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Elizabeth Trotta (born 28 March 1937) is a conservative American journalist and commentator, best known for contributions to various Fox News programs.

Biography

Trotta was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Her parents, Gaetano "Thomas" Trotta, a successful pharmacist, and the former Lillian Theresa Mazzacane, were both Catholics who had emigrated from Italy.[1]

Trotta is a Fox News contributor and the former New York bureau chief of The Washington Times.[2] She began her career in 1965, covering the Vietnam War as a correspondent for NBC News and later working for CBS News.[3] Trotta has taught Journalism at Stern College of Yeshiva University. She has won three Emmy awards and two Overseas Press Club awards, and is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[2]

Controversy

On 25 May 2008, Trotta expressed on Fox News an apparent desire that presidential candidate Barack Obama be assassinated prior to the 2008 United States presidential election.[4][5][6] While speaking about Hillary Rodham Clinton's reference[7][8] to Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, Trotta said:

... and now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama. Um, uh, Obama. Well, both, if we could.[9]

Trotta apologized the next day.[10] A petition demanding that Trotta be fired was soon up on Care2.[11][12]

On 5 July 2009, Trotta criticized Sarah Palin (who had just resigned as Governor of Alaska), saying that she was "inarticulate and under-educated."[13]

References

  1. ^ Hoffman, Joyce (2008). On Their Own, p 243. Retrieved on 2009-07-06 from http://books.google.com/books?id=ZaQlHPGbntwC&lpg=PA243&ots=ozK15cdfgX&dq=Elizabeth%20Trotta%201937&pg=PA243.
  2. ^ a b "Liz Trotta". Fox News Channel. 2004-10-04. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,34775,00.html. Retrieved 2008-05-26.  
  3. ^ "Fighting for Air: In the Trenches with Television News.". The Washington Monthly. 1991-06-01. http://www.encyclopedia.com/printable.aspx?id=1G1:10843605. Retrieved 2008-05-26.  
  4. ^ "Fox News Contributor Jokes About Bumping Off Obama". Editor & Publisher. http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003808177. Retrieved 2008-05-25.  
  5. ^ Same Joke, More Regret - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog
  6. ^ BET.com - News You Should Know » A Call For Liz Trotta’s Job After On-Air ‘Joke’ About Obama Assassination
  7. ^ Collinson, Stephen (2008-05-24). "Clinton tries to move past Kennedy assassination comment". Yahoo!. http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080524/wl_afp/usvote. Retrieved 2008-05-26.  
  8. ^ "What Does RFK's Assassination Have to Do with It?". YouTube. 2008-05-23. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vyFqmp4wzI. Retrieved 2008-05-26.  
  9. ^ "Media Frenzy". Fox News. 2008-05-25. http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=769481. Retrieved 2008-05-27.  
  10. ^ Michael Calderone's Blog: Fox analyst apologizes for Obama assassination joke - Politico.com
  11. ^ "Fox News Commentator Criticized for Remarks". OhmyNews. 2008-05-27. http://english.ohmynews.com/ArticleView/article_view.asp?article_class=3&no=382654&rel_no=1. Retrieved 2008-05-27.  
  12. ^ "In the context of no-context". Los Angeles Times. 2008-05-31. http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/sunday/la-oe-daum31-2008may31,0,1316586.column. Retrieved 2008-06-01.  
  13. ^ Fox News Channel (2009-07-05 10:55 CT). Liz Trotta on Fox News Channel, 5 July 2009. Retrieved on 2009-07-06 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvj-Xr0irhE.
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