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Salon Publishes Call for Murder of Sarah Palin
Saturday, December 18, 2010 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/18/2010 7:45:58 AM PST by kristinn

Liberal online political magazine Salon.com published a letter to the editor yesterday that called for the murder of 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

The letter was written in response to a mocking article at Salon titled, Good Morning America's painfully friendly interview with Sarah Palin by Alex Pareene.

Pareene snarkily sums up the GMA interview, "The interview was basically split into a couple of distinct sections: How awesome is your family, how bad is Barack Obama, how awful are people who criticize you, and how awesome is America?"

The first letter published in response to the article calls for Palin to be electrocuted by a cattle prod by convicted dog abuser Michael Vick, "Vick gets a pet to torture and we get rid of Palin. A win-win for everyone!"

That letter has apparently sat in the pole position under the article in the Letters to the Editor section since it was posted "Friday, December 17, 2010 12:33 PM ET."

The Letters section for the GMA article lists 65 letters published over four pages. Each letter has a "flag" button to call attention to Salon editors about objectionable comments. It seems no one at Salon finds it objectionable for the site to publish an explicit call for murder.

Salon's Editor in Chief, Joan Walsh, is a regular on MSNBC and CNN. Will Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough or Wolf Blitzer attack Walsh for prominently publishing a call for the murder of Sarah Palin? Will Walsh do the right thing and publicly apologize to Palin and pull the letter?

Friday, December 17, 2010 12:33 PM ET

" I Have An Idea"

" Let's let Michael Vick keep Sarah Palin as a pet instead of a dog. It will be safer for dogs and maybe we'll get the satisfaction of having Vick electrocute Palin! You know that after listening to that voice for longer than 30-seconds Vick would be lunging for the cattle prods.

"Vick gets a pet to torture and we get rid of Palin. A win-win for everyone!"

—Owen Meany IV

Read Owen Meany IV's other letters.


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To: kristinn

“liberals” don’t deserve to be called liberal. They are self-loathing pessimists with no ethical or moral principles. They are nothing, believe in nothing, and are worth nothing.


51 posted on 12/18/2010 8:30:41 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: kristinn

When will the SS and FBI shut Salon down
until the authors and enablers
of this atrocity are identified?


52 posted on 12/18/2010 8:30:50 AM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: matt1234
Yeah, but who wants to do all the heavy work of dragging libs from under their beds?

Think General Sherman in Georgia...

53 posted on 12/18/2010 8:31:24 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Rappini

I think the pic just cuts off there.


54 posted on 12/18/2010 8:31:35 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: kristinn

Another sad and pathetic asshole living in mommy’s basement lashes out at Srah Palin.
Can’t say that I am shocked. The left is basically a gathering ground for sick and diseased minds............


55 posted on 12/18/2010 8:32:36 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: kristinn
PDS is a disease that grows stronger in direct proportion to Sarah Palin’s increasing influence. Breath-holding, violent fist shaking, spittle, crude invectives, hair-pulling, unhinged commentary, jealous rages and increased drug consumption are some of its outward manifestations. Internally, PDS basically rips every organ apart leaving a quivering mass of wet jello. Prognosis for PDS sufferers is, unfortunately, Very Poor.
56 posted on 12/18/2010 8:32:43 AM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: Maverick68
"I have an idea: anyone that hurts Ms. Palin dies, sound good?"

While in Alaska I'd guess Sarah and Todd Palin provide their won security.

Elsewhere, I'd bet they hire the best of private agencies and follow the strictest protocols.

That said, eventually some deranged commie will try.

57 posted on 12/18/2010 8:33:29 AM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: kristinn; surroundedbyblue; shurwouldluv_a_smallergov; Judith Anne; rkjohn; PadreL; Morpheus2009; ..
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

58 posted on 12/18/2010 8:35:57 AM PST by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: Rappini

Looks like a military M4 (14.5”) that the picture cropped off a few more inches from. The short hand guards (what is installed on the weapon she’s holding) need at least a

10 1/4” barrel to have a flash hider installed immediately past the front sight.


59 posted on 12/18/2010 8:37:15 AM PST by E.Allen
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To: Never on my watch

“Come with me if you want to live.”


60 posted on 12/18/2010 8:38:09 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: soycd
Even better...said person is kept healthy and alive for as long as possible and 16 hours per day they are subjected to the most painfully possible stimulus and the other eight hours they can sleep to remain healthy.



Spoiler ALERT!















Reminds me of what was done to the Emir in Tom Clancy's new novel Dead or Alive.

NOT endorsing it, btw.

Cheers!

61 posted on 12/18/2010 8:41:10 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: kristinn
I did not see a Black Panther nor did I read about a death threat against Sarah Palin. I will however be going after those rich old white guys on Wall Street.

62 posted on 12/18/2010 8:42:13 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: narses

Sarah Palin did not abort her DS baby. It is a slap in the face to all those liberals who did.

She loves her family, and is married to one man. That’s another slap in the face to all those alternate lifestyle liberals.

She has more than 1.8 children. That is a slap in the face to all those Earth-First Gaia-worshipping liberals.

