In a Sunday interview on Fox News, after deliberately referring to presidential candidate Barack Obama as "Osama," contributor Liz Trotta joked that both Osama Bin Laden and Barack Obama should be "knocked off" "if we could."
While there is some debate as to the intent of Hillary Clinton's comments on Robert F. Kennedy's assassination in June (I tend to give her the benefit of the doubt, though it was clearly a terrible and unfortunate allusion), no such ambiguity accompanies Trotta's statement.
You simply do not joke about the assassination of a United States Senator and probable Democratic presidential nominee. You also do not deliberately identify him with a terrorist who killed thousands of innocent Americans.
Liz Trotta must be fired immediately and held accountable for her despicable remarks. Here is the contact information for Fox News:
Teri Everett, Senior Vice President
Corporate Affairs & Communications
Or file an obscenity complaint here:
Electronic Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Toll Free: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322); 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY
And here is a link to a diary at Daily Kos where further action is being discussed.
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