Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Trotta Apologizes for Joking about Obama's Death

Yesterday I posted commentary about Liz Trotta's joking on FOX News that she and others hope Obama would be "knocked off." Other bloggers were also outraged and perhaps even a few FOX News viewers. Today I found out through Crooks and Liars that Trotta's apologized for her supposed joke. She said it was a lame attempt at humor:
Trotta: I am so sorry about what happened yesterday. In a lame attempt at humor I really just fell all over myself in making it appear that I wished Barack Obama harm or any other candidate for that matter. I sincerely regret it and apologize to anybody I’ve offended. It’s a very colorful political season and many of us are making mistakes and saying things we wish we hadn’t said. (as quoted at Crooks and Liars)
This is America, land of the apologies, so I suppose Trotta looking contrite is enough for this nation these days. But I can't help but recall the spiritual teaching that what we say matters or as it says in the Bible, "From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." (Matt 12:24)

Trotta and those like her bear watching and I don't mean on FOX News. Uh, why is she on national TV again?

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1 comment:

Jen said...

It's a nice apology, but as my kids say to each other, "That didn't make it all better!"