Is Sarah Palin the victim of a blood libel?

Skewed political-correctness logic has meant that the Tea Party figurehead is being unjustly attacked for misuse of a term that has long assumed metaphorical status. While words can kill, censorship can damage an open society tenfold.

January 14, 2011 12:40
Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)


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Immediately following the horrible shootings in Tucson, the blame game began. Some liberal democrats blamed the shootings on the poisonous rhetorical atmosphere in Tucson. Some pointed to Arizona’s permissive gun laws. Others were even more specific, pointing to a chart publicized by Sarah Palin that identified certain contested congressional districts, including that of wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, by using the crosshairs of a rifle scope.

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