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Palin Blood Libel

Sarah Palin: Crosshairs Used By Democrats, Critics 'Not Going To Shut Me Up' (VIDEO)

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, defending herself against criticism following the Tucson, Ariz., shootings, said Monday that she u...

Sarah Palin: 'Blood Libel' 'Exactly What Was Going On'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, defending herself against criticism following the Tucson, Ariz., shootings, said Monday that she used the term "blood ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Blood libels aside, this week was dominated by talk of ratcheting down the tone of our political discourse and upping the civility. But the president went further, asking us to "use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations" and "sharpen our instincts for empathy." And he went further still and defined the challenge ahead: "to constantly widen the circle of our concern so that we bequeath the American Dream to future generations." The State of the Union is a great opportunity to put flesh and blood on this challenge. The president needs to address both of the ways his administration proposes to "widen the circle of our concern," and the ways citizens can sharpen their instincts for empathy by reaching out to those in need -- rebuilding lives and communities. Without this combined effort, bequeathing the American Dream to future generations will remain just an eloquent rhetorical flourish.

In the Wake of the Arizona Tragedy, Are Right Wing Pundits Telling the Truth?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mitchell Bard

In the days since the massacre in Arizona, the mainstream political media (and much online discussion) have zeroed in on one question: Did the uncivil...

WATCH: Colbert Defends Palin, Angry Political Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While last night's "Daily Show" took a swipe at Congressional "quick fixes" after the shooting in Arizona, "The Colbert Report" focused on the media's...

Chris Christie: Sarah Palin's 'Blood Libel' Comment Was Unnecessary

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) gave a cool review Thursday of Sarah Palin's use of the controversial phrase "blood libel" in her response to the c...

Sarah Palin Plays By Her Own Rules On Shootings, Politics

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With her video accusing critics of "blood libel," Sarah Palin again showed an unprecedented and daring political command of social ...

WATCH: Sarah Palin's Top 10 FAILS

Matt Wilstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

Sarah Palin tried really hard with her video response to the Arizona shooting. But she just had to slip the antiquated, anti-Semitic term "blood libel" into her statement.

The Palin Standard

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

Sarah, you can't have it both ways. It's either "individual responsibility" meaning that we only punish those who commit the crimes, or collective guilt, so you can punish Americans for the wrongs to which they have no connection.

Blood Libel Wikipedia Entry Hacked

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Well, that didn't take long. Earlier this afternoon the Wikipedia entry for "blood libel," the word on the tip of everyone's tongue today after Sarah...

Palin's Charge of Blood Libel Plays the Jewish Card

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Although it's pretty strange, her choice of analogies may have more merit than one might think. One must also appreciate that in this case at least, Ms. Palin seems to think that she is Jewish!

Sam Stein

Clyburn: Palin 'Intellectually' Incapable Of Understanding Arizona Shootings

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first spoken words on the shootings in Tucson, Ariz. -- a lengthy denunciation of both violence and pun...