Friday, September 23, 2011

Breitbart Expose: Random House Prints Palin Expose Based On Allegations Joe McGinniss Couldn't Prove (UPDATED)

Sarah Palin scares liberals so much that one major publishing house may have printed an "expose" that likely is a literary hoax.

Andrew Breitbart has another explosive series of exposes.

Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax

Caught: Random House Published Palin Smears After Lawyers Allegedly Told McGinniss No Proof Existed

Joel Pollak follows up with Random House ‘Rogue’ Scandal Update: McGinniss Confirms, Griffin Fumes, ‘Hooker’ Responds.

Random House has not responded yet.

Somehow, I think we've just seen the tip of the iceberg.

UPDATE: Per Breitbart, Random House has issued a statement sticking with this turd sandwich of a book
Dave Wiegel of Slate reports that Crown/Random House, publisher of The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, has released the following statement on allegations that Joe McGinniss’s book is a literary hoax:

Joe McGinniss’s book The Rogue is based on the author’s extensive on-the-ground reporting in Alaska, as well as in-depth interviews he conducted with approximately 200 people who have known Governor Palin at different stages of her life and career. After a thorough and careful examination of the book, including probing discussions with the author about his sources, we are confident that the reporting it contains is solid, reliable, and well-substantiated.

Yet McGinniss revealed in an e-mail in January 2011 that Random House lawyers had informed him–after all of that “extensive-on-the-ground reporting in Alaska, as well as in-depth interviews”–that his manuscript contained nothing beyond “tawdry gossip,” and that his most “salacious stories” lacked “factual evidence.”

Yesterday, McGinniss told Mediaite: “My reporting continued beyond the date of the email.” In an attempt to prove that claim, he has released e-mails to Weigel showing his correspondence with prostitute Shailey Tripp, as he attempted to substantiate his claim that “Todd had sex with a hooker.”

But the new emails only highlight McGinniss’s decision not to include allegations about a “hooker” in the published book. They do not show why McGinniss chose to include almost every other allegation in The Rogue about which he had admitted in January that there was no “factual evidence.” McGinniss omits any emails relating to those claims.

....We already knew that Random House lied when it promised The Rogue would not invade Sarah Palin’s privacy.

It is now apparent that Random House is misleading the public about the accuracy of McGinniss’s reporting on her personal life.

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