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Palin's GOP Sympathizers Suggest She Publicly Face Criticism For Rhetoric Inciting Climate For Violence (646 hits)

Palin, Amid Criticism, Stays in Electronic Comfort Zone By JIM RUTENBERG and KATE ZERNIKE
Palin, Amid Criticism, Stays in Electronic Comfort Zone ...
Under criticism that her political rhetoric had helped create a climate for political violence, Sarah Palin addressed the issue in trademark fashion: via e-mail to the conservative commentator Glenn Beck. “Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence,” Ms. Palin wrote to Mr. Beck in an e-mail that he read Monday on his radio program.

Mr. Beck said he received the message over the weekend, when Ms. Palin and her aides were otherwise ignoring requests for comment about the Tucson shootings from members of the mainstream news media.

Such unconventional political communication has served Ms. Palin well in the past two years.

By managing her image almost exclusively through Twitter, Facebook, a reality television show and appearances on Fox News, Ms. Palin has managed to become both ubiquitous and insulated, and to emerge as one of the most formidable Republicans considering a presidential run next year. ...
Posted By: Jen Fad
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 12:09PM
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this does not complete a thought for me ie an incomplete compound sentence...Mrs. Palin with all due respect you don't make alot of sense when it comes to things you need to make sense on.
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 12:50PM
Don't Sarah and Harry make wonderful soulmates?
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 1:05PM
Siebra Muhammad
@ Brother Mozell,
Don't you think Sarah needs to come out for a public interview or something?

@ Sister Siebra,
Where is Harry?
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 3:30PM
Jen Fad
Probably preparing folks for the Great Gathering!
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 3:39PM
Siebra Muhammad
@ Sister Irma,
...notice how Fox with such pride in paying Palin to be a regular on teh network has now limited her to a letter on Beck...

Do you really think that Fox relegated her to a letter rather than having her appear on the Beck program?
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 10:24PM
Jen Fad
I don't think she is directly responsible I won't give her that much juice. I respect her prowess in getting on top of the 15 thing and milking it for a full year...even two. She is not a powerful thinker as far as issues goes but her publicist is shwed...ok gig for spelling there...she knows she'll look like a fool if she does a Rush Limpbrain type she'll build up expectation and then come with something...after we have all realized that this guy though influenced by those money/power hungry fiends and fiendets like Mrs. Palin...acted alone. I can't give her responsibility for this these murders....but she does have a dager and is black hearted enough to continue to stabb at the fears of those white folk who fear everyone who is not rip the fabric of American society...
She and her ilk are murdering....Dr. Kings Dream
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 10:49PM
remix...Since Saturday’s massacre, both Beck and Palin have been criticized by dozens of pundits and bloggers. Palin has been accused of inspiring the incident for creating a map during elections targeting districts of several liberal lawmakers, including Giffords’s district, with the cross hairs of a rifle scope and instructing her followers, “Don’t retreat, reload.”... now that is culpability....more conversation...

“There are nutjobs on all sides,” Beck said. “Tomorrow I am issuing a challenge to reject all violence. If people really believe Americans can become some version of al Qaeda, I will not stand in the shadows as too many overseas did after 9/11. Terror is terror. I don’t care if it’s for Allah or for your party, you are not a freedom fighter, but a killer. There is a difference between a hard-fought political battle and violence … It’s time for politics to stop and sanity to begin.”

Palin responded, “I hate violence. I hate war. Our children will not have peace if politicos just capitalize on this to succeed in portraying anyone as inciting terror and violence. Thanks for all you do to send the message of truth and love and God as the answer.”

Palins remark still lives a bad taste in my mouth and I am being objective...the thing to see now is if Beck lives the words and if the fiendish woman Mrs. Palin embraces scholarship as Robert would say...does she have a clue...or is she an opportunistic Blow hard...blow Sara blow...ok I was being mean...lets see.
The polls are out and a good percentage blame the shooter not the public but in their minds and with their friends...they know influence is a commodity...and homeboy bout their brand long before her purchased the Glock.
Wednesday, January 12th 2011 at 12:13AM
Wednesday, January 12th 2011 at 5:45PM
Siebra Muhammad
Palin is hiding behind her web page, when she should address the issue publicly and in person. She's also sidestepping the fact that it was her web page that had the gun sights on it targeting democratic congresspersons, one of whom was Giffords.

