I tend to agree with
I'm not a big Palin fan.
But I can't stand the people who hate her:
"It got me thinking about why certain politicians, even if they espouse views which are not necessarily all that outrageous or objectionable, provoke feelings of such hatred in some quarters.
There is .. something quite useful about Sarah Palin in this regard.
Although I do not agree with all her views, at least as far as I know what they are,
I usually find that the sort of people who say they hate or despise her are nobs of the first rank.
So it is a sort of useful marker: if I find myself talking to someone and her name comes up and the reaction is as described, I can usually pigeonhole that person as someone to be avoided."
Twitter death threats - Part 1 (not collected by me)
Twitter users wish death on Sarah Palin after the Tucson shooting, Jan 2011.
Of course there is no evidence that the shooter was interested in Sarah Palin.
And Sarah Palin - unlike these scum - has never called for political violence.
Also, if you are not familiar with Twitter syntax,
when you see @someuser
in the body of a tweet (not the header),
is not the author of the tweet,
but rather someone to whom the tweet was addressed (perhaps against their will).
For example, do not blame
She should also apologise for getting the video pulled.
Before It's News
points out other Twitter users who do not apologise,
like Stephen Patten.
Adam Fine does not apologise.
complains about the video:
"It really is funny yet pathetic that someone went through all the trouble
to gather so many posts about wishing for palin's death".
That's not what's funny and pathetic here, Adam.
complains that Palin never gets any death threats.
I was interested in whether the above compilation was repeatable. It is.
You can search Twitter at any time
and you will find fresh death threats.
Here's a new search, turning up a variety of people who advocate violence, death and rape against Sarah Palin.
Why? Who knows.
None of them seem to use logic.
But I agree with
"These tweets prove there's no shortage of 'Jared Loughners' out there."
As Twitter shows,
Sarah Palin has received a lot of death threats and rape threats.
The most disturbing stalkers may be the Christy family.
started threatening to rape and kill Sarah Palin, his parents supported him,
and his father
also started making death threats.
Both were arrested by the FBI in Aug 2011.
Palin was granted
a protective order
Shawn Christy of Pennsylvania in 2010.
she also got a restraining order against his father Craig Christy.
The Republican & Herald, Pennsylvania,
notes that Shawn Christy threatened Palin by sending her a gun receipt:
"Shawn said he sent Palin receipts for a gun but that it wasn't intended as a threat. Rather, he said he sent a receipt from when he sold a gun to a gun shop in Tamaqua in April, letting Palin know that he wasn't going to shoot her."
Oh, how reassuring!
Shawn Christy's father
actually supports the stalking.
Shawn Christy's mother Karen Christy
also supports the stalking.
Shawn Christy and his father Craig Christy were both arrested by the FBI in Aug 2011 and will be sent to Alaska to face
charges of stalking and making threats.
The above is a message alleged to have been sent to Palin's lawyer by Shawn Christy.
Extract from the
FBI arrest affidavit.
The FBI arrest affidavit also claims that the father Craig Christy made threats.
More claims from the FBI arrest affidavit.
In June 2018,
Shawn Christy went on the run
after making threats against President Trump.
An unending stream of death threats
You can search Twitter any time Palin is in the news for terms like:
Who I block on Twitter:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who:
(a) target my job,
(b) target my appearance, or:
(c) libel me.
Also, since 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing.
I was targeted with abusive reporting by
an Israel-hater pretending to be "Jewish".
So I now also block:
(d) any account that even hints that it reports its enemies,
(e) any Israel-hater that claims to be Jewish.
It is just self-defence.