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Randi Rhodes “Quits” Air America

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She called Hillary a “big f**king whore” live, and Air America suspended her. So instead of apologizing, she quit.

Folks, this was a liberal hack of the highest degree. At one time she even joked about assassinating Bush…she was literally that bad.

Now, I did listen to Air America when it first launched, and Al Franken could be amusing from time to time, but when Rhodes came on after his show, it was like nails on a chalk board. And people actually wondered why they were having financial problems? Please…

Here’s the official statement from Air America’s top brass:

Last week Air America suspended Randi Rhodes for abusive, obscene language at a recent public appearance in San Francisco which was sponsored by an Air America affiliate station.

Air America Media was informed last night by Ms. Rhodes that she has chosen to terminate her employment with the company.

We wish her well and thank her for past services to Air America. We will soon announce exciting new talent.

Joe Gandelman notes the significance

What’s most notable about this incident is that it shows that there is a line that can’t be crossed — particularly in a divisive election year.

Vigorous, even controversial discussions or characterizations could spark denunciations but aren’t on the same level as name-calling swearing (even if, as some argued, it was done to be funny or even satirical).

It also underscores the changing nature of Air America, which started out as a company in which progressives had great hope that they could challenge the conservative talk radio’s dominance in the marketplace or, at the very least, checkmate it.. The company has since had problems, reorganized, and was sold. Its present programming is not quite as far to the left as it had been when it debuted amid great fanfare.

Goodbye and good riddance.