From the usually anti-Palin Politico:
They kicked her around, victimized her, tried to destroy her. But all of a sudden, the lamestream media is coming to Sarah Palin’s defense.
Film reviewers have slammed the British documentary “Sarah Palin: You Betcha!” Newspapers have refused to run comic-strip excerpts of Joe McGinniss’s rumor-mongering tome “The Rogue.” Johnston’s accusations have been consigned to the gossip pages. And none other than The New York Times has angrily taken Palin’s side in a brutal takedown of the McGinniss book.
Reviewer Janet Maslin called “The Rogue” a work of “caustic, unsubstantiated gossip,” accusing its author, who rented a house next door to the Palins for a time, of sloppiness, attention seeking and a lack of neighborliness.
“‘The Rogue’ is too busy being nasty to be lucid,” Maslin concludes, describing its many accusations as “indefensibly reckless.”
In a statement issued through a PR representative, Todd Palin trumpeted the Times review, pointing to it as proof that the book was so reprehensible that “even The New York Times” disdained it.
But it wasn’t the first time in recent weeks the Palins have found the Times — the print voice of East Coast intellectualism — in their corner. The Gray Lady also recently published an op-ed praising Palin as a person of ideas and calling for her to be taken seriously.
The column by Anand Giridharadas — impeccably credentialed as an Aspen Institute fellow and Cambridge, Mass., resident — accused the media of “ignoring the ideas [Palin] unfurled” in her recent speech at an Iowa tea party rally. “Ms. Palin may be hinting at a new political alignment that would pit a vigorous localism against a kind of national-global institutionalism,” he wrote.
Seriously, McGinniss' "book" is trash, and besides being a stalker, McGinniss also proves at the very least he's a racist as well. I'm talking about the allegations about her having an alleged hookup with Glen Rice and an alleged "fetish" with black men. One, because he's making race an issue and two, he's playing on the worn out liberal stereotype of conservatives as racists (Pssst. Hey you conservatives....guess what? Your girl Sarah did the dirty with a black man!)
Where have we heard similar types of bigoted stereotypes before? Oh yes....during the 2004 Presidential Election. Remember John Kerry and that soon to be jailed ambulance chaser John Edwards attack on Mary Cheney? Something along the lines of...."Hey, you Bible thumping conservative voters....Dick Cheney's daughter is a leeeesbian!"
Didn't work then and this lurid attack on Sarah Palin won't work now.
Related: Robert Stacy McCain: "Did You Know the Word ‘Miscegenation’ Was Invented by Democrats as a Smear?" and "The Todd Palin Legal Defense Fund"