Monday, May 26, 2008

Black Bloggers Unite! - Liz Trotta Should Be Fired And Arrested - Today!

Please watch the video of Fox News reporter Liz Trotta making racist jokes about Barack Obama and calling for him to be assassinated at Electronic Village or Black Women Vote.

SheCodes is asking for a re-newed boycott of Fox News and Liz Trotta and she is absolutely 100% correct! Electronic Villager has also started the call for people to begin contacting Fox to demand her immediate firing and he is also absolutely 100% correct.

This racist and crass woman should be fired immediately and I am also with the Daily Kos, she should also be arrested! She made a terrorist threat against Brack Obama. There is no joking about such matters! Get to work black folks, start calling and e-mailing Fox News now! FIRE LIZ TROTTA!!!!!!!!!!

There is absolutely nothing funny about being openly racist journalist or joking that a husband, father of two young little girls, and the future president of our country be murdered! A major line has been crossed!!!!!!!

9 comments:

Ruth Ferguson May 26, 2008 at 1:07 PM  

OK hear me out - this morning I have been debating: are we overacting just a little bit. Look at my post and PLEASE talk to me because for the most part I agree 100% with you, but wonder what are the rules?

http://ilivetoshop.typepad.com/vibrant_life/2008/05/obama-supporters---are-we-overreacting.html

Professor Tracey May 26, 2008 at 1:41 PM  

Hello Ruth,

I hear you, but I ask this, if the shoe was on the other foot and Barack Obama was in Hillary's position and made the same statements, what do you think the response would be?

Considering the monstrous overreaction to Rev. Wright's comments, I consider black folks reaction to Hillary and Trotta's comments an under-reaction.

And isn't it different when black folks joke about things that different affect them? Isn't that how folks deal with fear and things they actually believe could happen? It's a lot difference when folks that don't have that experience want to joke about it. No one has threatened Hillary or Liz Trotta's lives.

Ruth Ferguson May 26, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

We both know it is unimaginable that Obama would have the same type of thoughts, let alone say them. Also bottomline he would not have been allowed to stay in the race --- shoe on the other foot the superdelegates would have announced by now.

At least we have seen how the Wright mess changed the standards somewhat regarding vetting ministers as shown last week. As someone joked yesterday at this point you wonder will any candidate attend church.

you are right about joking about our own experiences.

I will likely call and lodge a protest.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com May 26, 2008 at 6:09 PM  

Hello there Professor Tracey,

I just posted the note below over at SheCodes house and wanted to share it here also, if you don't mind....


To all the ladies here,

We can not be outraged and then DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING... I know I keep saying this...but I must keep repeating it.

Repeatedly, I see blogs constantly mentioning this outrage and that outrage...but I see NO contact information on WHERE the readers must ADDRESS the outrage.

Well....here we are folks, once again, having a chance for collective action...

If you are SERIOUS about expressing your rage as a collective, then please, by all means, let it rip!

This information is not hard to locate, people!

Brian Lewis
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications
FOX News
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-301-3000
Fax: 212-301-8588
E-Mail: brian.lewis@foxnews.com

Rather than spewing highly emotional rants, pour out a serious warning that is constructive and will be taken seriously.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Malik May 27, 2008 at 2:31 AM  

I don't think this is a problem with one individual. This is reflective of Fox News as an institution. I think we should try to shut Fox news down

faith May 27, 2008 at 3:29 AM  

I signed a petition calling for that 'person' to be fired and wrote an email to Brian Lewis. You know there's an ongoing effort by Boyce Watkins to call on the advertisers of Fox News to pull out as well. Perhaps our efforts have not been coordinated enough.

Black American Princess May 27, 2008 at 8:52 PM  

Here's the petition calling for the termination of Liz Trotta.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/fox-news-has-to-sack-liz-trotta

And as I type this, I'm watching Fox News, suffering through the O'Reilly factor, and compiling a list of their sponsors. I plan to email Brian Lewis, EVP of Corp. Communications at Fox (thanks blackwomenblowthetrumpet!) and let him know I am going to boycott and encourage everyone I know to boycott their sponsors until that chick Liz gets the pink slip.

This is the last straw...

omegetymon May 29, 2008 at 5:18 PM  

The ways of the FOURTH REICH seem to be gaining a hold on our "republic".
Soon things like this will be intercepted in real time via the com
ing HD revolution and no one will
know how much HATE is actually on the tongues of the media.
Check the article:Whitting Accomp-
lices ALL! at vincentyettes.wordpress
.com. It's a lot more than most know.

D'Ellis/Mohandas Lighque

nattyreb May 30, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

A number of people have also filed complaints with the FCC at http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. It's very easy to do and only takes a minute. The more people that file this type of complaint, the more we can hope that something actually happens to this racist shrew.

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