Sarah Palin Agrees to First Interview Since Arizona Shooting


Sarah Palin, whom many in Hollywood and the rest of the country have blamed for last week's shooting in Arizona, is set to give her first extended interview since the tragedy on Monday night, the New York Times reported.

A Fox News Channel executive said Alaska's former governor will appear on conservative host Sean Hannity's program, with the interview scheduled to run through several commercial breaks.

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among 20 people injured -- six fatally -- in Satuday's shooting. Since then, Palin has been under attack for putting crosshairs over Giffords' district on her website and on Wednesday accused "journalists and pundits" of "blood libel," a highly charged term that has been criticized by Democrats and even some Republicans.

It perhaps comes as no surprise that Palin, who rarely gives interviews, would grant her first since the tragedy with Fox News: The conservative-leaning network employs her as a contributor.

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