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Palin on Shooting: Stop Mindless Finger Pointing!

1/12/2011 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sarah Palin has just posted an 8 minute video about the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- slamming critics who say she may be to blame for the event.



Palin says "We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker ... Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own, they begin and end with the criminals who commit them ... not with law abiding citizens who respectively exercise their first amendment rights at campaign rallies."

Palin came under attack after it was discovered Giffords was targeted by Palin on a map released last fall featuring crosshairs over her district.

In the video, she continues, "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."

Palin also adds "We are better than the mindless finger pointing we endured in the wake of the tragedy."


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91.

w    

#7, wow thats an outright false statement, she didnt put a target on her face!, it was on a map.


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You don't immediately take a picture off your website that depicts Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords face with crosshairs over it if you don't feel a little guilty. Period.

Posted at 5:51 AM on Jan 12, 2011 by ErinAndrewsIsAFameWhore

1191 days ago
92.

schoen1    

Here's what blood libel means: http://bit.ly/gaOMAn

1191 days ago
93.

Larry    

From the comments I see posted, I have to ask these individuals "How would this killer react to your comments about Sarah Palin?" "Are you as guilty as you claim she is with her honest debate?" I do not think this derranged nut would pay attention to you either. The problem appears to be with our liberal treatment of those with obvious dangerous mental conditions. At present the only way to control then is after they have murdered someone. If you look at the assasination attempt on President Reagan, the guy who is now out of jail, was nuts over a movie star. Can you expalin why he went after the President???

1191 days ago
94.

MAXny    

Lying, unforgiving Bitch. When a man robs a bank and then gets in a getaway car the driver is just as guilty. Sarah was the driver in this case.
She opened her big, stupid mouth and look what happen. She continues to blame everybody from the other side to the media. Bitch needs the media but continues to blame them for everything.
Don't blame Sarah blame John McCain for putting this pathetic whore in the spotlight. Now we have to deal with this stupid hiefer and her retarded family.

1191 days ago
95.

Deesker    

Sarah Palin is not responsible for this massacre. I do not like her but do not agree that it's her fault. This deranged man is responsible and what is so sad is how mental health in this country is not looked upon the same as physical health. We have so many mentally ill people walking around, not cared for properly and it's clear this man has severe mental issues. I am guessing he's a schizophrenic and was never on any type of medication.

1191 days ago
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w    

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Did you know the shooter had a vid on Youtube praising Palin?. If I remember correctly it was in his own voice and he showed some Palin propaganda poster for minutes at the end.

I can't find that vid anywhere, can you TMZ guys?

Posted at 6:54 AM on Jan 12, 2011 by BMT
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You are a liar lol.

1191 days ago
97.

Chun LI    

Sarah STFU.I'm 1000% sure you don't know what "blood libel" means.

1191 days ago
98.

Home Skillet    

Can't wait to see your name on the Ballot. Keep up the good work. You are an intelligent and spiritual woman who will lead our great Nation in the near future. You R O C K !!

Posted at 7:05 AM on Jan 12, 2011 by Palin/Jindal 2012
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Might as well brace yourself for disappointment. #1 - Even Palin isn't stupid enough to think she stands a chance in hell of winning if she runs. While we here on the left hope she does because it's an automatic win for us, she's not going to run. You'll get Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty ... maybe your boy Jindal (although, doubt it), but your precious Sarah is washed up! And, yes - go ahead ... feel free to start blaming me for inciting flooding in Australia because I said "washed up." I STG, the mentality of the right is fascinating. Puts the fun in dysfunctional.

1191 days ago
99.

SR    

I agree with Sarah. Nobody wants to take responsibility for their actions anymore. He alone is responsible for his actions. Trying to place the blame on someone else is not the answer. Instead of tearing each other apart, we should be standing together and showing our support for the victims of this tragedy.

1191 days ago
100.

me    

Before they had Bush now its PALIN.What next cant they realise
a MARXIST PRESIDENT when they see one. NO.Once you have been
infected with this disease, theres no way out.......

1191 days ago
101.

GaPeach    

Here is a bit of information for all you that are quick to blame Sarah. The Democrats came out with a Map in 2004 much like Sarah's CrossHairs map. Before you point blame on her take a look at this.
http://american-conservativevalues.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/BP_0405_heartland1.gif

1191 days ago
102.

gitRdun    

Palin doesn't talk about the issues. She's too stupid to understand them. She likes to demonize the people on the other side with personal attacks and outrageous false claims. She spent almost the entire Presidential campaign calling Obama a socialist/Muslim/terrorist or whatever else her pea brain could come up with. That was one of the reasons why McCain lost the election. Many voters got fed up with her hate speech.

Now she's all surprised when a crazy guy kills a person she literally targeted Sure she didn't come out and say kill those Democratic members of Congress, but she has to be aware that there are unstable people out there who might just take her too seriously.

1191 days ago
103.

ManiacalZebra    

If it had been a republican shot, would she have hesitated for a second to blame Democrats?

1191 days ago
104.

jeffrey    

she is a phony EVIL lady....I pray we the usa wakes up!!!stop watching her show...she needs prayer for her life and she needs to say soory for what SHE caused to happen to Mrs.Gifford and the others. The blood is on SARAH palin hands not the usa hers...She did this...

1191 days ago
105.

Mike    

You can't place any blame on her directly (yet). But after they search his computer and all that stuff and find anything referring to Sarah (name, catch phrases, etc.)...its a wrap for her. And then hopefully she'll be back in Alaska working at a fish farm or something.

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