DUmmies Mourn The Loss Of Randi Rhodes
Randi Rhodes Quits Air America Rather Than Apologize For Hillary Clinton "F*cking Whore" Remark"
[Welcome to the land of Jim Hightower, Randi. Technically Hightower is still on the air but it is mostly via web streaming that no one listens to.]
Update: The Huffington Post has learned that Randi Rhodes quit Air America after being asked by the network to apologize for her inflammatory remarks against Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro.
[Randi decided to stand by her drunken rant.]
A source at Air America, who asked to remain anonymous, said, "Many people screw up and then apologize and move on. Like Imus. Like David Shuster. Like Jay Rockefeller on McCain. Like Obama on Rezko. Like Hillary on Bosnia. Randi Rhodes refused to apologize for her obscene comments and has chosen instead to terminate her relationship with Air America."
[At least she had the vast Nova M Radio empire to fall back upon. It ranks right up there with Ben Burch's recent radio empire.]
The source also said that there is no love lost between Rhodes and her colleagues at the network. "No one is upset. She made the move but there's relief and joy."
[Could it be because Randi LIED about being assaulted by 14 Ketel Ones on a New York street a few months ago? Or were the Air America people just sick of the way Randi fouled herself in the studio while under the influence?]
Dismissing claims that Rhodes was just doing stand-up comedy in San Francisco when she made the remarks, the source confirmed that Air America paid her way to California, that she was advertised as "Air America's Randi Rhodes," and that the Air America website urged people to go for "an evening of politics and pop culture." The source said, "Air America pays people to be talk show hosts, not stand-up comics, or else we'd hire Chris Rock."
[Chris Rock makes more in a day than Randi will during her entire stay at Nova M.]
I've always thought that Randi was never a good fit at AAR and that she was not very happy there. As a talk show host I think there are times she is very, very, good and at times I've found her mediocre. She needs to get over jealousy over other hosts ala when Franken was on and this bad mouthing of Ed Schultz. I haven't heard him bad mouth her the way she did with him.
[Blowhard Ed is another "progressive" radio host on a fast downward spiral due to plunging ratings. At least Al Franken had the sense to loot Air America (and the Boys and Girls Clubs) when he had the opportunity before splitting.]
I admire her for refusing to apologize, I'd bet Mark Green being the Hillary shill he is was looking for an excuse to get rid of her. And lately I thought she may have been on a bit of a path of self-destruction herself with AAR.
[Are you talking about the 14 Ketel Ones episode?]
I hope AAR wises up and gives Sam Seder her slot. Since I listen on the net I'll probably decide daily whether to listen to Randi (though you can bet I'll be there first day she's on the air) or listening to AAR if they have a good host or listening to Schultz on delay. At least unlike before AAR I have some choices!
[LOL! Your choices have been whittled down to listening via webstream or on delay. No delay for Blowhard Ed down here in South Florida. He has been TOSSED off the air.]
I hope Randi is happier with the new gig and can leave AAR behind.
[Randi will be even happier if you send her a coupon for Bloody Mary mix.]
And I still have a problem with the Creeping fascism that this has shown. And who's next? hartmann, perhaps Bobby?
[The low ratings Grim Reaper already came for Jim Hightower and Mario Cuomo. Both touted as the left's radio "answer" to Rush Limbaugh. You can call it Creeping fascism but it is really nothing but the low ratings Grim Reaper at work.]
When they outed Mike Malloy, it all became very clear
[Has Ben Burch been outed?]
They should all go to NOVA M....would'nt that be a hoot? I'd get the biggest kick out of that! IN YOUR FACE AAR!
[Yeah, they will all go to Nova M where nobody listens to their webstreaming. What a hoot!]
And that the corporate suits silenced another voice. F*cking bastards.
[It was Air America but perhaps you can figure out a way to pin the blame on the EVIL Republicans.]
She is a long-time professional; she knows how to represent her station (unless she was drunk or hungover - the rant did remind me a little of Michael Richards').
[Randi drunk or hungover? It would take a great stretch of the imagination to envision that.]
The new owners didn't like the old contract they were forced to assume.
[They didn't like the part of the contract where they had to pay Randi money.]
Randi has talent, but a serious achilles heal in her ego...
Sometimes I loved her, but frequently I found myself depressed hearing her or even repulsed. I don't doubt that some of her colleagues at AAR are not sorry to see her go as she could be quite disparaging towards those she perceived to be "less worthy" than herself.
[Randi has a great sense of self-esteem when she is lying unconcious on a New York street while under the influence of 14 Ketel Ones and fouling herself over and over again.]
I don't think that incident where she fell, was pushed, was mugged and lost her teeth was ever really explained. But then it's none of our business, it's between Randi and her employer.But she liked her beer and booze even according to her. If its a problem for her or an addiction, I haven't a clue.
[Here is the explanation. Randi was assaulted by 14 Bloody Marys on a New York street shortly after being thrown out of a bar for being incredibly obnoxious.]
She's a nasty ol drunk to say the least. Good riddance to that embarrassment
[Oh Will Pitt! I think we found your love match!]
What makes you think she is a drunk?
[Could it be those tell-tale signs like her laundry covered with bloody marys and body waste?]
her filthy potty mouth most certainly was not speaking for me, i'm glad she has chosen to take that part of herself somewhere else.
[Even Pied Piper Pitt ranting drunkly in Bukowski's has a larger audience than Randi is going to get at Nova M.]
I hope Randi gets a new on air job soon.
[I think Nova M is a nonpaying job but the coffee is free.]
Like I've said before, they-the powers that be-have silenced a lot of people. Among them The Dixie Chicks, Rosie O'Donnell, John Edwards and now Randi. Which just proves to me once again that it's over. Stick a fork in this country, it's done.
[I'm so depressed that I'm going to guzzle down 14 bloody marys and pass out drunk on the street corner.]
Since when is calling two prominent female politicians "f*cking whores" funny? I find absolutely nothing humorous about it. I think it's juvenile name calling. Now if she was calling a Republican names, that would be fair game in politics, given that Republicans will tell any lie about any Democrat that they can get away with.
[Oh yes! A scandal to call Democrat females "f-ing whores" but perfectly alright to use that term on female Republicans.]
If anyone shot themselves in the foot, that would be Randi Rhodes who will have gone from a audience of many to an audience of the few.
[We're talking Nova M here so it is an audience of one. Welcome to the Land of Jim Hightower, Randi.]