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Fans Of Randi Rhodes React To Her “Mugging”

Who knew that there was a site dedicated to Randi Rhodes’s radio show? (In fact, who knew there was a Randi Rhodes until just the other day?)

Anyway, here are some excerpts from the first few thoughtful comments on the news of the great woman’s (ahem) “mugging”:

Heard on the show – Randi, mugged, bashed in the teath

Posted by: fancypantselitist13 Oct 16 2007, 02:21 AM
My freaking God.
I can’t believe this.
Randi was mugged when walking her dog, no money on her, and smashed in the teeth, which I can only assume was with a baseball bat.
What in god’s name is this world coming to?
If anyone thinks this was anything other than trying to SHUT HER UP then they are stupid.

if it wasn’t a basball bat then someone please tell me what it was that knocked out so many of her teeth.
I”m devastated by what happened to her. and what that means to anyone that speaks the truth. That was a very nasty message to the rest of the liberal hosts in terms of speaking truth. They were definitely sending a message to the rest of us. Utterly despicbale.
I was crying tonight when I heard this. I”m just glad she wasn’t further assaulted (though I don’t know if she wasn’t).
I”m worried about her, worried about her dog, worried about all of us.
How could ANYONE do that to her???
I’m praying for her recovery… Randi, we LOVE you…
I’m appalled by this.

Posted by: gabriel8888 Oct 16 2007, 02:44 AM
I cannot find this on the net anywhere…I heard this on the abc news about 10 minutes ago…Does anyone know how she is, and who did this?Is she okay?
We love you Randi! Please let us know how you are! You are in my thoughts and prayers…
Who would do this to her? Coulter?

Posted by: fancypantselitist13 Oct 16 2007, 02:58 AM
you heard this?
I don’t think this was coulter.
This was some crazed right winger though…

Posted by: gabriel8888 Oct 16 2007, 03:01 AM
No, I was just thinking she would be the type that would do such a thing…I would say that it was a coulter type who would do such a horrible thing…
Maybe Randhi needs to move or at least get a large dog, like a Rottie or Great Dane…

Posted by: deke Oct 16 2007, 03:55 AM
I hope they catch the person or persons responsible for this cowardly attack.
I will pray for Randi’s recovery.

Posted by: egghead Oct 16 2007, 06:25 AM
It could be any one. Let’s see, just this past week, Randi has unblinkingly applied pressure to Limbaugh, Coulter, Ghouliani, Blackwater – all thugs, mobsters, or whatever – hell, they’re not kosher with the justice system.

Posted by: Hannibal Oct 16 2007, 06:39 AM
No mention of this on the main news page or pn the AAR page. Can anyone provide a reliable news link?

Posted by: egghead Oct 16 2007, 06:50 AM
You don’t regard Jon Elliott as credible?
Don’t want to ruffle any feathers, but this is not rumor or speculation that Joy is speaking of.

Posted by: gabriel8888 Oct 16 2007, 07:03 AM
We need someone from Air America of Randi’s staff to give us some facts…IF this was a political hit from Blackwater or who ever, there is going to be the wrath of G-d on the perpetrators…
I hope that there is a huge reward put out on whoever did this…They are cowards…The report said it was two men…Two cowards you mean…

Posted by: zamer Oct 16 2007, 07:57 AM
I just heard this on the Bill Press Show (radio), I’m in shock! I hope Randi got a good look at who did this to her, and get that bast*rd. Bill Press said she was with her dog, hope the dog took a bite out of this a-hole.
Randi, get well soon, we love you.

Posted by: gramsci Oct 16 2007, 08:05 AM
This is more than horrible. And I agree with the original poster, the message is clearly one of intimidation. Why else the concentration on her “mouth” area?
These guys are thugs. No doubt. They use intimidation and even resort to beating up a woman. Guess they know they can’t win on ethics, ideas or solid rational arguments so they stoop to this sort of thing.
Wasn’t Rather roughed up? You know, they probably do this sort of thing all the time – we just don’t hear about it. We’re – or at least those that speak out publicly – are probably all going to need armed guards just to walk outside now.
I hope she’s feeling better and will be back on the air giving them hell, filthy bastards!

Posted by: BlueBuddha Oct 16 2007, 08:25 AM
As Jim Ward pointed out on Stephanie Miller that is what the Mafia does to it’s victims to send a message. They shot a guy in the mouth as a warning against people who talk.

Posted by: stetz Oct 16 2007, 08:36 AM
Good G-d. They finally got her! Gees Loueeezzzz.

