Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is being accused of using a white supremacist dog whistle because she tweeted a story with what many consider to be a reference to a phrase used by neo-Nazis.
Trump Gives Speech to the People of Poland, Says 14 Words That Leave Americans Stunned https://t.co/8iKHEQemn9— Sarah Palin (@Sarah Palin)1499423405.0
The otherwise innocuous phrase is "14 words" and although Palin undoubtedly meant it in the most obvious way possible, meaning 14 words, liberals took it to refer to the phrase used by white supremacists.
I knew Sarah Palin was nuts, but now she's coming out as a Nazi. Wow! https://t.co/4CWlwMLfcU— Troy Minos (@Troy Minos)1499468288.0
So, like, Sarah Palin is an actual Nazi now. Cool. Cool cool cool... https://t.co/xT4af9qkC0— Matt🌹🥖 (@Matt🌹🥖)1499462811.0
They were encouraged by a post in the Daily Beast ascribing the nefarious intention to Palin.
Later, the headline was changed to, "Did Sarah Palin Really Tweet a Neo-Nazi Slogan? Seems Not."
Here's how they explained the hidden meaning of the phrase:
The phrase “Fourteen Words,” or the number 14 itself, is often used by neo-Nazis as a shorthand reference to the white-supremacist slogan: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.”
The Young Conservatives' CEO released a statement to the Daily Beast, explaining why the phrase was used, and excoriating their implication that it meant to refer to the white supremacist phrase.
This is the 14-word quote the social media post is referencing, ‘Let us all fight like the Poles. For family, freedom, for country, for God.’
About 2 minutes of research would have revealed how there is a long history of our site (and countless others) using word counts in social media headlines. To jump to the conclusion in your article is slanderous, dishonest, lazy, and very unprofessional and harmful to our business.”
Palin just recently announced she was suing the New York Times for blaming her for the terrible 2011 shooting of then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.