HopeTracker| We admit it. The term ‘blood libel’ sounded pretty fierce from Sarah Palin today, but we didn’t know the derivation of the term. The term ‘blood libel’ is all over the evening news. ABC News was one of the first to define it.
The term ‘blood libel’, used by Sarah Palin to describe websites like Anne of Carversville who want to tone down the call-to-action use of gun-related rhetoric used by today’s politicos — and specifically Palin’s use of crosshairs to target people she wants out of office — is a direct reference to a time in history when European Christians blamed Jews for kidnapping and murdering Christian children for their blood.