Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) breaks down Sarah Palin's deflection of criticism after the shooting of Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona including her use of the phrase 'blood libel'.
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PALIN: “My defense wasn’t self defense, it was defending those that were falsely accused. ... I know that a lot of those on the left hate my message, and they’ll do all that they can to stop me because they don’t like the message.”
One week after stirring up controversy for her response to the Arizona shooting, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is defending herself against media criticism over her message -- and her use of the controversial term “blood libel.”
SARAH PALIN: “...journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn.”
Palin sat with Fox News reporter Sean Hannity to talk about the backlash she received.
The former governor spoke about attacks from the left, using targets to mark political rivals, and of course her use of the controversial term blood libel, which many claim she didn’t fully understand.
“I don’t know how the heck they would know whether I did or didn’t know the term blood libel, nobody’s ever asked me. And blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands and in this case that’s exactly what was going on.”
Many Republicans have commented on Palin’s recent appearances, with some like former House Speaker Newt Gingrich saying she needs to slow down and think through what she says. On MSNBC’s The Last Word, Republican and former Bush speechwriter David Frum tells Lawrence O'Donnell, Palin just needs to stop.
“She should stop talking now really. ... What should’ve happened is that one video release statement should have been the end of the story. ... Having not done it right the first time, you have to live with the consequences and just cease. I don’t think there is a person left in America who would say she is in anyway to blame, she should accept that and quit arguing about it.”
But a writer for Mediaite says why should she stop? Palin is the victim here.
“...remember Palin was the one dragged into this conversation, by no choice of her own, with allegations implying she and others somehow contributed to the murders. Therefore, why shouldn’t anyone in her position be entitled to every opportunity to defend themselves against such vitriolic smears?”
But on CNN political commentator Cornell Belcher says, regardless of who’s to blame, this interview didn’t bode well for Palin, and if she has any presidential aspirations - she needs to stop wasting opportunities to expand her political base.
“This was an opportunity for Sarah Palin to be bigger and for her to broaden her base. She’s not doing that by going on Hannity. She didn’t turn 15 people who weren’t for her by appearing on Hannity. If you’re going to be a national broad based leader you’ve gotta reach out to the middle swath of America, and she’s just not doing that.”
So what do you think? Is Sarah Palin helping or harming her own image?
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Up first, Barbie has won. the 4-year battle between the classic doll and the rival Bratz doll is over. A federal judge ordered MGA Entertainment to stop production of the Bratz dolls, after ordering a total of 10-million-dollars in payment to Mattel for copyright infringement and breach of contract. The jury found that the Bratz designer created the Bratz idea while he worked at Mattel, and the long-time company claims that Barbie sales decreased when the edgier Bratz hit the market in 2001.
And a San Diego teacher chose to sell advertisements for local businesses on his calculus exams. Tom Farber said that it's his solution to classroom budget cuts. He also said that he does not want this practice to be the norm and that the government should step up to help educators provide for their students. Farber used the 300-plus-dollar ad sales to pay for the costs of printing exams.
A Colorado man got charged with 2-counts of criminal libel due to his online Craiglist posting. The 40-year-old allegedly posted unflattering comments about his former lover on the website's 'Rants and Raves' section in November 2007. Specifically, the man reportedly suggested that the woman traded sexual favors for legal services from her attorney. The law being used to charge the man is in question as to if it is outdated - it's a state law from the 1800s that allows people to be jailed for the content of their speech or writing. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Ya know the show Cheaters? An angry person jumping out of a van yelling ‘I caught you!’ on national TV? Well now there’s a way for people to air their dirty laundry on the World Wide Web ---Welcome to Cheaterville.
Reporter:“Dave, on Cheaterville**** you can do more than just post a warning about a cheating lover-- You can dig up dirt on a potential mate and even check out the featured cheaters of the day.”
McGibney:“The worst part about it is I didn’t know. I was literally the last person to find out.”
Reporter: “That’s one of the reasons McGibney started Cheaterville****-- a Web Site that claims to promote fidelity and prevent heartache.”
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But not everyone is lovin the concept. A blogger for The Stir thinks the site is well... gross.
“At first, I was intrigued. [But] after spending too much time on the site...I don't think I will be returning. I feel like I need to shower after reading it. And I think it should be taken down. Yes, these people suck, but it also seems like they could get hurt from all their info being out there.”
Arizona’s KNXV held a roundtable-like discussion to talk about the site. There seemed to be a difference of opinion between Cheaterville creator, James McGibney and the show’s anchors.
Anchor: “Are you worried about the legal ramifications you might run into? If someone posts something that is not true about a person? Ya know, what could come back to you?”
McGibney: “It’s really no different if someone posts something about someone else on Facebook on their wall or Angie’s list.”
Anchor: “How do you make sure someone’s not posting something erroneous or something?”
Anchor: “Libelous or slander? Again it would fall back on the person to prove that this was untrue..”
A Florida Family Law Blog is also worried about people abusing the site--- going so far as to suggest the site could interfere with custody disputes.
“One of the factors in custody decisions is the ability to facilitate a close relationship between a child and his or her other parent, a scathing post on Cheaterville may be seen by a judge as antithetical to a child’s best interest.”
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The contestants for Miss USA 2013 have been revealed and three are Latinas. 21 year old Caribena Mabelynn Capeluj is your Miss California. A broadcast journalism student, who says that her parents have instilled in her strong work ethics and values. California has produced a Miss USA every decade and is ranked second highest among states in terms of placement. Representing Miss Florida is 20 year old Michelle Aguirre. The Cuban and Puerto Rican contestant is studying Elementary Education and says that pageants have given her the opportunity to really get to know herself on a level that she never thought possible. And another Latina vying for the crown is 22 year old Dominican, Miss New Jersey, Libell Duran. Currently completing her Communications and Business Administration degree, she says that the most difficult challenge women face today is feeling beautiful in their own skin.
*******live.pirillo**** - Sam writes: "My question that I wanted to ask is for someone like yourself who has a real identity online... do you insure yourself against things like Defamation as you are being broadcast live? I mean if you were talking to your wife in another room about how you thought the snack food you were eating tasted icky you would be then liable to a lawsuit for defamation."
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*******www.todaysfinancialnews**** -- In Europe, lacking freedom of speech is leveraged by Islamists to subdue divergent opinions. How long until they succeed in the U.S.?