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Sarah Palin Pushes Back on "Taliban Muslim" Tweet Controversy

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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2010 file photo, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appears as the featured speaker at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affair's annual Liberty Gala at the Convention Center in Tulsa, Okla. The former vice-presidential candidate was in the ABC ballroom Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 to cheer on her daughter Bristol, who is a contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." (AP Photo/Brandi Simons, File) AP Photo/Brandi Simons

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin often bypasses traditional media in favor of social media when she wants to send a message to her supporters, but every once in a while, she still has to correct the record.

A few media outlets noticed yesterday that on Twitter, Palin listed as a "favorite" a Tweet from conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

Coulter's tweet read, "MY NEW CHURCH!" and linked to a photo of "The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church." A sign in the image read, "The blood of Jesus against Obama History made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected president USA: Hussein."

However, Palin told ABC News that she did not purposefully "favorite" Coulter's tweet.

"I had to go back to my BlackBerry to even see if such a function was possible," she said. "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?)."

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