Exclusive: Palin Emails ABC News to Push Back on 'Taliban Muslim' Twitter Controversy

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin uses Facebook and Twitter to make political statements and communicate with her followers.

Today reporters noted that she had apparently used Twitter to list as a “favorite” of hers a tweet from conservative commentator Ann Coulter showing a photo of a sign labeling President Barack Obama a “Taliban Muslim.”

The image was a church called “The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church” with a sign reading “The blood of Jesus against Obama history made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA: Hussein”

“MY NEW CHURCH!” Coulter’s tweet declares.

Asked for comment, Palin wrote to ABC News:

“Jake, I've never purposefully ‘favorited’ any Tweet. I had to go back to my BlackBerry to even see if such a function was possible. I was traveling to Alaska that day...it was an obvious accidental ‘favoriting,’ but no one can mistake that Ann Coulter was obviously being tongue in cheek with that Tweet. Shall I correct this with whichever wonderful media outlet ran with this (an obviously bored reporter...since there must be nothing going on in the world today, like, um, ramifications of a shake up of power in the U.S. House of Representatives?).”

Palin “favoriting” this Coulter tweet was picked up by the Washington Post, Mediaite, New York Magazine and ABC News.

- Jake Tapper

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