the house, but the neighbor said no, preferring this guy.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
I don't know why but Lady Ga ga's 'Paparazzi' song is playing in my head while reading the post. LOL! Oh I'm sure if paparazzi can rent the house next door to...Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's for that price, they'd jump and take it too. Opportunity knocks and of course they would jump to get it. It's up to people to interpret if it's good journalism or etc.
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