The fact that Giffords herself called this out months ago, specifically citing Palin's gunsight imagery targeting Giffords, is reason enough for Palin to come clean, publicly on this. The least she should do is respond to Giffords, who turned out to be prophetic in the worst kind of way that Palin's gunsight imagery was potentially dangerous and say that she will no longer use such imagery and language.

It doesn't matter if, as Palin and her supporters are saying, whether this loon that did the shooting did so specifically as a result of Palin's page. But no responsible person can credilbly claim that imagery such as that, along with the violence laced political rhetoric (don't retreat, reload!) would not ever have any effect on people who might, because they are crazy or just plain angry, take them up on the suggestion.

I think Palin's response in this way really exposes her for who she is. She's a mean spirited opportunist who'll resort to anything to keep her name in the public eye and make a buck. She's not above inciting violence to do it.

If people don't get this now, then shame on them.

Wednesday, January 12th 2011 at 7:26PM

@ Brother Mozell,
...I can't give her responsibility for this these murders....

True dat, she shouldn't be the lone "scapegoat", eh! I guess I'm a bit biased because sometimes I think the media gives Sarah a "bad rap" one because she's a woman and two because she's a "different kind of politician" from Moose country. I don't think Sarah's dumb at all, but perhaps she's angry with the media from her run as VP for John McCain's Presidential campaign.

@ Sister Irma,
Although I'm not condfromning Sarah's lack of judgement over the webpage targeting Rep Gifford and other Democrats, I do think she needs to speak publicly for the record and stop hiding behind the world wide web. It's the right thing to do.

@ Brother Clark,
...The fact that Giffords herself called this out months ago, specifically citing Palin's gunsight imagery targeting Giffords, is reason enough for Palin to come clean, publicly on this...

I absolutely agree that Sarah should come out and make a public appearance but not with Katie Couric or Oprah (President Obama sympathizers), or anyone who wants to "jump on her" but rather someone like Anderson Cooper.
Wednesday, January 12th 2011 at 8:23PM
Jen Fad
We can maybe start thinking about this that just hit me...Palin's church emported a famous African preachers for his ability to cast witches out to come to her home town to protect her bids for political offices...

during the presidentail campaign I believe that MSNBC was teh only news medium to actually show her preacher casting witches out of her body's rituals...he also protects teh whole home town of Palin's in this way...

and, I have said all of that to say may be that Palin's greatest screw up has been using all of her time making more money until she has niglected to go home and get a witch casting out ritual?!? just think about how every thing she touched turned to money until she stopped going to Alaska? lol (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...anyone asking themselves things like...when Juan Williams was in trouble Fox came to his rescue using all of their anchors to cover this?...notice how Fox with such pride in paying Palin to be a regular on teh network has now limited her to a letter on Beck...the only program with no sponsors since Color of Change and MSNBC reporting directly from teh Black community and now loosing natioanl carriers of is radio show show this only on his program....THINK MY PEOPLE, THINK ABOUT THINGS LIKE THIS AS THIS IS SHOWING OUR BLACK POWERS IN ACTION...LOV YA ALL (SMILE)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Jen, you must be able to answer your own question about Palin...since this woman has come on the public scene when have you not hear from or about her in any thing that has the name president Obama in it for this length of time????????????????

and next Jen, if there was not anything wrong with a site she put up COME March will have been a year she had it up...WHY did she take it down???

now what really posses me of with THIS Palin MESS is the impression of the Mama Grizzly to be getting...RUNNING AWAY EVEN WITH A FULLY HIGH POWERED LOADED AUTOMATIC GUN!!!!!!!!!!! (NUP)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
@Jen, I will join you in supporting Palin for sticking faithfully for what she stands for...she has today shown this to be her goal as well as Jared Loughner in delevering the mission statement of teh Teaparty as Palin is called a leader of the Teaparty. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...too bad for them our illegal Black Muslim president has a larger public platform than they (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
...and, this denouncing of Palin's website with that target placed on her political district taht she, Rep. Giffords represents , was done on March 25, 2010 before the American public air waves. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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