Team Sarah Points to Even More Recent Uses of ‘Blood Libel’
As a follow up to yesterday’s post, Rebecca Mansour, communications director for SarahPAC, sends along even more uses of the term “blood libel” in a non-traditional context:
MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle: John Kerry Underwent A “Blood Libel By The …
Why Are We Polling About the Gunman’s Motivations?
Tim Pawlenty, Peter King, and Pat Sajak all feature in today’s Morning Jolt, but it begins with a look at an odd poll question:
Inconvenient Conclusions Get Surveys Left in the Poll Vault
CBS began Tuesday by telling us, “…
Clarence Dupnik, Airwaves Cop!
From the 1-11-11 edition of the Morning Jolt:
Where’s Sheriff Andy Griffith When We Need Him?
Say this for Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. He may have dropped the ball on numerous red flags and other signs of …
Gentlemen! You Can’t Fight in Here!
“I understand the idea that, even if Loughner had no idea who Sharron Angle is and even if he never saw Palin’s infamous cross-hairs map, it still makes sense to encourage political leaders to ditch violent rhetoric,” writes Salon …
Speaking of Violent Images in Politics . . .
It’s time for politicians to stop using violent imagery in their political rhetoric, holding guns and proclaiming, “I’ll take on Washington and this administration and get the federal government off of our backs!”
The man firing that gun, …
Today’s Morning Jolt begins by contemplating the speech, and the reaction:
I Doubt I’ll Be Saying This Often, So . . . ‘Kudos, Mr. President.’
Here’s a morning jolt for you: Last night, President Obama actually gave a terrific speech.
The Arizona shooting has been a disturbingly clarifying moment in our public life.
Keith Olbermann, who once a night declares someone “the Worst Person in the World” — even the daughter of a well-known political figure — really seems to …
The Controversial Sheriff, Put in Power by His County’s Voters
Suddenly, 2012 has a new must-watch race: The election of sheriff in Pima County, Arizona.
In 2008, Clarence Drupnik won reelection with 64.6 percent of the vote.
After the shootings, Sheriff Drupnik said of his state and the community he serves, “We have …
Why Blame Photos of Political Figures Holding Guns?
Are we really to believe that if a politician poses in a photo, aiming a gun at a target, that they are ipso facto contributing to an atmosphere of hatred and violence?
In that case, are advocates of this argument …
Self-Censor, for Fear of Triggering Those Whose Motivations Cannot Be Understood?
There’s nothing funny in today’s Morning Jolt. It’s just that kind of a day.
I don’t want to live in a country where we all have to self-censor for fear that our particular choice of words …