She’s happy and shows no evidence of feeling guilty for eating meat she kills. That is a slap in the face to all those PETA/EPA liberals.


63 posted on 12/18/2010 8:43:55 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: kristinn

What a pussy! Is he afraid of a widdle girl??
I have no idea who this cowardly POS is, so I’ll only say... Bring me this girly-’mans’ head on a pike, I’ll slip you a Benjamin, and we’ll go get a Burger and Fries... my treat!


64 posted on 12/18/2010 8:46:02 AM PST by MS_Steve
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To: kristinn
If this isn't HATE speech, I don't know what is... Does the editor of Salon think he/she is immune from murder? Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword. These clowns would be wise to tone it down a bit...
65 posted on 12/18/2010 8:48:06 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Maverick68

Absolutely.


66 posted on 12/18/2010 9:01:59 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: kristinn
The Left cannot take their eyes off her, and it fills them with self-loathing.

ineluctable

67 posted on 12/18/2010 9:02:37 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Rebelbase

...and I always respond to liberals with “what were Obama’s qualifications?”


68 posted on 12/18/2010 9:02:37 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: kristinn

The left’s hate for Palin is palpable. And it views itself as the tolerant compassionate ideology.


69 posted on 12/18/2010 9:02:42 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: kristinn

When Sarah becomes our next president, the lunatic left will be so enraged that the Secret Service will have to double their guard around her.


70 posted on 12/18/2010 9:04:38 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks, Jeff! Great page!


71 posted on 12/18/2010 9:05:49 AM PST by CDB (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction”- Ronald Reagan)
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To: kristinn

Actually the story behind the story here is, with the defeat of the omnibus spending bill, and the Tax Rate bill getting passed (I didn’t like it, but I like that it angered the Left), and now with the defeat of DREAM Act, the Left is so beside themselves with bile and outright hatred, that they are emotionally unbalanced, and quite frankly, are fun to watch.

I regret that anyone would tolerate the calls for violence against Sarah Palin.


72 posted on 12/18/2010 9:13:18 AM PST by NYCslicker
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To: guerito1

Owen Meany is a fictional character created by novelist John Irving.


73 posted on 12/18/2010 9:14:05 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: kristinn

This letter to the editor libels Michael Vick. The man paid the price society demanded of him (which, speaking for myself, always sounded harsh as compared to what first time offenders against fellow human beings get). He is now putting his life back together.

Of course, being a Giants fan, I hoping Vick doesn’t do so well on Sunday, but, that’s football.


74 posted on 12/18/2010 9:19:16 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: Eye of Unk
I seriously doubt America would get upset if there was a close encounter against Obama or his family...

I don't think any one of us would like the response to an attempt on Obama's life. Widespread gun confiscation would be a certainty, and the First and Second Amendments would simply no longer exist. I want Obama to be healthy, happy, out of office, and living out his Earthly days in a Federal prison.

75 posted on 12/18/2010 9:27:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: kristinn

That guy is obviously teetering on the razor’s edge. I believe he is truly dangerous, his constant anger and venom suggest a person who wants attention and will continually up his attacks to higher levels to attain even more attention. Ultimately he may well murder someone. And Salon should hide it’s head in shame for aiding and abetting his sickness by publication of his rants.


76 posted on 12/18/2010 9:53:19 AM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: kristinn

I think the headline is misleading. Although the letter is offensive, the reference to Michael Vick makes it clear that the author isn’t making a serious proposal. It’s a sick fantasy, not an actual call to kill Palin.


77 posted on 12/18/2010 10:04:14 AM PST by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: kristinn

I’ve tweeted this myself, and RTed your tweet, Kristinn. The word needs to get out that these psychos mean Governor Palin real harm if they could get away with it!! :-(


78 posted on 12/18/2010 10:24:03 AM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: Don Corleone; kristinn; onyx
I would hope that the SS and FBI both pay him a visit.

Amen.

79 posted on 12/18/2010 10:25:45 AM PST by thecodont
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To: kristinn

Don’t bring a cattle prod to a gunfight. Sarah is packing.


80 posted on 12/18/2010 10:30:52 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: aphid

Whats your twitter (or Kristinns)? I will also RT.


81 posted on 12/18/2010 10:32:06 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: Danae

@KristinnFR and @debsinger2


82 posted on 12/18/2010 10:34:35 AM PST by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: kristinn

The interview was basically split into a couple of distinct sections:edited and non edited guess what one you saw?.


83 posted on 12/18/2010 10:39:02 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: kristinn

These “people” are not even human, they are lower than cockroaches. Behind their computer screens, making threats. In person, they would probably run away and hide behind their mommies skirts. They are COWARDS. The FBI should be investigating any threat made against Sarah Palin. Even if she were not famous, making a threat like that against anyone deserves an investigation by the police. These subhumans need to be investigated for what they are, vermin


84 posted on 12/18/2010 10:40:07 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: aphid

My husband just asked... “Whats Salon.com? Some gay website or something?” I was like, uh well..... they kinda lean that way.

Really, just because they are gay doesn’t give them the excuse to advocate torture and murder, but it does show just how two-faced and honestly evil they are.


