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Death Threat Against McGinniss in Wasilla Paper Withdrawn

June 3, 2010

The douchebag editor of the Wasilla Frontiersman today, has withdrawn this statement made at the end of his editorial about McGinniss moving in next door to grifter central:

“Finally, those who are fond of Joe McGinnis might remind him (if he doesn’t already know) that Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property.”

Pretty much reads as a threat, doesn’t it? Unless we read it as telling McGinniss to get a gun in case the Palins or their useful idiots come calling. That sword cuts both ways, don’t you think? Anyhow, the douchebag in question has now withdrawn the threat. Problem is you can’t un-ring the bell, nor can you un-blow the dog whistle. Here’s the retraction:

Editor’s Note: While you don’t see my name at the bottom of our editorials, I routinely write them, and I wrote the one that ran Saturday – the one about Joe McGinnis and the Palins’ new fence.

In an effort to find a catchy ending, I was a bit too creative with the last paragraph. If I had it to do over again, I would have left off the last sentence of the editorial. It doesn’t add to my point, which was that there is nothing particularly newsworthy about someone moving in next door nor about a new fence going up to protect the privacy of neighbors.

I certainly did not mean to suggest that McGinnis would or should be the victim of violence. For that matter, I didn’t mean to suggest the Palins would do such a thing.

All of which points to the power of words. I misused them on Saturday. I’ll try to have more respect for that power next time around.

Actually, the editor did suggest that McGinniss should be the victim of violence. As we’ve mentioned, however, that goes both ways. Maybe the local dumbass militia, or whatever queen Sarah calls the her armed peasants, should think about that before they decide to go threaten McGinniss on his property. And by the way, he rented a freaking house. Since when does Sarah have a God-given right to say where other people can and can’t live on property that she doesn’t own?

Any way, McGinniss probably will have a best seller on his hands, and all the publicity Sarah’s given him won’t exactly hurt. He’s also likely to reveal some stuff she thought she had hidden. Eventually, her own stupidity is likely to catch up with her.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Say No to Palin in Politics permalink
    June 3, 2010 6:49 pm

    love the monkey pic, lol, it says it all.

  2. Lisa permalink
    June 3, 2010 7:36 pm

    “McGinniss has followed us for some time now, from showing up on our doorstep last winter, bidding over $60,000 for a military charity auction dinner with me, writing the hit pieces, attending at least one Outside book event, etc,” Palin said.

    I am very curious about the accusation Palin made about McGinnis “showing up on our doorstep last winter” and wonering why this the first we are hearing about it. I’ve looked around online but haven’t found anything about this uninvited visit aside from this new accusation. Does anybody know more about this?

  3. palinoscopy permalink*
    June 3, 2010 8:12 pm

    It’s probably just another fabrication. That said, the mail man shows up on my doorstep daily, and I don’t think he’s stalking me. My neighbor shows up on my doorstep occasionally, as do sales persons, and religious types. None of them is actually stalking me. Sarah’s fantasy life is pretty active and pretty twisted.

  4. AKRNC permalink
    June 4, 2010 6:18 pm

    In regards to McGinniss showing up on her doorstep, he knocked on the door, her son answered, spoke to Track for a few minutes and said it was very pleasant, and gave him a copy of his latest book for $P. Nothing sinister, evil or stalking about it.

    However, I also know of only one article authored by McGinniss about Palin and it wasn’t a “hit piece” as she phrases it. Todd, of course, called it a pack of lies but there was nothing put forth to dispute any of it which is what you would expect if it was blatantly false as she claims.

    • palinoscopy permalink*
      June 4, 2010 6:35 pm

      Stalking is a serious crime, and Palin trivializes it by trying to say that knocking on her door or writing about her constitutes stalking. It doesn’t and she’s just an asshole. She also likes to bandy about talk of her daughters being raped every time someone so much as mentions them. She has some twisted fantasies.

  5. June 6, 2010 3:57 am

    Why is the editorial writer choosing to demonize McGinniss but not the neighbor who rented the house to him? I know ignoring the neighbor’s right to rent his/her house to whoever they want to doesn’t fit into the victim narrative that Palin and her followers have been pimping since she decided to stop working for Alaska, but their selective outrage seems very disingenuous to me.

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