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I ran the video earlier (available here) of Air America Radio's Randi Rhodes giving a speech/stand-up performance in San Francisco recently. Randi has since been suspended. She used some inflammatory language about Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro, and it was probably ill-advised. Even though it was in the context of a comedy performance, she was there as "Air America Radio's Randi Rhodes. So, her employers--who already have a difficult job--probably had to do something.
While I very much enjoy Sam Seder as a fill-in host, I'll miss Randi if she's gone very long. And if she should get terminated, or get so pissed about the situation that she quits, I'll really be bummed. Air America Radio would be wise to tread very carefully here. If Rachel Maddow's star continues to rise (she's hosting Countdown with Keith Olbermann tomorrow), it isn't inconceivable that AAR could lose her. Losing their two biggest stars would be almost impossible to come back from.
Air America's Randi Rhodes said suspended for calling Clinton, Ferraro 'whores'
Air America has allegedly suspended talk radio host Randi Rhodes after she made scathing statements off-air about Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and former Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro.
What a whore Geraldine Ferraro is! She's such a f***ing whore!" Rhodes remarked. "Hillary is a big f***ing whore, too" to a mixed audience reaction. "You know why she's a big f***ing whore? Because her deal is always, 'Read the fine print, ***hole!'"
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