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. Li says:

    Pedro, the only point you have is under your hat. To whit, that movie you linked to was hardly a celibration of the “Death of a President”, it was a film who’s central premise was that such a transition of power would be disasterous for our nation.

    It was an anti-assasination movie.

    Do try to watch movies that you use to argue with in the future, it’s so sad to see a person gored on his own point.

  2. Eric says:

    This is the way they view politics? That assassination is a viable, if not humorous, political solution? It would be pathetic if weren’t so frightening.

    Thanks, Hillary, for making the assassination of a Presidential candidate the conversation de jour.

    Now all we need is for some whackjob out there to see this as their personal message from God.

    I can’t believe that not only are some people giving voice to this, but they actually have the audacity to do so in such a cavalier and heartless manner.

    I don’t care what side of the political aisle you come from, assassination has no place in political discourse anywhere, anytime. Not even the most outspoken Conservatives on this blog would even disagree with that. When it really comes right down to it, the idea of assassinating a political figure is equally appalling to all of us.

  3. Smartalix says:


    Pedro, you are full of shit, simply said. Your link is meaningless in context. You have no idea of what you are talking about, or you are so disingenuous you appear to be incredibly stupid.

  4. Smartalix says:


    The movie did not advocate Bush’s assasination, plain and simple. Find a real example and I’d be open to discussion.

  5. Rick Cain says:

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

  6. 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?


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