In extended remarks on the Arizona shooting tragedy, Sarah Palin is lashing out at the media, chastising journalists and pundits who looked for larger meaning in the acts of a lone gunman.
"Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with the criminals who commit them, not collectively with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights a campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election," Palin said.
"But, especially within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible," she continued.
Palin had been criticized by some following the shooting, particularly for a campaign map released by her political action committee with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' district marked under crosshairs. Some, including the Tucson sheriff helping to investigate the crime, have pointed to the coarsening of partisan politics in recent years as partly to blame.
Our question to you today: Do you agree with Palin's remarks on the media in the wake of the shooting?