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Palin responds to critics, starts new controversy

This image taken from Facebook.com on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 shows the Facebook page of Sarah Palin. A nearly eight-minute video was posted on her page early Wednesday, accusing journalists and pundits of inciting hatred and violence in the wake of a deadly Arizona shooting that gravely wounded a U.S. congresswoman. (AP Photo/Facebook.com)
January 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
It was revealed Wednesday that the suspect in the Arizona shooting, Jared Loughner, was stopped by police for running a red light the morning of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The officer wrote down Loughlin's license and registration info, finding that he had no outstanding warrants, let him go with a warning.

President and Mrs. Obama are in Arizona for Wednesday night's public memorial to honor Saturday's victims.

After five days of blame for the tragedy being heaped upon her by bloggers and some on the left, Sarah Palin responded and said this.

Instead of calming things down, she started a new controversy when she said this.

In case you didn't know, the phrase "blood libel" is very offensive to many of the Jewish faith because it refers to the anti-Semitic lie from the Middle Ages that Jews killed Christian babies and used their blood to make matzo for Passover. It is misinformation that has been used for centuries in Europe as an excuse to kill Jewish people.

Question of the Day: Was Sarah Palin unfairly blamed in the Tucson violence?


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