From Blue Jacket.com:
May 26, 2008
Elaine Meinel Supkis
The disgusting free-for-all of 'jokes' by other Presidential candidates and the media, talking about assassinations, aiming guns at Obama and even outright murdering him, continues. Today's edition is a female shrike on Fox TV, Trotta, openly laughing as she explains we should kill both Osama AND Obama. Then this insane woman goes on to explain Hillary's bizarre Obama=assassination of RFK business. Calling Dr. Freud! I will note there are no jokes about murdering McCain or even Clinton. All of this vile stuff is aimed squarely at the person these people want to see dead.
This morning, while discussing the media uproar surrounding Senator Clinton's latest invocation of Senator Robert F. Kennedy's assassination, Liz Trotta, former New York bureau chief of the Washington Times, unsubtly confused U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama with Saudi jihadist and purported 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden... and perhaps placed similar value on their lives on live television.
"For years, the media has told us that Hillary Clinton is the smartest person in the world," Trotta said, "and that's up for grabs now. And the media's catching on to that, as well. The 'vast right-wing conspiracy' blame has been undermined by her evasions, by her outright lies, if I may say; by her pandering, by her race-baiting--and now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Os--Osama--um, uh--Obama. Well, both, if we could..."
As usual, I decided to hike over to Google and see how many mainstream media stories were up and about concerning this latest drive-by shooting attempt. This news has been around the web for nearly 24 hours and look at how high a profile it has:
Editor & Publisher - 10 hours ago
Appearing on Fox News, Liz Trotta, former editor with the Washington Times, was asked about the Clinton misstep on Friday, in which she mentioned the RFK ...
The kind of analysis we can only find on Fox News The Carpetbagger Report
Fox News Analyst Says Obama Should be Assasinated- TAKE ACTION Huffington Post
Fox News contributor jokes about assassinating Obama. Think Progress
Minneapolis City Pages
all 5 news articles »
Wow. A whole 5 stories. I think our major media has this big, gaping hole in their news coverage. Indeed, to my increasing annoyance and dismay, I see that traditional web sites like poor old tired Atrios has not had a peep about any of this raging firestorm. Indeed, there is now a very definite fissure that splits the left blogsphere totally: the sites that are talking about this big time and the ones, terrified they will lose all the remaining Hillary supporters, pretending they see and hear nothing. Frankly, this is real news and the refusal of the mainstream media to cover this in all its meaning is important. To have the 'alternate' side of the media online ignore this is...well, plainly sick or even criminal.
We are now entering a danger zone: the Valley of Death. Oil prices are shooting up and up. The Hellish Three Headed Hounds are howling at the Gates of Death, driving up oil prices rapidly in their desire to make a killing in the markets. The talk about war with Iran has been rising as Hillary and McCain lead the charge, upping the bloody ante. The rage and fury being stirred in the US is shocking and obvious. The evolution of this campaign going from 'Hope' and 'Change' as well as 'Security' has devolved into everyone at the top 'joking' about MURDERING OBAMA.
I was very upset by the 'elitist' charges flung at the first minority candidate of ANY skin color or sort, reaching for the White House successfully. This was an opening shot at taking down Obama that Hillary and her Gang of Four launched. Then the attacks for him describing people as 'bitter' and clinging to guns caused an absolute eruption of rage from an army of bitter gun owning people...including Clinton who once talked about gun control? HAHAHA. Oh my.
Well, that discussion quickly become a flood of death-threats against Obama. Huckabee whose son brutally killed dogs for fun, 'joked' in a very bitter and FLAT voice that the noise he heard at the NRA's bitter rally was really Obama ducking in fear due to an NRA white hard worker aiming his gun at the Presidential Candidate. This pissed me off. To say the least, one does not joke in this fashion....ever. 'That was just my wife ducking because I aimed my gun at her,'---what if this clown said THAT? I know a woman who was murdered by her husband who, for fun, aimed the gun at her while cleaning it and it was still loaded and went off!
Disgusting. His pals and the government allowed this murder. 'Accidental' was the ruling. This was 20 years ago. It is harder to get away with murdering people while cleaning guns at home today. But back then, wives were supposed to duck and cover if hubby was carelessly goofing off with guns. The NRA worked hard to prevent anyone from being punished for this sort of goon murderous behavior.
