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Sarah Palin speaks, blamestream media goes wild
Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/12/11 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 01/12/2011 10:15:49 AM PST by Lakeshark

Two days ago, Instapundit/law professor Glenn Reynolds assailed the politics of “blood libel” in the Wall Street Journal.

Today, Sarah Palin issued her own poignant, but fierce rejoinder against the vicious smears of Tucson massacre opportunists and drew on “America’s enduring strength” to pay tribute to the victims.

They criticized her for not saying anything.

Now, they’ll criticizing her for saying something.

The blamestream media is already up in arms — can we still say that? — over the use of the phrase “blood libel.” Ben Smith at Politico has an exchange with Glenn Reynolds about the term here. Jim Geraghty notes that leftists have had no problem applying the phrase to the GOP.

The more moronic of Palin-bashers will simply gnash their teeth because she said “blood.”

Idiocracy: The new normal.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012president; bloodlibel; freepressforpalin; giffords; media; obama; palin; palinspeach; pds
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Michelle nails it. Idiocracy.
1 posted on 01/12/2011 10:15:59 AM PST by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark
All Palin has to do to make the media look foolish is continue to speak common sense.

Here's hoping she continues until they completely lose it.

2 posted on 01/12/2011 10:17:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; sarah fan UK; Bigtigermike; Brices Crossroads; ...

Michelle’s comments are correct, her critics (even on FR) will whine about anything she says or does.


3 posted on 01/12/2011 10:17:52 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2655685/posts

‘HE DID NOT WATCH TV. HE DISLIKED THE NEWS. HE DIDN’T LISTEN TO POLITICAL RADIO’ (MSM throws up!)
drudge ^ | 1/12/2011 | dr

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 9:21:14 AM by milwguy

http://www.drudgereport.com/



4 posted on 01/12/2011 10:19:19 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: skeeter
"All Palin has to do to make the media look foolish is continue to speak common sense. Here's hoping she continues until they completely lose it."


5 posted on 01/12/2011 10:20:59 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Lakeshark

I used to think the movie “Idiocracy” was a comedy

I am beginning to think it is a documentary

The premise is that stupid people unwisely breed and breed, because their poor and stupid and have nothig else to do...

whereas the intelligent plan wisely and less frequently.

This leads to a growing population of stupider and stupider people


6 posted on 01/12/2011 10:21:26 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: Lakeshark
Truth and accuracy has little or nothing to do with the twisted slant the medias put on all happening to further their propaganda and causes. They were taught in colleges, universities, it is up to them to change the way the people think and to bring them into alignment with their agenda and causes, and way of thinking ... being communist, Socialist, and progressive liberal.

Peons and Elite, and they are the elite!!!

7 posted on 01/12/2011 10:21:53 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Thanks for the link.

Her response this morning was very well done. It was the media that started it with their attempts to give Bambi a cause to shut down political debate like Clintons OC bombing comments did.

Sarah preemptively took the narrative away from them.

8 posted on 01/12/2011 10:25:06 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

Our family very aggressively shut down liberals out here trying run Sarah into the mud.

After this we will be even more aggressive if they start showing their PDS.


9 posted on 01/12/2011 10:27:10 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Lakeshark

The lamestream media operates under the title of “Stupid is as Stupid does”. Sarah made a video yesterday to finally try to address the issues that the driveby media accuses her of. She did a great job and the video is worthwhile to watch. More and more is coming out about the Arizona shooter and the media cannot stop it nor can they continue to spin it into facts that only they want to use. The bottom line is that they attack Sarah because they are scared of her. Sarah speaks to people in terms that they can understand and she is not afraid to say things that are deemed by some to be politically incorrect. That is a good thing and many of us admire her gusto.


10 posted on 01/12/2011 10:27:37 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: Lakeshark

“Sarah preemptively took the narrative away from them.”

The speech was very good; the strategery was brilliant.


11 posted on 01/12/2011 10:27:58 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Grampa Dave
Poor dumb MSM *astards, Sarah continues to walk up one side of them and down the other wearing cleats on her shoes, they have no clue.
12 posted on 01/12/2011 10:29:00 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: Grampa Dave

‘HE DID NOT WATCH TV. HE DISLIKED THE NEWS. HE DIDN’T LISTEN TO POLITICAL RADIO’

These facts will in no way impair the rant on the left-to them, it “feels” like it could have, making it gospel in their minds.


