I too am tired of talking about Sarah Palin, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this Steve M. piece on the Rabbi who wrote the WSJ piece defending Sarah Palin’s use of the phrase “blood libel”.
Here’s a taste:
Hitler was a master showman. He was indeed a brilliant orator who used his considerable charisma to stoke an inferno of hate. It is well known that he practiced his speeches in front of mirrors and had photographers take snapshots of him in different poses that he later studied to determine which were the most effective. He was an evil genius who employed every facet of a darkened soul to bring out the beast in man. And Michael is insightful in pointing out how Hitler studied his audience in order to gain mastery over them the way an entertainer would. It is very surprising that such a straightforward comment has become so controversial.