In the aftermath of the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson, Ariz., which left six people dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and 13 others wounded, the media and some politicians have blamed 'heated political rhetoric' for contributing to the tragedy.
Many have pointed the finger at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Palin defended herself last week in a video posted on her Facebook page but was criticized for using the term "blood libel" to describe the accusations made against her.
On Monday night during an interview with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, Palin said the recent criticism is unjustified.
"A group of people being falsely accused of having blood on their hands, that is what blood libel means. And just two days before I released my statement, an opinion editorial in the Wall Street Journal had that term in its title and that phrase has been used for eons," she explained.
"Sean, so again it was part of that double standard thing and goes back to that thing if they didn't have double standards, what standards would they have, I suppose?" Palin added.
Seton Motley, president of Less Government, discussed Palin, the media, and her possible run for the White House in 2012, on CBN News Channel Morning News, Jan. 18. Click play to watch.