Monday, May 26, 2008

Liz Trotta, FoxNews Contributor, Jokes About Obama Assassination

When I first wrote about this political year I said it was going to be a very interesting year, well, it certainly has. Never before has the word "assassination" been used so much in a political year, from politicians and political pundits. The latest incidents comes from Liz Trotta, a Fox Contributor.

During an interview, Trotta was asked by a Fox News anchor Hemmer for her opinion of the recent scandal surrounding some comments made by Sen. Hillary Clinton. Trotta said that, "some are reading it as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama." Hemmer quickly corrected Trotta, having noticed that she had said "Osama" when she meant "Obama." At this point, Trotta said, "Obama. Well both if we could!" Trotta then laughs. She has since given a half-ass apology for her comments, but she never mentioned Senator Obama in the apology.

I don't believe that Americans find this type of rhetoric funny. In a political year that has seen record turnout people are excited about the political process and the candidates. It's a shame that this type of violent rhetoric is coming from people who have been trusted to teach Americans about the political process.

Let's show Liz Trotta, FoxNews, and other pundits that we will not stand for this anymore. Please sign the Liz Trotta petition. and posted contact information for FoxNews, the FCC, and Sponsors so you can voice your complaint.

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