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Old 10-17-2007, 07:52 AM
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Rhandi Rhodes

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Air America host Randi Rhodes wasn't mugged

BY DAVID HINCKLEY and TINA MOORE
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Tuesday, October 16th 2007, 4:54 PM There's no truth to the rumors that Air America host Randi Rhodes (above) was mugged near 39th St. and Park Ave. Sunday night. She is scheduled to return to the air on Thursday.

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?"

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:07 AM
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I'd say her credibility - if she ever had any - is about spent.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:15 AM
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Who the hell is Randi Rhodes?If it were not for this crap I never would have heard the name.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:33 AM
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And here I thought you had unearthed some rare early Ozzy footage, Howie...
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:38 AM
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And here I thought you had unearthed some rare early Ozzy footage, Howie...
Yeah, me too. RIP Randy Rhoads.
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I'd say her credibility - if she ever had any - is about spent.
How do false reports made by others hurt her credibility? Did she say anything that was inaccurate?
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:21 AM
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No matter which side of the issues you are on, the left wing proponents just don't have the zeal and fervor for their point of view that the right-wingers do. This is true in politics, religious denominations, and pretty much any other field of interest.

I'm not making a judgement about which side is right or wrong, just an observation about things like ratings, consumer support (for products advertised on these programs, etc.).
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No matter which side of the issues you are on, the left wing proponents just don't have the zeal and fervor for their point of view that the right-wingers do. This is true in politics, religious denominations, and pretty much any other field of interest.

I'm not making a judgement about which side is right or wrong, just an observation about things like ratings, consumer support (for products advertised on these programs, etc.).
That's the way it looks to me, too.

On the other hand, I was encouraged by "The Half Hour News Hour", Fox News's attempt to make a right-wing version of "The Daily Show." My goodness, that show was lame. The Fox News people are usually so savvy. I was surprised that they would fall on their faces that badly. Could the failure of the "Half Hour News Hour" and success of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" be evidence that comedy won't be funny unless it has a core of truth behind it?
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Liberals and leftward-leaning people tend to rely on more rational arguements, reasoning, etc. whereas right-wingers tend to favor more emotional, non-intellectual arguements.

Something that hooks one's emotions is always going to garner a bigger following than intellectual areguments no matter how compelling they may be. Fox is a good example of this.
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How do false reports made by others hurt her credibility? Did she say anything that was inaccurate?
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"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?"
It was her colleague who began with the conspiracy theories and inaccuracies.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:44 PM
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Who the hell is this person? The name sounds like some stripper's, - Candy, Fifi or Boom-Boom
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It was her colleague who began with the conspiracy theories and inaccuracies.
Right. And she denied the reports.

The guy who went off on the whole mugging theory has since retracted the story and apologized for relying on rumors. He's clearly a knucklehead, but I don't see why this should reflect poorly on Randi Rhodes.
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I heard she was pretty drunk and likely tripped and fell in a drunken stupor. In that case I wouldn't imagine she would want to call a lot of attention to it.

That's just hearsay, mind you, and therefore cannot be introduced in a court of law as evidence . . .
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:06 PM
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I heard she was pretty drunk and likely tripped and fell in a drunken stupor. In that case I wouldn't imagine she would want to call a lot of attention to it.

That's just hearsay, mind you, and therefore cannot be introduced in a court of law as evidence . . .
Wise guy, now you did it.

The lawyers will be jumping up and down in Court and screaming that you can't "unring the bell" either.
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Her dog said "A Republican told me to do it".

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