Sarah Palin slams journalists with anti-Semitic reference—Oooops

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Sarah, pleeease run for president. Sarah Palin points finger at journalists over Ariz. shootings with anti-Semitic reference. The would-be 2012 presidential nominee cites the media’s “blood libel” and blames everyone but herself.

Blood libel is a term the neocon Weekly Standard writers love to employ against human rights activists, civil rights activists, the Goldstone Report and Sarah Palin critics. Go to the Weekly Standard search page and enter “blood libel” as keywords.

By Adam Clark Estes in Salon

After nearly a week of silence and waves of bad press, Sarah Palin finally speaks. To Facebook.

Sarah Palin: “America’s Enduring Strength” from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.Since journalists and pundits are manufacturing “blood libel,” the former Alaskan governer must want to speak directly to the people. However, as The Guardian points out, she probably could’ve picked a better phrase to describe the media’s unified attack against her use of violent rhetoric — most notably putting Giffords in the crosshairs on a campaign poster distributed before the shootings.”Blood libel” according to Wikipedia:

Sarah Palin: “America’s Enduring Strength” from Sarah Palin on Vimeo.

Blood libel (also blood accusation) refers to a false accusation or claim that religious minorities, almost always Jews, murder children to use their blood in certain aspects of their religious rituals and holidays. Historically, these claims have–alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration–been a major theme in European persecution of Jews. 

Also, Gabrielle Giffords is Jewish. Oh dear.

– Adam Clark Estes blogs the news for Salon. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @adamclarkestes More: Adam Clark Estes

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