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calendar   Tuesday - October 16, 2007

Rhodes Ravaged by Right - UPDATED

** Update **
We find via the New York Daily News, that Ms. Rhodes was not mugged at all.

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.”

Not that the nutroots will both with the truth, now that its known.

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Misha and others are reporting the mugging and beating of Air America’s Randi Rhodes in New York.  Obviously, she was not able to defend herself because of the drakonian policies of the city of New York.  Are her collegues and listeners lashing out at mayor Bloomberg and others for this seemingly random act of violence?

You’re kidding, right?

Morning talk host, Lionel filled in for Rhodes on Monday, but did not say anything about why she wasn’t on hand to do her show. The Randi Rhodes board reports that Sam Seder, who does a Sunday afternoon show for AAR, will be filling on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Elliott was extremely agitated when he reported on the incident. He opened his show by saying “it is with sadness that tonight I inform you that my Air America colleague Randi Rhodes was assaulted last night while walking her dog near her New York City home.”

Pointing out that Rhodes was wearing a jogging suit and displayed no purse or jewelry, Elliott speculated that “this does not appear to me to be a standard grab the money and run mugging.”

“Is this an attempt by the right wing hate machine to silence one of our own,” he asked. “Are we threatening them. Are they afraid that we’re winning. Are they trying to silence intimidate us.”

But then the comments are even more precious:

Very unfortunate. Maybe if she were armed it wouldn’t have come to this. Remember people, police provide justice but they can’t protect you.

I wonder if she will still be a Liberal Bleeeding Heart Advocate concerning crime, punishment & probation/parole and the 2nd ammendment rights afforded U.S. citizens after this?

Think logically people. Why would conservatives leave a body to be found? They are too ruthless, she’d have simply disappeared. It was probably Al Franken. Find out where he was.

Sure - this must be a right wing conspiracy. No other explanation possible.
You know, like maybe criminals walking around because liberals like Ms. Rhodes have spent their careers blaming these thugs’ criminality on “society,” and not holding them accountable for their actions. Karma is a strange thing, people.

I am saddened by this news. I hope Randy recovers and the police find the attacker. Then I hope the attacker can explain what circumstances in his background led to his rage. This knowlege may help us all avoid attacks on the street in the future.

Tragic!!!! Is the dog OK?

Ouch


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/16/2007 at 11:59 AM   
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