12 January 2011

Blood Libel??? For Pity's Sake!



Now Palin is describing the accusations as a blood libel? Unless she is Jewish and was falsely acused of of the ritual murder of a christian child then whatever has been said about Palin and her idiotic gunsight map is not Blood Libel.

If, however, she had been accused of the murder of William of Norwich or Little Hugh of Lincoln, or a modern American counterpart then the accusation would be appropriate... but nobody's said that.

Memo to Palin: Don't use an expression you clearly don't understand

10 comments:

Francis Hunt said...

This isn't the first time Ms. Palin has shown herself to be challenged by the English language.

The use of the term "blood libel" by her in this context, however, shows both the problem the critics of the language used by the political right in the USA have highlighted as well as Ms. Palin's complete inability to grasp what this criticism is about.

The only thing she seems interested in is finding an extreme expression to use as a sound bite.

If she wasn't so potentially dangerous, it would be just embarrassing.

jams o donnell said...

It was indeed an expression that she thought would sound good as a sound bite.. Unfortunately it should not be used in that manner. It has a specific meaning. It describes one thing and one thing only.

Pagan Sphinx said...

The woman is a nitwit.

jams o donnell said...

SHe doesn't exactly inspire me Sphinx!

Knatolee said...

She's beyond offensive.

Knatolee said...

And she certainly murders the English language on a daily basis!

susan said...

Just as the level of vitriol in the US needs to be seriously toned down the woman invents yet another perplexing catchphrase. She is a queen of howlers.

jams o donnell said...

She certainly does Knatolee. It was a foolish approach Susan

SnoopyTheGoon said...

It's a bit more complex. See a detailed analysis here:

http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/2011/01/lets-talk-about-blood-libels-and-those.html

jams o donnell said...

Any connection between Palin's site and the shooting is tenuous at the very, very best. I just disliked the crass rhetoric.

I see the Blood Libel as having one and only one meaning (just like Paradigm shift, whatever the management bullshitters say)