Thursday, January 13, 2011
Media: Blood thirsty jews
The Arizona shooter was obsessed about the meaning of words. He made Youtube videos about them and even asked a question to about one to Rep. Giffords just before he shot her in the head.
Immediately, people in the media started questioning whether violent words had anything to do with it. And they focused on politicians like Sarah Palin and others who have used violent rhetoric in the past to question whether they share any of the blame.
After only a few days of media coverage, polls showed that most people thought Palin did not deserve any of the blame for this. And not a shred of evidence proves that the shooter was actually influenced by her (even if rhetoric by people like her may make things generally more likely to happen).
So what does Sarah Palin do?
She unnecessarily issues a videotape of her defending herself and uses another term that has stirred up much controversy -- blood libel (a term used by Christians to accuse Jews of kidnapping and murdering children for their blood so they could drink it.
To Sarah Palin, being criticized for her words is like Christians accusing Jews of kidnapping and murdering children for their blood so they could drink it.
I guess to her the media are a bunch of "blood thirsty Jews"???