As a gun owner, this enrages me. My guns are locked up. When we use them, we are very careful to NEVER have them pointed at ANYONE for ANY reason. The only times I have aimed a gun at someone it was someone attacking me. Even then, I give clear, loud warning, I intend to shoot if they continue.
So Huckabee's 'joke' was just another shot in the ongoing war of egging on people into attacking the front runner for President. For Obama is ahead of both of the bloody pair of war mongers in this election.
Then Hillary mused about staying the course in case something like in June, 1968 were to occur, she could step forwards and like Lady McBeth, wipe the blood off her hands and declare herself the only one standing. This was entirely out of bounds. And only half of the left blogsphere talked about this. And Hillary supporters went about the net, threatening anyone daring to talk about this bitchy commentary by their heroine, threatening to pull the election and destroy Obama at the polls....I was filled with great disgust. How dare they? The refusal of this reincarnation of Bloody Mary refused to apologize to Obama, the man in every nut's telescopic sights, no, she ATTACKED him via the Daily News. And her supporters like Krugman at the NYT, all joined in the baying, yelling at us to not misinterpret her obvious wishful thinking. Indeed, all of this sudden talk about basically lynching this black candidate is supposed to be forgiven due to being all just funny, HAHA Freudian slips. Here is the entire transcript of this latest criminal talk:
Even as Hillary Clinton worked to defuse her Friday comment about the 2008 campaign and the Robert Kennedy assassination, a Fox News contributor went much further, joking about someone actually targeting Barack Obama.
Appearing on Fox News today, Liz Trotta, a former editor with the Washington Times and reporter for the Chicago Tribune and Newsday, was asked by the host, Eric Shawn, about the Clinton controversy and the 2008 race. This led Trotta to refer to the Clinton misstep.
Trotta, according to video, replied, "And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh Obama. Well, both, if we could." She laughed.
The host, Shawn, clearly understanding how far she had gone, quickly commented: "Talk about how you really feel."
Then he continued: "But do you really think that--she didn't mean that she thinks that he going to get assassinated, and she apologized--
Trotta: "Well, that's beside the point, whether she meant it or not."
Shawn: "And she's just using it in a historical context?"
Trotta: "She's tone deaf, because it's a radioactive word. And the whole question of the first black man becoming a candidate for presidency of the United States has all kinds of overtones and all kinds of caveats that really have to be considered in this thing. And his security has been a real issue. He's had bodyguards earlier than anybody else. Surely this woman had to know that that was a third rail to say 'assassination.' And it's hard to argue for her on this, because it isn't the first time she's made this step."
Looking at this transcript after seeing the video, we can only say, 'What planet does this crazy commentator live on? MARS?' I know NASA just landed on Mars. But how did this creature and her fellow aliens come here? Teleportation? Via TV, of course. I figure, this Trotta woman wanted to say, 'Well, both if THEY could.' But she said 'we'. And then capped it with laughter. Shawn's rejoinder was not to correct her but to talk about her 'real feelings'. All of this screams of group Freudian slips. The icy ground upon which all the media walks today is called 'the Ugly History Of US Treatment Of Africans'. The cruelties of slavery were replaced with the vicious Jim Crow regime. Breaking slavery required the biggest North American war involving casualties of US soldiers on both sides. The racist war against the American Indians was totally lopsided and the death rate of the natives were far, far higher. But we fought a war with ourselves over this issue.
Some people love to imagine this Civil War was about finances or tariffs, or something smaller. But it wasn't, not even slightly. The merchandise being disputed was HUMAN, not bales of cotton or gold issues. HUMANS who were BLACK. Obama doesn't descend directly from the US slaves, his father is from Africa. But he is in the same boat as blacks brought over centuries ago: the same rage and fear directed towards the victims of slavery are directed at him and anyone else who is African. The rape of Africa by the Europeans was and still is a crime against humanity that still has not been paid for correctly. The healing of these crimes can come only if Africans can live like Europeans or Asians or anyone on this blessed planet.
