Barbara Walters Feels Bad For Sarah Palin

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While not defending Sarah Palin's crosshairs map and election-oriented Tweets about "reloading," Barbara Walters still feels kind of bad for her.

On The View, Babs insists that Sarah isn't responsible for the shooting in Arizona perpetrated by Jared Lee Loughner, "a deranged young man."

“Whether that speared him on or whether he is just a very sick person, we don’t know," Walters says, but we all need to stop pointing fingers ...

"To blame Sarah Palin I think is very unfair to her," she added.

We agree. We have said the same all along. Sarah Palin is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Criticisms of her vitriolic rhetoric, low class tactics and bull$h!t story about how the crosshairs weren't meant to be gun sights are in bounds, however.

What do you think? Is she partly to blame for what happened?

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The Indians want their land back also. They see how the Americans has mes it up. With prejudice and crime.

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Wow, what a bunch of ignorant ppl posting here. Any human being w/ a hint of intelligence realizes that this is NOT a political issue AT ALL. turn your tv's off, think for yourself for a change, and stop buying in to all of the nonsense that's being fed to you. Wow, truly frightening.

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LIBERALS ARE GETTING DESPERATE FOR 2012. THEIR RUNNING 0UT 0F TIME 2 TRY AND C0NVINCE US THAT WE SH0ULDNT T0SS 0BAMA 0UT 0F THE WHITE H0USE! THEY'RE FAILING! HES C0STING US ARE BEAUTIFUL C0UNTRY. THERE M0RE THAN LIKELY WILL BE A CIVIL WAR IN THIS C0UNTRY AGAIN. THINGS ARE GETTING 2 RIDICUL0US. I PRAY WE AMERICANS CAN REMEMBER WHAT 0UR F0REFATHERS WANTED 0UR C0UNTRY 2BE. THIS ISNT IT. WE HAVE ALM0ST DESTR0YED 0UR EC0N0MY. WE ALL NEED 2GET 0UT 0F THIS MEDIA CELEBRITY CIRCUS EVRYTIME A TRAGEDY HAPPENS. IT WAS H0RRIBLE. YES. BUT WE HAVE THE FREAK IN CUST0DY. HE DIDNT G0 0N THAT RAMPAGE F0R NE 0THER REAS0N THAN HE IS A S0CI0PATH AND HE WILL PAY 4 WHAT HE HAS D0NE. SARAH PALIN IS N0T 2 BLAME. GR0W UP PE0PLE. I SWEAR N0 W0NDER 0THER C0UNTRIES THNK WERE A J0KE. CRAZY

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Amazing how libs can read the shooters mind and knw Sarah was influencing it. all this psychic ability and they did nothng to stop him. the left has blood on their hands. seriously though, the priority of dems is clear, and its not the victims

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She needs to stop saying things like real America. Dividing the country. And when her people are yelling socialist, we want our country back, Obama was not born in America, bringing guns to rally ,speak out against these things. This is how Hitler got away with what he did because others who had a voice, look on and did not speak up. She has divided the nation. It will catch up with her eventually. No deed goes with out notice and no bad deed either. Christian people do not act this way!!!!

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Hey Baba, why don't you and the other 3 clucking hens stay in your lane.

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Blah blah blah...any attempt to show her as a villain, you lefties are all over it. This whole propaganda campaign is so obvious and old....move on. How long had that article been on her site? Why would you wait until such a tragedy to scour her website for an association or possible motivator for such violence? Get back to the subject at hand and Obama's continual reference to Republicans as "enemies", encouraging his supporters to get out there and "punish our enemies". This probably was more of a motivator than anything...verbally drawing the line and enciting action. Yet, placing such an unstable maniac on the defense...encouraging actual action. You guys need to look at what actually motivated this guy...what he actually said. It had nothing to do with S. Palin....this maniac was a communist, not a Republican.

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Sarah hasn't done anything different than the dems do. Both sides use militant rhetoric all the time. She is a kind person and does not believe in violence. She explained quite well when the map first came out that these are metaphors. Not unlike the Democratic Leadership Committee's map with bulls eyes,and their message..."take them out" has the same exact meaning. Look at all the negative, hateful and violence inciting rhetoric that was used against George Bush during his term in office. Barbara is a smart lady with a heart. It's a shame that this tragedy happened, and now the left is "arming themselves" with their own vitriol rhetoric against Palin and others. How convenient for them...how aweful to use this tragedy to gain political ground. They are inciting violence now and it needs to stop.

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@Lars: Actually, Palin once threatened to break every bone the body of Letterman's wife.
What? That's as accurate as your statement about Letterman and Griffin.

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Just what Palin wants: a media star feeling sorry for the queen of self pity. Sarah Palin did not pull the trigger in Tucson, but she provided the ammunition and loaded the weapon with her hateful rhetoric toward anyone she did not consider 'real Americans,' which is anyone not rich, not white, and not her brand of conservative. Sorry, Lars, I find nothing 'sweet' or 'kind' in this woman at all. She is angry, greedy, and a media hog.