13 posted on 01/12/2011 10:30:33 AM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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To: Grampa Dave

MSM says Palin injected herself into the controversy. Lol!!


14 posted on 01/12/2011 10:30:40 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Lakeshark

Sarah’s little 8 min. speech this morning out did anything obama can attempt to say tonight. She took the stage away from him. Obama reading a teleprompter tonight for 30 min. or 45 min. can’t equal her 8 min.


15 posted on 01/12/2011 10:32:33 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Lakeshark

Bring on the HOward Dean videos


16 posted on 01/12/2011 10:33:21 AM PST by dalebert
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To: Lakeshark

If Sarah Palin said that she loved blue skies, the media would accuse her of hating clouds.


17 posted on 01/12/2011 10:33:20 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Lakeshark

I just love the way SP makes libs head explode. It’s simply uncanny, but it is a beautiful sight to behold. I never seem to tire of it. I’d really like to see Bachmann get more press. The paper towel industry would really prosper with the amount of liberal brain matter (perhaps that’s an oxymoron) that would be splattered on walls everywhere. It would be like a clusterbomb of liberal headbursts.


18 posted on 01/12/2011 10:33:33 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: jessduntno; Red_Devil 232
Once the MSM realizes Bambi's speech didn't work so well because of her preemptive strategy, they're going to accuse her of trying to be a shadow president.......

"How dare she speak before the one!"

19 posted on 01/12/2011 10:38:29 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: luvbach1

“MSM says Palin injected herself into the controversy. Lol!!”

Aren’t the mediots/infected with Aids Dementia and PDS a laughable group slime balls.


20 posted on 01/12/2011 10:39:11 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: luvbach1

I know, ABC bloggers are having a fit! Talking points memo is not going to plan I guess.


21 posted on 01/12/2011 10:39:19 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote ((No, you're a towel))
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To: Spok

Remember in their PDS/Aids Demented minds, it is the seriouness of the charge not the reality/truth.


22 posted on 01/12/2011 10:40:28 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: jessduntno

Today the media most closely resemble the kid who, after pinching his brother, hollers “MOM” when his brother punches back.


23 posted on 01/12/2011 10:40:28 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Lakeshark
they're going to accuse her of trying to be a shadow president.......

THAT'S RASIST!

24 posted on 01/12/2011 10:41:00 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote ((No, you're a towel))
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To: The Cajun

“Poor dumb MSM *astards, Sarah continues to walk up one side of them and down the other wearing cleats on her shoes, they have no clue.”

The more they respond/act out like in this situation, they will lose more readers and viewers and become even weaker.

Of course, they will hate Sarah even more and revert to this psychotic behavior on a regular basis until they don’t have jobs and their MSM paycheck is gone as their MSM slithers into the liberal cesspool to disappear.


25 posted on 01/12/2011 10:44:17 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Lakeshark

http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/01/12/exclusive-alan-dershowitz-defends-sarah-palins-use-of-term-blood-libel/

Has hell frozen? Pigs flying? Dershowitz coming to Palin’s defense?? Holy crap!!


26 posted on 01/12/2011 10:47:30 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: skeeter

Sarah Palin is hitting them where they are weakest, the truth. Keep it up Sarah until their heads explode.


27 posted on 01/12/2011 10:48:38 AM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Lakeshark; azishot
Idiocracy: The new normal.

Under the 0h0m0 Communist regime, this isn't a Representative Republic or a Democracy; it IS an Idiocracy!

That’s our new and improved form of government.

28 posted on 01/12/2011 10:50:49 AM PST by melancholy (It ain't Camelot, it's Scam-a-lot!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

That should probably be a thread of its own.


29 posted on 01/12/2011 10:53:28 AM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Great link. Thank you, I stole it and put it on another thread.......


30 posted on 01/12/2011 10:56:17 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: luvbach1
MSM says Palin injected herself into the controversy. Lol!!

