"She seems unwilling to apologize or back off of anything."
"I don't think I've ever heard her back off anything she's done."
Telling isn't it? Anderson Cooper wanting Governor Palin to "back off." That aside, it is absolutely outrageous to suggest that she owes anybody an apology after last week. Everybody knows that the media starting throwing the blame for the horrible massacre in Tucson upon her shoulders immediately after the incident took place, and before ANY facts where known. A massacre that took the lives of six people, including a nine year-old girl.
The media then spent the next few days after the shooting, egging her on from their anchor chairs, asking "where is she" and "when is she going to apologize!" After an appropriate amount of time had passed, she respectfully and rightly defended herself and others who the media had smeared with a manufactured blood libel. A truth the press has tried to absolve itself of by discrediting the term "blood libel" on the basis that is has a historical root belonging to a different religion than that of the governor's. Their efforts to do so have been ridiculous and nothing more than a diversionary tactic.
The left is attempting to get Governor Palin to apologize, for no other reason than to get some of the mud they have thrown at her to stick. By apologizing for anything in relation to what happened in Tucson, Governor Palin would solidify the linkage the media created, between her and the killings. The press would love nothing more than to be exonerated for their cruel and disgusting, politically charged, exploitation of this tragedy.
Governor Palin has no doubt been put through a lot over this entire ordeal. She stated during the interview with Sean Hannity, she and her family have been receiving death threats. She has be maligned as an accessory to murder, along with the Tea Party, and certain talk radio hosts. She never said or did anything to provoke such a heinous crime, but then again, she never has done anything to merit the amount of hatred the left throws her way either.
She doesn't owe anyone one an apology. The media, and the Democrat party owe apologies to everyone they linked to the blood spilled in Arizona. Most importantly, they owe an apology to the victims and their families for making a political circus out of their grief. Sadly, nobody will be receiving any apologies from the press or the left because to do so would solidify the reality of what they have done.