Posted by: buray98 Oct 16 2007, 08:37 AM
Right now all I can think of is the pain and suffering that Randi must be going through.
God, I wish it had me me instead of her.
I just hate thinking that she has been hurt at all.
She has meant a great deal to me. I live in a very very “Red State” and listen to Randi online because her show (Air America) is not available to me otherwise. If it weren’t for her and Air America online I would have almost no rational discourse to turn to these days.

Posted by: BlueBuddha Oct 16 2007, 08:39 AM
From the Talk Radio link.
Apparently, some right-wing critics of lib talk aren’t happy that conservative talk only accounts for 90% of the programming on talk radio. These whack jobs appear determined to whatever it takes to silence the opposing point of view.

Posted by: Dan Guy Oct 16 2007, 08:48 AM
I don’t doubt for a minute there is some retaliation plot behind Randi’s mugging.
Stephanie, Mike, Thom, Sam and even Lionel need to be extra vigilant. When the right realizes how little power they have left, they have to resort to these kinds of tactics.
Mike Malloy says he carries a gun.
I don’t doubt that more than once he has been confronted by right wing crazies. And it’s not like anyone’s worried about faux left-winger Ed Shultz, he can always get his hunting rifle.

Posted by: OKthatsIT Oct 16 2007, 09:03 AM
Man, that’s a ‘soul damage’ hit.
Gangster ‘Terror’ strikes again.
I think the Naomi Klein’s, “The Shock Doctrine” segment was the rage trigger. All roads do lead to 9/11, is my belief. Think of all those ‘payhecks’ with secrecy involved…exposure or whistleblowers could topple the whole structure. Why didn’t the 9/11 Commission hire forensic economists to investigate corporate/govt accts…and all suspicious transactions or ‘disappearing transfers’? Good question.
Sounds like Randi may need some friends to protect her while he walks he dog. And keep the cell phone cameras handy.

After an endless stream of such like colloquy, a dissenting voice is allowed for one post:

QUOTE(blackchipsss @ Oct 16 2007, 10:12 AM) *

What kind of dumbass board is this? One giant circle jerk. The deejay was mugged the same way 100s are mugged each year in this city. Politically motivated? Nobody but the goddam far left has any idea who the woman is and the only people who listen to her are also on the far left. You guys practice one large circle jerk. One idiot says it was politically motivated and yet there isnt a single bit of evidence. The rest of you yard apes jump up and down in agreement. You people sound like the mental patient Hillary who screamed about the vasy right wing conspiracy when it was reported Bill was fucking an intern. You people make me sick. Hey, how about Pelosi getting a vote on fucking over our ally, Turkey? Yep, better to fuck over our ally and our war effort if it can make Bush look bad. You people disgust me.

To which came this brilliant retort:

QUOTE(Libertas @ Oct 16 2007, 09:21 AM)
you know what i find so interesting about neocon trolls?
its how ignorant they are.
they can’t debate matters on merit. they don’t really know the issues. they can’t put together cohesive thoughts.
ultimately, they resort to repig talking points which are typically, let’s be honest, merely name-calling and drive-by personal attacks.
you can always tell the really stupid neocon trolls – they don’t even TRY to act like they know enough about issues to debate. instead, they just resort to name calling.

Posted by: Illuminotagain Oct 16 2007, 09:36 AM
We need to set up a network of the heads of our snake so they dont get cut off, as currently it is far too easy to “disappear” people.
The Right wing is running around ripping off every societal scab they can before they step down, so they can continue to steal Billions in the chaos. And we are currently poking a stick at Turkey, by rattling the sabre over a 90 yr old crime, to get them to spill into Kurd territory, and officially fracture Iraq so we (they) can say it wasnt the US. Meanwhile Hunt Oil signs a deal knowing Iraq wont be fixed (because if it were it would void the deal), how does Hunt Oil know? The have a seat on the foreign intelligence board.
Seemingly off topic, dont get caught up in who used the bat on her (this whole thing turns my stomach, and Im so angry Im about to cry) is just a patsy/ footsoldier, that authoratative regimes crank out by the dozens. Randi is on the front lines people. Its time to get West Side Story “crazy cool”- angry but focused
George steals Billions in broad daylight, while we PONDER impeachment Randi speaks the truth to power and this is the treatment she gets.
Prayers do matter, however if you REALLY want to impress Randy, (cards and flowers are touching but the right wing probably sells those too…) get more vocal, get more engaged and do something lasting (and legal) for her sacrifice for all of us

And so it goes, for another few hundred posts. Everyone happily in the same or higher dudgeon. Until they suddenly and inexplicably fall silent.

Obviously paranoia stikes deep, as the poet said. Especially among the stupid.

Indeed, note that the creator of this thread could not even spell “teeth.”

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 19th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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