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Randi Rhodes Quitting Radio, Slams Ex-Colleagues Maddow, Franken on Way Out
NewsBusters ^ | April 26, 2014 | Jack Coleman

Posted on 04/26/2014 1:37:58 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

The vast arid wasteland known as liberal radio is becoming even more barren. Loose-cannon lefty Randi Rhodes is pulling the plug on her show.

News of Rhodes' impending departure came in a terse statement from Premiere Networks, which broadcasts her show through 35 affiliates -- "[We] can confirm that Randi Rhodes has decided to end her national radio program. We've had a successful partnership with Randi for several years and we wish her all the best for the future. Premiere Networks will conclude syndication and production of Randi Rhodes on May 16, 2014." (Audio clips after the jump)

Rhodes spent considerable time on her show this week saying goodbye to listeners and outlining the rationale for her decision. She also couldn't resist taking swipes at Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, her former colleagues at now-defunct Air America Radio, especially Maddow (audio) --

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airamerica; alfranken; bushhassers; herramerika; liberalism; mentaldisorder; rachelmaddow; randirhodes
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Randi, We Hardly Knew Ye...
1 posted on 04/26/2014 1:37:59 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL I love it when Commie goons trash each other..anyone have that pic of the giraffe eating popcorn


2 posted on 04/26/2014 1:39:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PJ-Comix

Communism, it didn’t work any where else why should it here.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 1:41:10 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Who? Didn't he die during the Ozzy tour when the plane he was flying in tried to buzz a tour bus?

That crazy Ozzy Osbourne, always in the news.

4 posted on 04/26/2014 1:41:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: PJ-Comix

Probably stumble down the stairs on the way out. What? Too soon?


5 posted on 04/26/2014 1:42:42 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: PJ-Comix
This is Randi Rhodes.

This is Randi Bueten (her real name).


6 posted on 04/26/2014 1:42:47 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

She looks ‘simian’.


7 posted on 04/26/2014 1:44:56 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SkyPilot

Yikes. He’s better looking than “she” is.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 1:45:48 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: PJ-Comix

You know why liberal media does not work? Because liberals only tell you what to think but not listen to ideas.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 1:46:10 PM PDT by ully2
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To: PJ-Comix

Who?


10 posted on 04/26/2014 1:46:40 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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11 posted on 04/26/2014 1:46:57 PM PDT by TomServo
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Typical liberal - upset because others acted in their own best interests.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 1:50:45 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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35 affiliates?

That's got to be some kind of record.

13 posted on 04/26/2014 1:51:51 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SamAdams76

I thought Jack Coleman was an actor. What’s he doing at NewsBusters?


14 posted on 04/26/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

LOL! She does!


15 posted on 04/26/2014 1:55:06 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: SkyPilot

I think that first pic is “Randy”


16 posted on 04/26/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: PJ-Comix

Bump for later.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 1:56:40 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: ully2

Now that is a brilliant observation! Right on!


18 posted on 04/26/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT by SgtHooper (I lost my tag!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wow these other 35 affiliates must be truly devastated. A whole whopping 35 of them.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 2:03:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ully2

They never spend any time explaining WHY they are right. THey spend all their time TELLING YOU they are right and ridiculing you if you don’t agree.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 2:04:12 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Those are some pretty tepid 'slams'.

Klimmers taken a shitty job at low pay to boost their careers?

Color me shocked!

21 posted on 04/26/2014 2:04:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: PJ-Comix

She sounds bitter. Bitter because others made it and she never did. If she is such an “advocate” as she claims, and not in it for “self-aggrandizement”, she should be happy that Al Franken moved on to the Senate and Maddow moved on to TV, to a supposedly wider audience; to reach more people in Maddow’s case and to advocate for the people through the legislative process. What a phony.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 2:08:07 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: MileHi

Yes. Randy Rhoads. Spelling counts.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 2:13:25 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: PJ-Comix

They still have the national television networks and nearly every print newspaper. Let’s not act like this is a death knell. Her audience was what 10,000 listeners?


24 posted on 04/26/2014 2:14:38 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: PJ-Comix

hmmmm I guess for the trivia department:

Rhodes voted for Reagan and served 3 years in the Air Force, honorably discharge.

Still a nutjob.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 2:16:45 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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Whatever happened to that freak Janeane Garofalo?
Haven’t heard a peep from that weird one lately.
She hit rock bottom or something?


