Starting, I'm guessing, with Andrea Mitchell -- here is the response:
Palin is ignorant because she misused "blood libel".
That's what you got out of this?
Nothing else she said in there is of any consequence to you people?
Come to think of it, this is just more Shut Uppery. Time to weild The Clue Bat™.
"Blood Libel" has apparently famously used in reference to the false accusation that Jews use the blood of Christian children at Passover.
Now, "libel", which is, after all, a word, subject to rules of English Grammar --- means a false and malicious accusation for the purpose of defaming a living person.
"Blood", used here as an adjective to describe what the nature of the noun "libel" is, in this context. The term, "blood libel" then here would clearly mean a false and malicious accusation for the purpose of defaming a living person involving blood. In this case, the shedding of blood, or being guilty of at the very least being an accessory to murder.
This is the reason that these two words were put together to describe what has been done to Jews when they are falsely accused of using the blood of Christians. But it is ludicrous to suggest that one cannot use the two words together, one modifying the other, to refer to similar acts purputrated on others.
My wife wears a perfume called "Red Door™". It's a brand name, from Elizabeth Arden. It was named for their day spas which were called "Red Door Day Spa".
Those spas, unsurprisingly, typically have a door that is red. Hence the name "Red Door™".
To suggest that if I paint my door red, and refer to it as a "red door" that would somehow expose ignorance on my part would be insane.
I would lay money that political figures, and just regular Joes -- have correctly used terms that were famously used for other thing to describe similar things. Besides, it is a "living language", is it not?
The good news is that -- this means that's all they've got. They attempt to discredit the message, which again was spot on as far as how America is supposed to work, by picking a red herring and telling everyone to focus on that (if they are "stupid" enough to watch it at all, because, after all it was just "another" "ignorant" message from Sarah Palin. So don't watch it. Please. No! Look HERE! Look HERE!)
The most glaringly ironic observation Sarah makes her is that Gabrielle Gifford was the one who read the first amendment on the house floor last week. This week, congressmen and others are talking about imposing infringements on our freedom of speech in reaction to her shooting. A pretty subjective infringement at that.
Not only does it fly in the face of the first amendment, it is implicit validation of the -- excuse me, blood libel coming from the Left.