Wednesday, January 12, 2011

'Journalists and Pundits Should Not Manufacture a Blood Libel That Serves Only to Incite the Very Hatred and Violence They Purport to Condemn'

I disagree with Sarah Palin on this one. These people are no longer journalists. They're Democrat Party operatives and propagandists disguised as journalists. If they were real journalists they'd be investigating Sheriff Dupnik Nifong.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) on Wednesday accused the media of "blood libel" by looking to assign blame for the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).

Palin offered a pointed defense of herself and other political leaders who used sometimes heated rhetoric on the 2010 campaign trail — rhetoric some Democrats say created an environment that fueled the assassination attempt against Giffords.

"After this shocking tragedy, I listened at first puzzled, then with concern, and now with sadness, to the irresponsible statements from people attempting to apportion blame for this terrible event," Palin said in a lengthy statement and accompanying video on her Facebook page.

Palin lashed out at the media, one of her traditional targets, saying they fueled the notion that rhetoric played a role in the Arizona attack.

"But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn," she wrote. "That is reprehensible."
Now that the primary target of the media's wrath has spoken out, they won't retreat. They'll just reload and double down on their incendiary rhetoric, whose primary purpose is to destroy Palin. After two plus years of it, it apparently hasn't worked.

Update: Video added, via Instapundit. Thanks for the link!


piraticalbob said...

The Nifong reference is masterly. Well done.

TexMex said...

Well done, Mrs. Palin. That was a powerful rebattal to all the slander thrown at her and the right. Well done Madam.

Pascal (the derivative) said...

Has anybody compiled a library of comments where denizens of the Left had targeted this Blue Dog Democrat? I've seen the Kos remnant, but what about others? This supposed madman is currently in the hands of a Dem operative Sheriff who is reporting the killer as "not cooperative."

The madman did not target a flaming Leftist member of congress, or a "Progressive" Republican. His target was a conservative Dem -- which has the appearance of a vendetta warning with a "Chicago way" means of delivery to all Blue Dogs.

The Left is seeking gains in every way from this awful incident. It smells like Putin if not Stalin.

Elaine C said...

Palin said what Obama should have.  But what else could we expect, since she's far more presidential than he ever will be...