The first episode of Sarah Palin’s new reality TV show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” is now online, and in it, she complains bitterly about her lack of privacy. Oh the irony.
UPDATE: Even more irony! Palin was complaining about next-door neighbor Joe McGinniss, who is writing a book about Palin. But the crew of her reality show actually filmed McGinniss while he was sitting reading a book on his private deck, without asking his permission. McGinniss’s lawyer has fired off a letter to the show, demanding that footage of him be removed from the show. “Mr. McGinniss was not asked if any production crew could videotape him as he read a book on the secluded deck of the house he was living in at that time. He was not aware that any camera crew was in fact videotaping him. Mr. McGinniss had a reasonable expectation of privacy under those circumstances. The mere taking of the video therefore gives rise to an actionable claim for invasion of his privacy.”