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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK View Post
    Then why were we talking about her and her possible influence over the shooter from the day this happened?
    Because journalists speculate when they don't have answers.

    Because the good that may come from this tragedy is a national conversation about the current tone of political discourse.

    And Palin, like it or not, will be part of that conversation. She's pushed the boundaries with her ignorant hate-filled rants, and her map targeting representatives... now her 'blood lust' comment will be analyzed and I'm sure she'll have to release another statement explaining that.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by fbi10 View Post
    This speech is just another reason as to why Sarah Palin is just awesome and classy...
    Awesome in what sense...??

    She is too stupid to understand the biblical reference in her own speech...

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post


    Awesome in what sense...??

    She is too stupid to understand the biblical reference in her own speech...
    i honestly don't know what she was thinking using that term. it's puzzling, really.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i honestly don't know what she was thinking.
    I hope you aren't making the mistake of thinking she was.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I swear, what the hell is going on? Liberals started the fight...why are they mad when they get countered? Sarah Palin had every right to correct the left wing bull sh*t that people like Krugman or whatever the f*ck his name is and the nut jobs on here are pertpetuating. If you are mad about her defending herself, then you are the problem.
    Actually, I am angry about professionally manufactured messages. "Blood libel"was used by a columnist over the weekend, and the whole "duel" argument was used on Chris Matthews yesterday. We don't have a rhetoric problem. We have a propaganda problem. A cognitive neuroscience problem. The hamhanded "crisis management" responses being used by the conservative media machine to deal with the Tea Party debacle may very well have had something to do with the recent shootings. Both sides are too dependant on these techniques to discuss them openly. Fortunately, simply talking about them reduces their effectiveness.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    I'm kind of eagerly waiting for Wikipedia to crash due to all of the people (myself included) visiting the "Blood libel" page because they didn't know what it meant either.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i honestly don't know what she was thinking using that term. it's puzzling, really.
    I know what she meant, so do you guys. She was using it in the sense of making a false accusation against someone for gain. Which really, is what the Blood Libel has always been. The EXACT terminology I know refers to the "Jews baking blood" stuff. However, I have heard this phrase used as she has in the past. Isn't what I would have said, mostly because it allowed for this sort of stupid thread to be made.

    Everyone is focused on one phrase instead of her speech, and what she had to say. Sad really, many of the folks here vomiting across the pages of this thread are also many of the same screaming about the "rhetoric of discourse" out there.

    It's quite amusing.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Before this issue I had no clue that "blood libel" was a phrase, that it had a definition, or that it was remotely related to Jewish anything.

    New to me - all around.

    I thought she meant it like "libel" and then "blood-money" - you know, mixing these two: "blood libel" - as in "people are just using this situation to get to me and ruin my career"
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Before this issue I had no clue that "blood libel" was a phrase, that it had a definition, or that it was remotely related to Jewish anything.

    New to me - all around.

    I thought she meant it like "libel" and then "blood-money" - you know, mixing these two: "blood libel" - as in "people are just using this situation to get to me and ruin my career"
    Don't worry, I doubt Palin knew what it meant either before it created such a stink.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I know what she meant, so do you guys. She was using it in the sense of making a false accusation against someone for gain. Which really, is what the Blood Libel has always been. The EXACT terminology I know refers to the "Jews baking blood" stuff. However, I have heard this phrase used as she has in the past. Isn't what I would have said, mostly because it allowed for this sort of stupid thread to be made.

    Everyone is focused on one phrase instead of her speech, and what she had to say. Sad really, many of the folks here vomiting across the pages of this thread are also many of the same screaming about the "rhetoric of discourse" out there.

    It's quite amusing.
    Well, I honestly don't think that she meant to outrage anyone by using the term. I think that she either didn't know what it meant, or it was just a very misguided decision. There are plenty of other terms out there that she could have used to clearly get her point across. It doesn't seem to me that the term's metaphorical use is all that common. Perhaps I'm wrong. Even if she knew full well what she was talking about, it's kind of an absurd example. People were criticizing her ad which was deemed inappropriate due to the circumstances. She obviously agreed because she took it down. As for the people who were trying to tie her ad directly to the shooting, it's really nothing new. People play absurd partisan politics and keep amping it up more and more. The rhetoric is really getting out of hand.

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