Sunday, May 25, 2008
While commenting on Hillary's RFK gaffe, Liz Trotta on Fox News Channel first referred to Barack Obama as "Osama" and then laughed that they should both be killed.
TROTTA: And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that sombody knock off Osama — Obama. Well, both, if we could.
HOST: Talk about how you really feel.
Liz Trotta is an employee of Fox News and is former New York bureau chief for The Washington Times.
Fox News is obviously still upholding its "high journalistic standards"... Can you say, "shill for the Republican Party"? I thought you could.
Right-wing pundits on Fox News and other corporate shill broadcast outlets have regularly called Sen. Barack Obama by the name "Osama" in a systematic propaganda campaign to convince the American public that the liberal Democratic senator and presidential candidate is somehow connected to terrorists.
In a similar vein and for identical reasons, reactionary right-wingers love the fact that Obama's middle name is "Hussein," and they often call him that to evoke the visceral fear and loathing response by which they are so prone to control the masses.
As if she were providing a ghoulish punchline to that long-running propaganda campaign, Trotta made it clear that the conclusions that Fox's right-skewed viewers should draw were (1) that Sen. Obama and Osama bin Laden are basically equivalent; and (2) they both deserve to be assassinated.
An abysmal new low, even for "Faux" News.