Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin is telling one of the world's most controversial figures: don't put words in my mouth.
On Tuesday, Palin tweeted: "Someone making things up again? Keep seeing this quote attributed to me. Huh?"
The former Alaska governor included a link to National Review Online posting.
That post is partly titled, "Julian Assange Notices Sarah Palin's Criticism." Assange is the editor-in-chief of Wikileaks. He's earned international scorn for recently posting over 250,000 U.S. State Department documents. On Tuesday, he handed himself over to police officials in London on unrelated sex charges and was denied bail after appearing in court.
But the National Review is referring to Assange's fresh op-ed, that currently appears in the newspaper The Australian, and that is what prompted Palin's tweet.
In the op-ed, Assange defends the publication of the secret documents. But he also writes, "Sarah Palin says I should be 'hunted down like Osama bin Laden."
It's that quote, being attributed to Palin, that apparently has her up in arms.
In a November 29 Facebook posting, Palin blasted the Obama administration's handling of the matter. And she also wrote, "Assange is not a 'journalist,' any more than the 'editor' of al Qaeda's new English-language magazine Inspire is a 'journalist.' He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?"
Though Palin clearly calls for pursuing Assange like al Qaeda leaders are being pursued, she did not exactly write that he should be "hunted down like Osama bin Laden."
As for the other part of Palin's tweet, "Keep seeing this quote," CNN checked to see if it's been reported other places and could not find any other citations of it.
She's just jealous that he's getting more attention for making things up than she does when she makes them up.
Hmmm....If Palin is against this man, I think this man may be telling the truth. Palin is foul, or fowl...whichever one you deem acceptable. As far as "someone making things up again?".....Palin is the queen of making things up, or distorting the facts, spewing hatred, etc. I suppose Palin sees herself as a journalist....lol...lol...too funny. Once again, Palin is trying to bring down our President....she, in my opinion, should be tried for treason, or at the very least be tried for inciting hatred in America.
Got to think Palin's probably right about this. If anyone should be an expert on making things up, it's Palin.
Sarah Palin calling someone out on fictitious quotes?!?! HA! She gained her fame that way, why cant someone else?? She did stay in character however, and lie about how many places she read the quote. (Either that or she keeps reading the quote in the same place and doesn't realize it.....)
Ridiculous. She is virtually saying the same thing, but she is just 'parsing' the whole issue to make herself look better. Our country is toast if she ever gets near the presidency.
Sarah, you keep voicing your unwanted opnion of everyone who is newsworthy almost daily. Try silence for a month, stop talking about other people and they will not talk about you.
Are the people who follow her as detached from reality as she consistently appears to be?
What an idiot. She's really going to split hairs like that? We all speak english, Sarah. While it was inaccurate, word for word, that's basically what you said. Stop with the smoke screens, please.
she is inconsequential to absolutely everything. She adds nothing to any discussion. How can she possibly still be news worthy?
In the real world Palin is in Prison and the cool Brit with the leaky website is on the Riviera
File under moron.
The day this childish immature pathetic person leaves this earth will be a day of enfamy.....This woman is one of the MOST DISGUSTING PEOPLE that we've seen come onto the national seen in quite some time....
John McCain will forever be linked to this attention seeking EGOMANIAC that we know as Sarah Palin....!
isn't Osama Bin Laden the leader of Al Quaeda?
Sooo surprised that she's full of it on this, because gosh, she's just so honest everywhere else!
You can almost feel her giddiness at the thought that someone on the international stage actually acknowledged her stupid opinions. She doesn't care what Assange says or does. She's just happy he used her name.
LOLZ at Sarah Palin accusing somebody else of making things up!
Only Sarah can twist facts. How dare someone else.
Sarah's fact checkers must not be working too hard!
Please God, make her shut up.
It must be awfully upsetting to her to think that somebody else might be muscling in on her "making things up" turf.
Seems every time someone says anything bad about Sarah, she calls them un-american? He just paraphrased what she said. It is VERY American to use your First Amendment Rights. If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen, Sarah!
Please, please, please -just ignore the woman and let her quietly fade away. She's not worth the time anybody is putting into it.