Monday, May 26, 2008
Liz Trotter commits a Federal Crime on Fox News
Hat tip to Robert Rouse for this. It was bad enough that Mrs. Clinton, once again, invoked the assassination of Robert Kennedy as a reason for her to continue campaigning. I have not weighed in on this before, because I actually don't want to give Mrs. Clinton the time of day. There are enough people on the "internets" doing just that, and I would rather focus on the positive. However, Mrs. Clinton did not suggest that anything should happent to Mr. Obama.
Not so Liz Trotter. Fox News has repeatedly and deliberately misspoken Barack Obama's last name, calling him Osama more times than I am capable of listing. But in discussing the Clinton debacle with anchor Eric Shawn, Ms. Trotter not only refers to Obama as Osama, she says we should knock off both, if we could.
This is a crime. I mean, an arrestable crime. If someone other than a Fox News person made this suggestion, they would be arrested by the Secret Service and tried. After our nation's sordid history of assassination, the Secret Service takes this threat quite seriously. But this is Fox News. Ms. Trotter has "apologized."
Not good enough. Not good enough at all. Contact the FCC and demand that Ms. Trotter be held accountable:
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