View Full Version : Why is Air America failing?

10-17-2007, 02:52 PM
People like Jon Elliott is my guess (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2007/10/16/2007-10-16_air_america_host_randi_rhodes_wasnt_mugg.html) as to why liberal talk radio in general is failing.

Air America radio host Randi Rhodes is temporarily off the air, but claims she was brutally attacked near her Manhattan apartment are bogus, her lawyer and a police source said today.

Fellow host Jon Elliott claimed on the liberal radio network that Rhodes had been mugged while walking her dog, Simon, on Sunday night. Elliot, who said Rhodes lost several teeth in the attack, waxed about a possible conspiracy.

"Is this an attempt by the right-wing, hate machine to silence one of our own?" he asked on the air, according to Talking Radio, a blog. "Are we threatening them? Are they afraid that we’re winning? Are they trying to silence intimidate us?"

A police source said Rhodes never filed a report and never claimed to be the victim of a mugging. Cops from Manhattan's 17th Precinct called her attorney, who told them Rhodes was not a victim of a crime, the source said.

Rhodes' lawyer told the Daily News she was injured in a fall while walking her dog. He said she's not sure what happened, and only knows that she fell down and is in a lot of pain. The lawyer said Rhodes expects to be back on the air Thursday. He stressed there is no indication she was targeted or that she was the victim of a "hate crime."

Rhodes started with the Air America when it launched in 2004. Her show airs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

The network released a statement that said Rhodes "experienced an unfortunate incident."

"The reports of a presumed hate crime are unfounded," the statement read by a receptionist at the network's New York offices said. "Ms. Rhodes is looking forward to being back on the air on Thursday."

Still, the tale lived on in the blogosphere.

"What the %$#$ is WRONG with you people?? Are you that SICK in the head that just because you don’t agree with someone’s political views you believe that they deserve to be mugged? Are you on the right that DEMENTED??," a blogger called neddlenosehanty posted on watchingthewatchers.org.

Another blogger shot back, "I very seriously doubt if this unfortunate woman was mugged by a conservative. To jump to the conclusion that she was mugged by someone on the right is bigotry of another kind. Think not?"<hr /></blockquote>


10-17-2007, 04:29 PM
It was a reasonable assumption....but won't cause your hoped for results of anything except your warped vision of Democracy, be aired.
Keep swallowing them blue pills.....
Shouldn't you have to register as a paid political propagandist...and reveal which extremist group is subsidizing you?
Damn, here I am responding to the village idiot again.
If you last longer then 30 days here, will that make you a permanent guest resident?
I know the Lord is always testing us, and I endured the gentleman from Fla....but doubt that my faith is strong enough to tolerate all three of you. It appears that Gayle has given up....I'm even wondering if Dr. Dave has had enough of the personal attacks that he has put up with on the pool section. Good thing you two wouldn't know which end of a cue to chalk ....I'm sure he would have been long gone
I'm about a coin flip away from doing likewise...enough s**t is ****enough. I wouldn't put up with this in a bar, and f*** all if I will here, you **** can go do for this board what you did for AZB....

10-17-2007, 05:24 PM
You sir have again exposed yourself as a hatemonger.

How in the world can you say that it was a reasonable assumption and then claim you are a person who wants evidence before you believe something.

Please. Stop embarrassing yourself.