Saturday, September 04, 2010

Shocking new profile of Sarah Palin in Vanity Fair

There's an amazing new profile of Sarah Palin by Michael Joseph Gross in Vanity Fair:
Even as Sarah Palin’s public voice grows louder, she has become increasingly secretive, walling herself off from old friends and associates, and attempting to enforce silence from those around her. Following the former Alaska governor’s road show, the author delves into the surreal new world Palin now inhabits—a place of fear, anger, and illusion, which has swallowed up the engaging, small-town hockey mom and her family—and the sadness she has left in her wake.
You can read the entire profile at Vanity Fair.

Even more amazing is what the profile's author had to say when he was interviewed:
"The worst stuff isn't even in there," Michael Joseph Gross said on "Morning Joe" Thursday. "I couldn't believe these stories either when I first heard them, and I started this story with a prejudice in her favor. I have a lot in common with this woman. I'm a small-town person, I'm a Christian, I think that a lot of her criticisms of the media actually have something to them. And I think she got a bum ride, but everybody close to her tells the same story."

In the profile, Gross paints Palin as an abusive, retaliatory figure with an extreme ability to lie.
You can read more about the interview about the profile at Huffington Post.

1 comment:

The Richmonder said...

I just had to reject a comment on this post because it contained no facts at all. Someone calling themselves "Truth" tried to post the following:

"The Vanity Fair article is a libel piece. It is nothing more than bald faced lies.

Daniel Gross is a pathological liar. His article is nothing more than a laundry list of his pathological lies. Lies, all freaking LIES."

Now I'm not going to sit here and defend Mr. Gross' piece, because I don't think I have to. "Truth" has offered zero proof that anything in Mr. Gross' article is false. Mr. Gross' article contains numerous quotes, all of which were presumably fact-checked by Vanity Fair. If anything in the article is libelous, than let Ms. Palin file suit. If you feel you have some evidence to the contrary, offer it.

But for you to come onto this site and call Mr. Gross a liar without offering ANY proof whatsoever is itself libel, and I won't tolerate it.

Before you bother to comment on this blog again "Truth," please read my comment moderation policy:

Comments for this blog are moderated. Comments may be rejected for any of the following reasons: falsehoods, defamation, personal attacks, excessive profanity, obvious mental illness, and purely at the whim of the owner of this blog. A good guideline would be a letter to the editor of the Richmond Times Dispatch: if you don't think a newspaper would print your comment, then it's a pretty safe bet I won't either.