Talk show host, Landmark Legal Foundation president and former Reagan cabinet advisor Mark Levin has issued what The American Spectator's Jeffrey Lord writes is "a stunning challenge" to those on the left who are accusing Gov. Palin and other outspoken conservatives of encouraging mass murder:
First, he offered $100,000 to Chris Matthews to find any example where Sarah Palin or Levin himself had "promoted the murder of anybody."Of course Matthews and the other irresponsible leftists who are making their wild accusations will neither put up nor shut up. They never do, because they have nothing to back up their
The direct challenge to Matthews took place shortly after Levin had played clips of Matthews suggesting Levin's passionate radio shows were "angry" and apparently implying that Levin's shows and those of talker Michael Savage had some responsibility for the Tucson murders. The allegation came on the heels of a specific allegation by left-wing Pima County Sheriff insisting Rush Limbaugh was at fault, while MSNBC's Keith Olbermann demanded Palin "repudiate her own part in amplifying violence and violent imagery in politics."
"I challenge Chris Matthews, I'll put $100,000 on the table, to find any example where Sarah Palin has promoted the murder of anybody," said Levin -- specifically excluding terrorists and the Taliban.
He's waiting for a very specific allegation "because I'm going to sue." In federal court.
Audio of the Levin challenge is here.