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04-04-2008, 07:23 AM
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April 3, 2008, 2:20 pm
Air America Host Suspended for Clinton Remarks
By Brian Stelter

Randi Rhodes, an afternoon host for the progressive Air America radio network, was suspended Thursday after repeatedly insulting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton at an event last month.
Ms. Rhodes used vulgar language that likened Mrs. Clinton to a prostitute at an event sponsored by KKGN, the Air America affiliate in the San Francisco area, on March 22. A video of Ms. Rhodes’ remarks was published to the video-sharing Web site YouTube on Tuesday, prompting condemnations by some bloggers.
In a statement, Charlie Kireker, the chair of Air America, said the radio network “encourages strong opinions about public affairs but does not condone such abusive, ad hominem language by our hosts.”

The network called Ms. Rhodes’ suspension “indefinite” and did not elaborate on the fate of her daily three-hour radio show. “The Randi Rhodes Show” is normally broadcast from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Sam Seder, another Air America host, was scheduled to fill in for Ms. Rhodes on Thursday.
On the video, Ms. Rhodes is also shown using derogatory language to describe Geraldine A. Ferraro, a former congresswoman and a supporter of Mrs. Clinton. Ms. Ferraro resigned from a committee of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign last month after making controversial remarks about Senator Barack Obama.
Earlier this year, David Shuster, a reporter for MSNBC, was been suspended because of comments he made about Chelsea Clinton. Mr. Shuster said Ms. Clinton had been “pimped out” to make calls to superdelegates on behalf of her mother.

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I wonder if they would have said the same thing if they would have gone after Bush or McCain in the same manner?

04-04-2008, 07:29 AM
I can't stand Randi Rhoads. The only lefty talk show host I can't stand more (that I've heard) is Lynn Samuels, who makes me want to drive my truck off the road when I hear her voice.

Baby Lee
04-04-2008, 07:30 AM
Randi Rhodes was encapsulated perfectly in that Air America documentary when she tried to console a staffer upset about election reporting on Ohio right after the 2004 campaign. Her response was along the lines of 'Ohio doesn't matter, it's just a bunch of cows and cornfields'
Simultaneously elitist, venal, ill-informed, and objectively wrong.

04-04-2008, 07:53 AM
they paid their electric bill ?

04-04-2008, 01:02 PM
John Gibson was just on Fox saying Rhodes called Hillary and Ferraro the 'H-Word'.

She called them whores, mind you.

04-04-2008, 01:06 PM
John Gibson was just on Fox saying Rhodes called Hillary and Ferraro the 'H-Word'.

She called them whores, mind you.Dykes maybe but...Ho's. at $5/shot?

Taco John
04-04-2008, 01:46 PM
This is going to make her more popular than ever...

04-04-2008, 02:07 PM
John Gibson was just on Fox saying Rhodes called Hillary and Ferraro the 'H-Word'.

She called them whores, mind you.

Before I got to the second part of your post, I was racking my brain trying to figure out what the "H" word was.