The fight started when she hit me back!

32 posted on 01/12/2011 10:59:58 AM PST by stevem
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To: The Comedian; derllak
Reaching across the aisle with her feet.......

The agony of de feet?

:-)

33 posted on 01/12/2011 11:01:16 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: The Comedian

That incites me! To LMAO!


34 posted on 01/12/2011 11:05:15 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: The Comedian

Love that pic, but I have seen it removed from FR a few times before, it will be interesting to see how long it lasts on this thread.


35 posted on 01/12/2011 11:08:11 AM PST by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: The Comedian

Is that funny? Making the pResident a shine boy? Why not photoshop a watermelon in there and everone would be rolling in the floor.


36 posted on 01/12/2011 11:13:20 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: don-o
Do you still miss your dog?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

37 posted on 01/12/2011 11:15:01 AM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m no Palin fan, but there’s more anger and hatred directed at her than at the killer! The world has gone insane.


38 posted on 01/12/2011 11:16:38 AM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: The Comedian

The only problem I have with it is that he’s not fit to shine her shoes.


39 posted on 01/12/2011 11:16:45 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
like a clusterbomb of liberal headbursts

Clusterbomb will now be on the 'list'. 'Explode' being considered.

40 posted on 01/12/2011 11:18:32 AM PST by existtoexcel
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To: melancholy
That’s our new and improved form of government.

IF we allow it. HOTUS and his henchman just make up stuff, twist and turn it every which way and pass it off as brilliance.

41 posted on 01/12/2011 11:20:50 AM PST by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Great people are remembered for what they do or say in times of great stress. The attacks leveled by the MSM over the past few days have to compare with what Lincoln endured during the latter stages of the War Between the States. At Gettysburg he chose brevity over oratory - just as she has. One can only hope that her words are as revered 145 years from now as are his.


42 posted on 01/12/2011 11:21:49 AM PST by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: don-o
Is that funny? Making the pResident a shine boy? Why not photoshop a watermelon in there and everone would be rolling in the floor.

The "shoe shine boy" reference to African Americans is outdated.

Nowadays, the phrases "shoe shine boy" and "not worthy to shine ones shoes" are used across the aboard about people of all colors.

43 posted on 01/12/2011 11:24:11 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: Red_Devil 232

I agree, and I wonder if she didn’t release it on the day he is to speak, just to undermine his showboating once again.


44 posted on 01/12/2011 11:28:37 AM PST by cbvanb
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To: cbvanb

It was an excellent move! Obama Can’t match it!


45 posted on 01/12/2011 11:30:34 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: The Comedian

Is that comedy? Making sport of dead pets?


46 posted on 01/12/2011 11:40:25 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: Lakeshark
Once the MSM realizes Bambi's speech didn't work so well because of her preemptive strategy, they're going to accuse her of trying to be a shadow president.......

If a little 8 minute you tube speech can overshadow a President, then he must be pretty small (and not that bright).

47 posted on 01/12/2011 11:58:43 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Lakeshark

“The blamestream media is already up in arms — can we still say that?”

Yes we can.

And they must be counter-attacked. I can still say that, and I did.

Folks, politics is war without the shootin’. It has to be this way. Truly free political dialogue cannot exist any OTHER way.

It the left can succeed by restraining the rhetoric, they will win the arguments and ultimately, the battles as well. Control the words that comprise the conversation, and you control the conversation itself. It’s the left’s intent to do exactly this, and by doing so limit our efforts to resist their subterfuge and subversions.

We should not lower our aim nor lose sight of the target.

Carl von Clausewitz said that:
“War is not merely a political act, but also a political instrument, a continuation of political relations, a carrying out of the same by other means.”

If you DON’T want “the shootin’”, you’d better be able to handle political rhetoric.

When the left fires blindsides at us, it’s time to fire back.

At a higher calibre!


48 posted on 01/12/2011 12:25:46 PM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Thanks for writing so succinctly what I thought after I heard her speak.


49 posted on 01/12/2011 1:53:44 PM PST by victim soul
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To: don-o
Your Christmas was probably pretty lonely without him, eh?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

50 posted on 01/12/2011 2:41:51 PM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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