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  •  Randi Rhodes lost me during the '08 election. (4+ / 0-)
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    wyvern, CentralMass, thestructureguy, lux

    Calling Clinton and Ferraro fucking whores pretty much did it.  She lost her show over it, too, so there was some satisfaction to be had.  Nothing she says is in any way relevant.

    •  that was stand-up comedy and well-used by (3+ / 0-)
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      establishment cons (who she was jabbing at) to take a shot at her.

      it wasn't on her radio show and it was just another time that some 'progressives' took their cues from the 1% and their protectors.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 05:48:37 PM PST

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    •  Bull. (6+ / 0-)

      Randi got canned because the owners of Air America were Clinton backers. They breached her contract in firing her. hat she said, she said in the confines of a stand-up routing that was neither broadcast or televised.
      If you believe she should have been fired for that, then you don't care much for free speech.
      Randi is one of the only really brassy, take-no-prisoners people on radio today.
      She isn't always right, something she admits. But she retracts when she is wrong, something you won't hear from the likes of Rush and Hannity.

      Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

      by MA Liberal on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:20:23 PM PST

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      •  Please don't make assumptions, friend. (1+ / 0-)
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        CentralMass

        Rhodes said what she said.  She was free to do that, and A/A was free to fire her for it.  Excusing it based on the venue, and spicing up the excuse with accusations of somebody being against free speech sounds like something the other side does.

        •  Nope. (0+ / 0-)

          It was complete beach of contract. They were not allowed to can her for comments made on her own time. She was not broadcasting. She was at a private venue.
          But then, you'd have to know something about the biz.

          Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

          by MA Liberal on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:52:31 PM PST

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