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Palin Retorts To ‘Blood Libel’ And Fields Death Threats

January 18, 2011 by  

Palin retorts to 'blood libel' and fields death threats
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently responded to critics who have claimed she is somewhat responsible for the deadly shooting in Tucson, Ariz.

The Tea Party favorite posted an eight-minute video on her Facebook page on Jan. 13, saying that those who have shifted blame to her are committing "blood libel." Palin quoted former President Ronald Reagan, who said that "we must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker," quoted by The Washington Post.

In the wake of the Jan. 8 massacre in Arizona, which left six people dead and 14 wounded, many politicians and commentators have debated the role that political rhetoric played in the attack. Some Republicans have accused liberals of using the shooting to advance their political agenda.

Palin-haters have turned to Twitter with some vitriolic comments of their own, according to FOX News. Some user posts have said that Palin should be "shot" and "assassinated," according to the media outlet. 

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