Trotta: Black news figures covering Martin can’t talk about their past

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, March 31, 2012 22:28 EDT
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Fox News contributor Liz Trotta. Screengrab via FoxNews.com.
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Fox News contributor Liz Trotta displayed her disgust Saturday afternoon at specific black anchors and reporters, claiming they are being bias in their coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting by talking about their own experiences.

In a conversation with Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, Trotta was not pleased with New York Times columnist Charles Blow’s aggressive questioning towards Joe Oliver, the friend of George Zimmerman. Trotta also criticized NBC anchors Lester Holt and Tamron Hall, calling them “bias” for “telling their experiences as a black person.”

“Why do you involve your black reporters and anchors in this kind of framework that can only hurt their credibility?” Trotta sniped. “That was really bad I think Gregg.”

Trotta proceeded to also slammed Al Sharpton and MSNBC President Phil Griffin for Sharpton’s coverage of the incident.

Trotta was criticized previously for her comments towards female soldiers being raped in the military, saying, “What did they expect?”

WATCH: Video from Fox News, which was broadcast on March 31, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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