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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Final Solution to the Conservative Problem

Posted by Dan Savage on Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Apparently they've caught wind of it.


A Washington Times editorial defends Sarah Palin's use of the phrase "blood libel" in the wake of the Tucson shootings, by calling media criticism of Palin "the latest round of an ongoing pogrom against conservative thinkers."

Palin had been criticized for using the term "blood libel" to characterize media attacks against her, because of associations between "blood libel" and persecution of Jews in Europe. The term has its roots in the false charge that Jews would murder children and use their blood in religious rituals. The choice by the Times to describe media attacks as "pogroms" is even more unfortunate since the term usually refers to destructive riots that targeted Jews during the time of the Russian Empire, and often resulted in massacres.

How long until someone refers to the defeat of Christine O'Donnell and Sharon Angle as a "holocaust"?

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