85 posted on 12/18/2010 10:42:01 AM PST by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: Hawthorn

Salon...sounds like a place where lefties with nothing to do set around and try to come up with something for someone else to do.

Or ‘Salon Mental Hospital’ for leftist only of course?


86 posted on 12/18/2010 10:44:03 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: kristinn

Regarding Salon, I guess even the deranged need their own web site.


87 posted on 12/18/2010 10:58:14 AM PST by The Duke
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Left cannot take their eyes off her, and it fills them with self-loathing.

I can't either, but instead of self-loathing, she fills me with pride, patriotism, admiration and yes, love. (Take that, FR PDS'ers.) She is one classy dame I would like to be more like. Sounds strange, 'cause I'm a dude, but that woman has more courage than most men who have cojones.

88 posted on 12/18/2010 11:04:25 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The Left cannot take their eyes off her, and it fills them with self-loathing.

I can't either, but instead of self-loathing, she fills me with pride, patriotism, admiration and yes, love. (Take that, FR PDS'ers.) She is one classy dame I would like to be more like. Sounds strange, 'cause I'm a dude, but that woman has more courage than most men who have cojones.

89 posted on 12/18/2010 11:05:57 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (Onward to the battle royal!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

It is hatred, but I agree about the headline. Not commenting on Palin here, just saying let’s keep our criticism of the Palin haters accurate.


90 posted on 12/18/2010 11:10:43 AM PST by firebrand
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To: DTogo

“Think General Sherman in Georgia...”

It’s going to come to that, or worse. ?


91 posted on 12/18/2010 11:14:14 AM PST by Jim Noble (It's the tyranny, stupid!)
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To: soycd
subjected to the most painfully possible stimulus

Forced to watch Lary King re-runs?

92 posted on 12/18/2010 11:19:17 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Don Corleone

“I would hope that the SS and FBI both pay him a visit.”

The SS & FBI have mostly ignored threats made against conservatives...


93 posted on 12/18/2010 11:22:41 AM PST by Gomer1066
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To: kristinn

Guys, I’m a Michelle Bachman fan, not a Palin fan, so maybe I have more of an open mind on this.

In all fairness to this hateful liberal swine that posted that mean comment, it can not be construed to be a “death threat” against Palin.

Rather, he’s speaking in hypothetical terms and basically saying that he would be satisfied if somehow Palin were electrocuted:

“It will be safer for dogs and maybe we’ll get the satisfaction of having Vick electrocute Palin!”

He’s saying he would be “satisfied” if Palin were substituted for the dogs in an electrocution. That’s a lot different from saying, “I’m going to take out so-and-so next week.”

At the same time, he may be someone to investigate, but it’s not a death threat.

I’d suggest you substitute the name Obama instead of Palin in the same sentence and truthfully ask yourself if you would construe it to be a death threat. I think you probably wouldn’t think so.

I have friends who have said they dislike President Narcissus so much that they could care less (wouldn’t be sad one bit) mind if Air Force One crashed and President Obutthole perished. Does that make them assassins? No.


94 posted on 12/18/2010 11:23:41 AM PST by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Jeff Head
...The fact that Sarah stirs them up so unbelievably to such anger tells you that she is spot on...

It's fascinating to observe this. I have friends and relatives that go ape at the very mention of Sarah's name.

Their reaction is the same as what you'd expect if an exorcist held a crucifix against the forehead of a demon-possessed person.

95 posted on 12/18/2010 11:33:20 AM PST by FReepaholic (Yoiks...and away!!)
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To: Gomer1066
Hypothetical Question:>
Would the following be construed as hate (and probably racist) speech if it had shown up on a conservative website, and stayed there for several days?

I HAVE AN IDEA Let's let Michael Vick keep Sarah Palin Obama as a pet instead of a dog. It will be safer for dogs and maybe we'll get the satisfaction of having Vick electrocute Palin Obama! You know that after listening to that voice for longer than 30-seconds Vick would be lunging for the cattle prods.

Vick gets a pet to torture and we get rid of Palin Obama. A win-win for everyone!
—Owen Meany IV Read Owen Meany IV's other letters


I think not only would the liberal blogs be attacking that conservative website, but you'd be seeing it mentioned on all the MSM shows, including the evening news and talk shows like The View!!

Feh. The double standards and hypocrisy from the left is disgusting. >:-(
96 posted on 12/18/2010 11:53:59 AM PST by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: pillut48
If Barack Obama were a dog, would Lyndon Johnson pick him up by the ears?


97 posted on 12/18/2010 11:58:55 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: kristinn

This is just another good example of the “compassionate” and “tolerant” inclinations of the left...


98 posted on 12/18/2010 11:58:58 AM PST by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: Danae

Exactly. Just as they claim free speech with one hand while the other hand is trying to take it away.


99 posted on 12/18/2010 12:00:59 PM PST by aphid (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: bert

ROTFLMAO!

Well, zippy does have quite a set of “handles” on his head!


100 posted on 12/18/2010 12:34:09 PM PST by snuffy smiff (always knew the arrogant little jug-eared bastard would be a failure...)
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