The fear of the 'other' is great! I was raised in the south and I know this so well. My stupid things that hurt my playmates who were black or Asian still bother me. I still remember the pain I caused by singing, 'Catch a NIGGER by the toe' while tugging at a kid's toe who was black! The tears of shame and fury on her face still are with me, may I be forgiven! WORDS MATTER!!!! Even 'innocent' words. May we all learn from these sorts of painful verbal attacks.
or parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is believed to be caused by the unconscious mind.
Some errors, such as a man accidentally calling his wife by the name of another woman, seem to represent relatively clear cases of Freudian slips. In other cases, the error might appear to be trivial or bizarre, but may show some deeper meaning on analysis. As a common pun goes, "A Freudian slip is like saying one thing, but meaning another." A Freudian slip is not limited to a slip of the tongue, or to sexual desires. It can extend to our word perception where we might read a word incorrectly because of our fixations. It is important to note that these slips are semi-conscious. This is to say that these thoughts are consciously repressed and then unconsciously released. This is unlike true Freudian repression, which is the unconscious act of making something conscious.
The white pair sitting in the FOX studio knew perfectly well they were not supposed to suggest WE kill Obama. But they did it anyway. The dark murk within their souls showed up glaringly due to their inability to see they even made a mistake. The caution by Shawn was not a correction at all. He correctly talked about her 'feelings' but didn't mention that SHE WAS EXPRESSING VERY DANGEROUS FEELINGS and should retract those words! If he said, 'How dare you suggest WE kill Obama', Trotta would have covered her little mouth and said, 'Oh, I didn't REALLY mean that!' which is what we girls used to use in the playground after saying something mean. We all knew a girl who said that was obviously lying. She did mean it. And it was meant meanly.
This sort of 'apology' is what Lucy aka, Hillary used this week to attack Obama directly. 'You MADE me say that, I didn't say that', is an old, old playground ploy, too. And the 'You obviously took offense and I am sorry you MISUNDERSTOOD ME,' is another 'out' for insulting children. It is amazing how fine these games are played at such a young age. I believe, this really begins about...hmmm....about 3rd grade. It gets rapidly refined. The 'bully' child loves to do this the most. A shy or minority child dares not do this game or they get beaten up. Or mocked even more. But bullies can and do. Hillary is using the entire media as her mouthpiece as she plays this stupid game.
The media itself, does the same. Worse. And the silence over this latest 'gaff' is most telling. They know they are being very naughty and should be taken to the Principal's office to be paddled. I remember teaching children how to apologize. I warned them, if they played the fake apology or did a mealy-mouthed non-apology exactly like Hillary and the others are using today, I would force them to try and try again to do it properly. Usually, the child will throw a tantrum or cry rather than apologize. So I made them try again until it was just right. Then I rewarded them with hugs and exclamations of joy.
Children who learn the proper lessons then can go on in life and do well because they don't play this awful game or make ugly Freudian slips when gossiping or chatting it up with other grade school adults! But then, our media is infested with this sort of infantile personality types! No shame! No shame at all! LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS!
This phrase was coined as a slogan during WWII as part of the US Office of War Information's attempt to limit the possibility of people inadvertently giving useful information to enemy spies. The slogan was actually 'Loose Lips Might Sink Ships. This was one of several similar slogans which all came under the campaigns basic message - 'Careless Talk Costs Lives'.
The slogan was in use by 1942, as this example from the Maryland paper The News, May 1942 shows:
At countians [attendees at the local county school] registered in the high school lobby before the opening of the meeting, they were surrounded on all sides by placards bearing such admonitions as "Loose Lips Might Sink Ships", "Defense On The Sea Begins On The Shore", "Defense In The Field Begins In The Factory" and patriotic creeds and slogans.
Trotta apologized for her comments on Fox News Monday morning:
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.
I remember the 'COLORED ONLY' signs in the deep south in my youth. I actually remember pre-Brown vs Board of Ed. I was in a segregated school back then. Color Miz Trotta blood red, eh? This bloody colorful commentary is also pure black and white commentary. Shame on her. And shame for this non-apology. She didn't apologize directly to Obama or his wife. Like Hillary, she tosses this off and then stomps away, snarling.