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