Thursday, January 13, 2011

Actual Text of Sarah Palin's "Blood-Libel" Comment

MSNBC, The Washington Post, and other leftwing media are attempting to spin Sarah Palin's rebuttal of their attempts to link Palin to the Arizona shooting tragedy last Saturday.  As I noted earlier, they are focusing on her term "blood libel" in an attempt to discredit Palin's rebuttal.

So what did Palin say that was so horrible?  Decide for yourself.  Here is the exact wording that she used:
Vigorous and spirited public debates during elections are among our most cherished traditions. And after the election, we shake hands and get back to work, and often both sides find common ground back in D.C. and elsewhere. If you don’t like a person’s vision for the country, you’re free to debate that vision. If you don’t like their ideas, you’re free to propose better ideas. 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. That is reprehensible.
How is this statement untrue in any way?  It isn't.  See the complete text of her speech here.

1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

I did watch Palin's statement in full yesterday or the day before (Time blurs for me when I'm working and, strangely enough, right now my literature class is studying Crime and Punishment).

I've had some discussions with other bloggers as to how scripted her statement was -- no surprise there, as most politicians and pundits do release scripted statements.

As far as the text of Palin's statement goes, she obviously was careful in her wording. More to the point, however, she did point out some truths that the leftist media do desire to sweep under the rug.

Of course, Palin will not change the minds of those who have already made up their minds. Sadly, most people reach their own conclusions shortly after an events such as the travesty in Tucson.

In my view, Palin didn't say anything horrible in that statement. But the mainstream media will continue spinning the story.