Fox News Guest Jokes About Killing Obama

'Many of us are making mistakes,' journalist says in apologizing
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 26, 2008 2:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Fox News analyst yesterday laughingly suggested on the air that Barack Obama be "knocked off." Commenting on Hillary Clinton's recent remarks about RFK's assassination, Liz Trotta referred to "what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama—well, both, if we could." She apologized today for her "lame attempt at humor."

Trotta was immediately raked over the coals in a number of blogs. "I do not believe there are very many people in our country who find it remotely funny when broadcast pundits make jokes about killing an elected leader," wrote Jeffrey Feldman for the Huffington Post.