While talking about the possibility of an assassination attempt, Trotta mixed up the names of Obama and Osama Bin Laden. “Osama, Obama — well, both (should be assassinated), if we could.” Then Trotta let out a big laugh.
Lame attempt at humor? Maybe. I’d consider it a huge lapse of judgment that is somehow, shockingly, going unpunished.
When Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan once said on television that he’s like to slap the wife of New Jersey Nets guard Jason Kidd, he was suspended from the paper for 1 month. Now, how can Trotta escape her comments (joking or not) with just a short apology?