Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin uses Facebook and Twitter to make political statements and communicate with her followers.
Today reporters noted that she had apparently used Twitter to list as a “favorite” of hers a tweet from conservative commentator Ann Coulter showing a photo of a sign labeling President Barack Obama a “Taliban Muslim.”
The image was a church called “The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church” with a sign reading “The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA: Hussein”
“MY NEW CHURCH!” Coulter’s tweet declares.
Asked for comment, Palin wrote to ABC News:
“Jake, I've never purposefully ‘favorited’ any Tweet. I had to go back to my BlackBerry to even see if such a function was possible. I was traveling to Alaska that day…it was an obvious accidental ‘favoriting,’ but no one can mistake that Ann Coulter was obviously being tongue in cheek with that Tweet. Shall I correct this with whichever wonderful media outlet ran with this (an obviously bored reporter…since there must be nothing going on in the world today, like, um, ramifications of a shake up of power in the U.S. House of Representatives?).”
- Jake Tapper