Michael Calderone’s Blog: Politico.com

Since Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been in damage control after the candidate brought up the assassination of Robert Kennedy before the editorial board of a South Dakota newspaper Friday, you’d think political analysts would be careful when talking about the fallout.

But yesterday, Fox contributor Liz Trotta, a former Washington Times editor and three-time Emmy winner, clearly wasn’t when Fox host Eric Shawn asked about Clinton’s Kennedy comment. Instead, she made a distasteful joke (in the clip above).

Trotta: “And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama. Well, both, if we could.”

Shawn: “Talk about how you really feel.”

With an uproar in the blogosphere, Trotta appeared around 9:40 this morning to apologize. Anchor Bill Hemmer reminded her that people have been criticizing her remarks.

  1. Rick Cain says:

    Threatening a politician with death is potentially a federal crime, unless you are fox news.

  2. Ben F says:

    Rick Cain

    Yeah, sure you man. Of course, lengthy commentary from various sources, PLUS plans for production of a movie regarding the assassination of a sitting president (George W Bush) is nothing to give a second thought to, huh?