In the 30 minute interview, Palin also addressed the criticism she has faced for her video response to the shootings posted last week on Facebook. Critics particularly took issue with the former governor's use of the term "blood libel," a phrase that for many conjures anti-semetic connotations.
"Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands. In this case, that's exactly what was going on," she said, adding later, "Just two days before an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal had that term in its title. And that term has been used for eons."
The phrase, which traditionally refers to a long-standing anti-Semitic myth that Jews murder children for religious rituals, drew fire from the Anti-Defamation League and others. But Palin insisted critics were taking issue with the phrasing in hopes of derailing her overall message.http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/18/palin-hits-new-low-in-poll/
When Palin posted a video Wednesday defending herself, she came under further criticism for using the term "blood libel" to describe the actions of those who were attacking her and other conservatives.
On Monday, appearing on "The Sean Hannity Show," Palin said she knew the historical roots of the term "blood libel" as an expression to describe accusations that Jews used the blood of slain Christian children in their rituals. She added that the expression was more commonly used to mean falsely accusing someone or some group of people of "having blood on your hands. And in this case that's exactly what was going on."
She said her video was not self-defense but rather "defending those who are innocent, talk show hosts, talk show host listeners, those who have nothing to do with a crazed, evil gunman who killed innocent people."
What the demi-gods of politics, GOP sept, have delivered into our hands is a walking-talking, whining revisionist. The Palin, which inhabits Palin World, is made uncomfortable by the facts concerning history, economics, politics, and the English language,
Last Wednesday she published a video in which she tried to self-canonize herself. What she attempted was the typical Palin effort to make everything about her regardless of the source of the event or incident. Palin made a badly botched effort to assume the victim’s role in a murderous attack upon a U.S. Congresswoman previously “targeted by Palin in an internet attack. While Rep. Giffords survived with nearly lethal injuries, 12 others were wounded and six others died. There was no direct link between Palin World and the shootings. Never one to relinquish the stage, Palin made an 8 minute video of whines, excuses, prevarications, and then capped it off by claiming that she was being victimized by media concerns anxious to lay a “Blood Libel” upon her.
When that exploded in her hands, she retreated to Fox News for a softball interview that gave her prepared questions to “answer.” As cited above, she still demands victim status. In that interview, she claimed to know the meaning of “blood libel” and then proclaimed that the meaning had been changed by common usage. Magical thinking happens in Palin World. If she prays hard enough, sees enough witch doctors to have evil enchantments removed, and stamps her feet while holding her breath, the world will see that her definition can be found in the Palin World Dictionary of Revisionism.
Here’s the downside, Palin Creature. The majority of the nation feels that you are unqualified to hold any public office. Every time you open your mouth and lie to them, they are more and more convinced of your unsuitability for any job requiring intellect, integrity, or, ethics.
In your last two attempts at achieving martyrdom, you have fouled your nest rather nicely. You’ve provided lots of proof that you just don’t care about anything beyond your own epidermis, except for questionably obtained clothing perhaps.
. As for “blood libel,” I’m willing to be my first-born that you had never heard it until someone handed you a script that contained the phrase. You should know by now that revising history doesn’t work well. Someone has always written the truth and secured it. This is particularly true of Jews. We record and save every scrap of history that passes before our eyes from future to past. We are not about to let you co-opt and revise the meaning of a word associated with so much anti-Semitism and the deaths of so many innocent Jews. You claim to be defending the innocent talk show hosts and listeners from crazed evil. Most of those innocents you are so worried about are far from it. They are, however, all too willing to help you fan the flames of anti-Semitism. We’re rather used to dealing with crazed evil, have become so over eons of necessity. You are likely to find that any attempts to court the support of Jewish voters just vanished. You’ve lied your way into a far larger mess than you can picture.
By the way, Palin Creature, Representative Giffords doesn’t owe you anything, apology, forgiveness, or the time of day. On the other hand, you will never be able to pay the debt you owe her, the other wounded, and the six dead. Not, as you whined, for your complicity; but for being so self-centered and selfish as to portray yourself as a victim in this tragedy.
Grow up, go home, and stop whining. No one cares about you but you.