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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    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.
    I moved around, a LOT as a kid and an adult, if there is one thing I've learned is that in one place, a phrase might mean X, and in another it doesn't really mean the same thing or isn't used. I've gotten stared at for using phrases before. It didn't even register as being something to cause an issue... silly me.

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    Sarah Palin and the Pope were on a boat fishing, following their boat was a boat full of reporters. A sudden wind whipped up and blew the Pope's hat off. None of the crew on the Pope's boat could quite reach it. The reporters put down their cameras to assist, but the hat just stayed far enough away to keep from being nabbed. All feared the hat would be lost forever. Mrs. Palin calmly climbed over the side, walked across the water, picked up the hat, knocked the water off it and returned it to a stunned but grateful Pope. The reporters, cameras rolling immediately started filing their stories! This sort of story had to get out immediately! MSNBC was first to report, with a big banner splashed across their screen for BREAKING NEWS!!! The headline read: "SARAH PALIN: Outdoors woman and fitness fanatic CANNOT SWIM!"
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    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.
    Yeah - if I didn't know what it meant then surely SHE couldn't have known what it meant!
    I love to hate her but give her a pass on this.

    But this is her ONE - everyone gets ONE and this is her ONE.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Don't worry, I doubt Palin knew what it meant either before it created such a stink.
    i wouldn't post or say something unless i knew the meaning of my words. good lord.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    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.
    I like how every American magically knows what 'Vitriol" is now.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    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.




    Yep no rhetoric problem....


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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Somebody should clue in Ms. Palin that the target was Jewish.
    This is a goofy statement based on Politics not reality.

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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This is a goofy statement based on Politics not reality.
    Actually, that puts her statement into context more if you think about it. The media, is using the blood of the dead and wounded to attack her with falsehoods.

    Think about it for a second.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Actually, that puts her statement into context more if you think about it. The media, is using the blood of the dead and wounded to attack her with falsehoods.

    Think about it for a second.
    Her crosshairs as the evidence of evil doing. NOW CALL FORTH THE MOB. /sarcasm on the second part
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Actually, that puts her statement into context more if you think about it. The media, is using the blood of the dead and wounded to attack her with falsehoods.

    Think about it for a second.
    Actually, it's even less. Blood libel refers to creating false accusations against a religious minority over murder. In this case, the one who was attacked was the religious minority. It really makes no sense, no matter how you spin it.
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    Re: Sarah Palin accuses critics of "blood libel"

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I hear Muslims make it taste gamey.
    Throw some bacon in there. That'll take care of the gamey taste.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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