Posted in: American Politics, Barack Obama
a live interview, FOX Contributor Liz Trotta jokingly wished for the assassination of Sen. Barack Obama.
This latest incident from FOX News continues the trend in violent rhetoric about Sen. Obama from pundits, politicians, and entertainers.
Grinning While Joking About Killing A Candidate
The incident happen in an exchange with the FOX News anchor. When asked her opinion of the recent scandal surrounding some comments made by Sen. Hillary Clinton, which Trotta described by saying 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 laughed gleefully.
Not only does she refer to him as Osama, but she jokingly suggests that he be assassinated along with Bin Laden. Oh my word.
It’s bad enough that there is so much hate in the world, but to have to put up with this kind of blatantly racist and violent rhetoric from a news network, is beyond comprehension.
If a news anchor or anybody in any kind of official role had made those same remarks in Britain, they’d have to resign. No ifs, no buts. Thank God I live in England, that’s all I can say.
Thanks to Jane, for the Huffington Post link.