Journalist Liz Trotta Jokes About Obama Assassination

May 26, 2008 · Print This Article · Email This Post

Yesterday on the Faux News “America’s Newsroom” segment, veteran journalist and Fox contributor Liz Trotta was asked by host Eric Shawn what she thought about Hillary Clinton’s toxic remarks last Friday referencing Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination. Trotta said: “And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama. Well, both, if we could.” Then she laughed.

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Trotta attempted to unring the bell today on Bill Hemmer’s Fox News segment, apologizing but at the same time suggesting that her comments weren’t the slightest bit unusual. She said: “I am so sorry about what happened yesterday and the lame attempt at humor. I fell all over myself, making it appear that I wished Barack Obama harm or any other candidate, for that matter, and I sincerely regret it and apologize to anybody I have offended. It is a very colorful political season, and many of us are making mistakes and saying things we wish we had not said.”

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What we’d really like to know is, what is going on in the minds of people who make such comments in the first place? Trotta noted that Daily News journalist Michael Goodwin wrote of Clinton: “We have seen an x-ray of a very dark soul.” Perhaps some self-reflection is in order for Trotta as well. The former Washington Times editor and Chicago Tribune and Newsday editor implies that the names Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden are interchangeable, and that both deserve assassination. Fox and Trotta should be censured for this unacceptable behavior, made all the more offensive because it occurs on Memorial Day weekend, when we honor troops who fought to uphold American values such as freedom of speech. Sometimes, Ms. Trotta, discretion is the better part of valor, as Shakespeare wrote…in 1596.

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