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Commentator Jokes about Killing Obama

[b]Appearing on Fox News on Sunday, Liz Trotta, a former editor with the Washington Times and reporter for the Chicago Tribune and Newsday, was asked by the host, Eric Shawn, about the Clinton controversy and the 2008 race. This led Trotta to refer to the Clinton misstep.

Trotta, according to video, replied, “And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama. Well, both, if we could.” She laughed. [/b]

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003808177

Actual clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjYpkvcmog0
Youtubers response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEIdj8jQOlc

With the whole controversy from Hilary bringing up death and RFK, it seems that joking about Obama’s pending assassination is not an appropriate thing to do at this time. Especially since Obama has to have gotten many death threats already.

Here’s her apology: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B-hRSgPPZc

Sincere or not?

At least Fox no longer claims they are fair and balanced.

Err… in context this really isn’t super-horrible. A small miss wording perhaps.

unless it was intentional, in which case, yeah that’s fucked up.

[quote]Beowolf wrote:
Err… in context this really isn’t super-horrible. A small miss wording perhaps.

unless it was intentional, in which case, yeah that’s fucked up.[/quote]

It was obviously calculated, included the Osama/Obama “slip”.
It’s quite gross really, but alot of things on FOX are.

[quote]
Beowolf wrote:
Err… in context this really isn’t super-horrible. A small miss wording perhaps.

unless it was intentional, in which case, yeah that’s fucked up.

100meters wrote:
It was obviously calculated, included the Osama/Obama “slip”.
It’s quite gross really, but alot of things on FOX are.[/quote]

Oh yes, I’m sure that was scripted out… come on, it was obviously a slip, with an ill-conceived off-the-cuff attempt at humor. Also, the Osama/Obama one is pretty easy to make - I recall the moderator of one of the debates made it.

CNN has made the Osama/Obama mistake.

Wasn’t she referring to Hillary’s statement about Obama getting killed like RFK? Is she not even allowed to talk about that?

Much ado about nothing.

[quote]100meters wrote:
Beowolf wrote:
Err… in context this really isn’t super-horrible. A small miss wording perhaps.

unless it was intentional, in which case, yeah that’s fucked up.

It was obviously calculated, included the Osama/Obama “slip”.
It’s quite gross really, but alot of things on FOX are.[/quote]

The Illuminati has a long reach…

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
CNN has made the Osama/Obama mistake.

Wasn’t she referring to Hillary’s statement about Obama getting killed like RFK? Is she not even allowed to talk about that?

Much ado about nothing.[/quote]

So didn’t Teddy K

[quote]BostonBarrister wrote:

Beowolf wrote:
Err… in context this really isn’t super-horrible. A small miss wording perhaps.

unless it was intentional, in which case, yeah that’s fucked up.

100meters wrote:
It was obviously calculated, included the Osama/Obama “slip”.
It’s quite gross really, but alot of things on FOX are.

Oh yes, I’m sure that was scripted out… come on, it was obviously a slip, with an ill-conceived off-the-cuff attempt at humor. Also, the Osama/Obama one is pretty easy to make - I recall the moderator of one of the debates made it.[/quote]
You can see her thinking out the “slip”, she slips on her “slip”.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
CNN has made the Osama/Obama mistake.

Wasn’t she referring to Hillary’s statement about Obama getting killed like RFK? Is she not even allowed to talk about that?

Much ado about nothing.[/quote]

Hmmm… I’m pretty sure quantum physics allows some to make an honest mistake and others to be making a deliberate “mistake”.

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
100meters wrote:
Beowolf wrote:
Err… in context this really isn’t super-horrible. A small miss wording perhaps.

unless it was intentional, in which case, yeah that’s fucked up.

It was obviously calculated, included the Osama/Obama “slip”.
It’s quite gross really, but alot of things on FOX are.

The Illuminati has a long reach…

[/quote]

Does the illuminati really need to be brought in to explain that the former editor of the washington times is going to slander Obama?

[quote]100meters wrote:
Zap Branigan wrote:
CNN has made the Osama/Obama mistake.

Wasn’t she referring to Hillary’s statement about Obama getting killed like RFK? Is she not even allowed to talk about that?

Much ado about nothing.

Hmmm… I’m pretty sure quantum physics allows some to make an honest mistake and others to be making a deliberate “mistake”.[/quote]

This looks more deliberate.

[quote]100meters wrote:
Headhunter wrote:
100meters wrote:
Beowolf wrote:
Err… in context this really isn’t super-horrible. A small miss wording perhaps.

unless it was intentional, in which case, yeah that’s fucked up.

It was obviously calculated, included the Osama/Obama “slip”.
It’s quite gross really, but alot of things on FOX are.

The Illuminati has a long reach…

Does the illuminati really need to be brought in to explain that the former editor of the washington times is going to slander Obama?

[/quote]

The Illuminati runs Fox News. I know, because I go to all the meetings.

[quote]100meters wrote:

Does the illuminati really need to be brought in to explain that the former editor of the washington times is going to slander Obama?[/quote]

I notice you opted for the term “slander” - as a matter of comparison, when various commentators suggested assassinating President Bush, including writing a play including that gem, were they “slandering” the President?

[quote]thunderbolt23 wrote:
100meters wrote:

Does the illuminati really need to be brought in to explain that the former editor of the washington times is going to slander Obama?

I notice you opted for the term “slander” - as a matter of comparison, when various commentators suggested assassinating President Bush, including writing a play including that gem, were they “slandering” the President?[/quote]

Well, the slander was the conflation with a mass murderer. Get it?