This could turn into an interesting showdown. Glenn Beck leapt to fellow Fox News employee Sarah Palin‘s defense on his radio show today after her recent Facebook announcement that journalist Joe McGinniss had taken up residence next door to her Wasilla home.
Palin apparently sent Beck an email last night before posting the news on her Facebook telling him McGinniss’ presence was a “nightmare for our family.” Beck thinks McGinniss moving next door is the equivalent of stalking, is “really creepy” and that “Todd Palin should receive a medal for restraint.” Beck also issued this threat:
If you don’t get control of your authors I will never mention a Random House book ever again. And I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but I tend to sell books, not just my books, but books from other publishers.
This is true by the way. And if this turns into a larger fight between Glenn Beck and Random House, I suspect, the state of publishing being what it is (and the state of RH in particular, which is not good) McGinniss may find himself pressured to move on. Audio below.
Sidenote: Glenn Beck can rest-assured that Joe McGinniss does not work at Mediaite. [4:20 mark]
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