'Blood Libel'? Sarah Palin Claims She's Being Persecuted

The Persecution of Sarah Palin
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Sarah Palin says she's the victim of "blood libel" in the Arizona shootings. As one person put it on twitter,

"Really? "Blood Libel"? Someone tries to assassinate a Jewish member of Congress, and you use the phrase "Blood Libel"? Shame on you".

Howard Kurtz, who only a few days ago was defending her actions, now condemns her.

“Especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding,” Palin said in a video on her Facebook page, “journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.”

Blood libel, for those who are not familiar, describes a false accusation that minorities—usually Jews—murder children to use their blood in religious rituals, and has been a historical theme in the persecution of the Jewish people.

Had Palin scoured a thesaurus, she could not have come up with a more inflammatory phrase

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