26 posted on 04/26/2014 2:17:30 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: smokingfrog; Kenny Bunk

“35+ AFFILIATES” is networkspeak for “We have a piece of paper with a list of 35 call letters in shadow or unrated markets. They don’t report to us, and we don’t call them. Yes, we understand they are carrying the show...”


27 posted on 04/26/2014 2:21:20 PM PDT by golux
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Somehow, I knew you’d be the author of this thread before I even clicked on it. Ol’ Randi has created enough mayhem on her own without her coworkers help. :)


28 posted on 04/26/2014 2:25:18 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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News of Rhodes' impending departure came in a terse statement from Premiere Networks, which broadcasts her show through 35 affiliates

That's about 5% of the number of stations carying Rush Limbaugh's program.

29 posted on 04/26/2014 2:26:24 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: MileHi
You're right!

Read this too...

In 1979, ex-Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne was in Los Angeles, attempting to form a new band. An acquaintance of Osbourne's, future Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, contacted Rhoads to see if he was interested. Rhoads, disillusioned with Quiet Riot's inability to land an American recording deal, discussed the possibility of joining an already established band with his mother Delores. When she asked him if he would accept "an offer like this one", the guitarist replied "Of course!" Rhoads got the call for the audition just before his final show with Quiet Riot in September 1979. The day before Osbourne was scheduled to return to England, Rhoads walked into the vocalist's Los Angeles hotel room with his Gibson Les Paul guitar and a practice amp and started warming up. Osbourne immediately gave him the job. Osbourne was very drunk, and passed out during the audition.

30 posted on 04/26/2014 2:29:15 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: PJ-Comix

I used to listen to her rants on Air America. No wonder Air America is gone.


31 posted on 04/26/2014 2:35:58 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: 1010RD
Her audience was what 10,000 listeners?

More like 10,000 drones.

32 posted on 04/26/2014 2:40:48 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: PJ-Comix

She is a most unpleasant woman. Ugly, liberal, unhinged. He claim to fame was when she blamed a right wing mugger when she fell down piss drunk after downing a bunch of Ketel One vodka.


33 posted on 04/26/2014 2:43:48 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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Randi Rhodes.. augering in..

Bummer.. no longer on the endangered species list


34 posted on 04/26/2014 2:46:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: GreenHornet

hehe

Even Steve Deace has more affiliates than that, and I’ll bet not one-tenth of the amount of money promoting her has been spent promoting Deace.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 2:50:23 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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35 affiliates

LOL..I'm sure it's Bush's fault...

36 posted on 04/26/2014 2:54:17 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyPilot

She claims that she took the name to honor him.


37 posted on 04/26/2014 2:59:15 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: SkyPilot

Definitely a face for radio.


38 posted on 04/26/2014 3:09:15 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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It’s good to see the last rotten piece of Air America hit the trash dump.


39 posted on 04/26/2014 3:12:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Now both her listeners will have to find something else to fill their days.


40 posted on 04/26/2014 3:17:28 PM PDT by IronJack
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41 posted on 04/26/2014 3:18:40 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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Good riddance!!!


42 posted on 04/26/2014 3:19:30 PM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: TomServo

Avast called this picture a threat.


43 posted on 04/26/2014 3:20:23 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: PJ-Comix

I don’t recall how it happened, but several years ago, I tuned into some radio station where hate speech was pouring into the air waves. I cannot remember the content, just that it was bitter, resentful, and full of lies. The hate spewer did say her name sometime during the few minutes I heard her rant.

I can’t say I’m sorry to see her go. She should never have been kept on the air for as long as she was.


44 posted on 04/26/2014 3:21:26 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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Oh, my goodness. She looks as bitter as she sounds. Spewing hate every day must be very corrosive to one’s world view, and that corrosion shows in her demeanor.


45 posted on 04/26/2014 3:23:57 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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Randi,in her Air America days,was a vile shrew.

Oops,she still is.

.


46 posted on 04/26/2014 3:24:44 PM PDT by Mears
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1979...

I was a little reckless and rowdy back then. Well, a lot...

47 posted on 04/26/2014 3:32:41 PM PDT by MileHi
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Dang, look at the grip she has on that mic. She must hate phallic symbols.


48 posted on 04/26/2014 3:41:56 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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:snork: She talks just like she looks! Like...you know...OMG
Just. wow. (Hallelujah for transcripts. That would have surely made my ears bleed if I’d had to hear it)


49 posted on 04/26/2014 3:42:09 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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No loss...

Love it when they choke.


50 posted on 04/26/2014 3:44:37 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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