After Tucson Shootings, Controversy Remains, Even Amid Calls For Unity

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After four days of near silence on the Tucson shootings, Sarah Palin stirred controversy yesterday when, in a videotaped speech posted online, she used the term "blood libel" to fire back at critics in the media.  She says they are unfairly trying to draw a connection between her campaign rhetoric and the deadly shooting spree. "Blood libel" is the centuries-old myth that Jews use Christian blood in rituals.

A few hours after Palin's internet video debuted, President Obama exhorted Americans to stop partisan bickering. We sort out what it all means with Washington Post White House reporter Peter Wallsten.

This segment aired on January 13, 2011.


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