“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.”— Facebook note and video in response to the Tucson shooting, Jan. 12, 2011
“This isn’t about me, and my response four days after this horrendous event, and in my response I talked about defending those who were innocent, had nothing to do with the shooting, and my defense wasn’t self-defense, it was defending those who were falsely accused.”—to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, in response to criticism of her initial response, Jan. 18, 2011
“On this day celebrating the legacy and the life of Martin Luther King Jr, we would be well to remember one of his famous quotes. He had reminded listeners that a lie cannot live. And I believe that in not every situation it’s just going to be providence that sheds light on what the truth is. We have to do our part also, so in a situation like we have just faced in these last eight days of being falsely accused of being accessory to murder, I and others need to make sure that we too are shedding true, shedding light on truth so a lie cannot continue to live, because if a lie does live then of course your career is over, your reputation is thrashed and you will be ineffective in what it is that you are trying to do, so I will continue to speak out, they’re not going to shut me up.”—to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, in response to criticism of her initial response, Jan. 18, 2011
“Not necessarily me being sat down and shut up, but having the voice of respectful dissent being sat down and shut up, that would destroy our republic.”—to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, in response to criticism of her initial response, Jan. 18, 2011
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