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AIR AMERICA RADIO INVESTIGATED AFTER BUSH 'GUNSHOTS'
Drudge Report ^ | April 27, 2005 | Matt Drudge

Posted on 04/27/2005 5:55:47 AM PDT by Quilla

Edited on 04/27/2005 8:18:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WED APRIL 27, 2005 09:01:25 ET XXXXX

AIR AMERICA RADIO INVESTIGATED AFTER BUSH 'GUNSHOTS'

**Exclusive**

The red-hot rhetoric over Social Security on liberal talkradio network AIR AMERICA has caught the attention of the Secret Service, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Government officials are reviewing a skit which aired on the network Monday evening -- a skit featuring an apparent gunshot warning to the president!

The announcer: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]."

The audio production at the center of the controversy aired during opening minutes of The Randi Rhodes Show.

"What is with all the killing?" Rhodes said, laughing, after the clip aired.

"Even joking about shooting the president is a crime, let alone doing it on national radio... we are taking this very seriously," a government source explained.

[A Randi Rhodes Fan site is offering an mp3 clip of the broadcast.]

Developing...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airamerica; drudge; liberaltalkradio; presidentbush; probe; randi; randirhodes; rhodes; socialisthysteria
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1 posted on 04/27/2005 5:55:51 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla

Are there any FReepers who actually listen to Air America?


2 posted on 04/27/2005 5:56:51 AM PDT by RushCrush (Blind Rushbot- Waiting for instructions from the Maha.)
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To: RushCrush

I doubt it. Drudge just added this:

Secret Service officials are reviewing a skit which aired on the network Monday evening -- a skit featuring an apparent gunshot warning to the president...


3 posted on 04/27/2005 5:57:28 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla

Maybe Garofalo just burped.


4 posted on 04/27/2005 5:57:49 AM PDT by bikepacker67 (If Humans are Animals, why isn't PETA protesting the torture of Terri?)
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To: RushCrush

Somebody have a mp3?


5 posted on 04/27/2005 5:58:02 AM PDT by GAD
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To: Quilla

They are slime with zero creativity.


6 posted on 04/27/2005 5:58:18 AM PDT by RushCrush (Blind Rushbot- Waiting for instructions from the Maha.)
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To: RushCrush

Now that it's coming to XM, I might try to tune in just to experience how truly bad it is. If, however, it's anything like DU--and I suspect that it is--I think that once will be more than enough!


7 posted on 04/27/2005 5:58:47 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: Quilla

What did they do? Spoof an assassination?


8 posted on 04/27/2005 5:59:26 AM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Which part of "Don't Mess With Texas" didn't you get?)
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To: Quilla

I thought they didn't like guns.


9 posted on 04/27/2005 5:59:27 AM PDT by sierrahome (Department of Redundancy Department)
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To: RushCrush
One night, while suffering from insomnia, I caught the HBO special on Air America. What a bunch of filthy mouthed, vindictive little people!
10 posted on 04/27/2005 6:00:04 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: GAD
Somebody have a mp3?

No - but I'd like to have an MP-5

11 posted on 04/27/2005 6:00:09 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (The Crew Chief's Toolbox: A roll around cabinet full of specialists.)
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To: RushCrush

I thought they were against guns.


12 posted on 04/27/2005 6:00:47 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: piperpilot
It has been on xm for over a year 167, how do I know this I avoid it with a passion as well abc talk radio in the am>
13 posted on 04/27/2005 6:00:52 AM PDT by dts32041 (Two words that shouldn't be used in the same sentence Grizzly bear and violate.)
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To: piperpilot

I once tuned to America Left on XM by mistake. I almost drove my car into a concrete pillar out of sheer boredom.


14 posted on 04/27/2005 6:01:01 AM PDT by RushCrush (Blind Rushbot- Waiting for instructions from the Maha.)
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To: Quilla

Secret Service, IRS, and Jack Bauer...send in all of them. These idiots are dangerous.


15 posted on 04/27/2005 6:01:03 AM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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To: Quilla

They celebrated the death of Terri Schaivo and the Pope. It's not surprising they would want the death of our President. They glorify the culture of death. Whether it's infanticide, euthanasia or assisted suicide. Useless eaters, all of them.


16 posted on 04/27/2005 6:01:22 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Democrat or Communist? Is there a difference?)
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To: Quilla

Kill the President?

Is that all they can come up with?

And they call right wing radio "hate radio."

I have yet to hear a righty radio host suggest Clinton (or any other Dem politician) should pay with his life.


17 posted on 04/27/2005 6:01:32 AM PDT by Guillermo (Vote for Pedro)
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To: RushCrush
I've listened to it from time to time. I try to listen to all types of talk radio. Its not the fact that it's left wing radio that makes it so bad...it's the fact that the hosts are so darn awful! I've heard better radio hosts on College and Highschool radio stations.

Sadly, her ein Michigan, we lost a great one yesterday. Mark Scott. Excelsior! Mark....You will be missed.

18 posted on 04/27/2005 6:02:30 AM PDT by Portnoy (Fahrenheit 451...Today's Temperature is hotter than you think...)
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To: Quilla

Can you imagine if Rush, Gelnn Beck, or Jay Severin played a skit featuring Bill Clinton (during his term) and gunshots???


19 posted on 04/27/2005 6:03:08 AM PDT by theDentist (The Dems are putting all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Quilla
They're not even original. Remember this gem from the NY Times?

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/07/weekinreview/07murp.html

Use login: junkish4, password: junkish if you need to log in to read it.

"The Republicans are basically unchecked," Professor Wilentz said. "There is no check in the federal government and no check in the world. They have an unfettered playing field."

Until the next act of God, that is.

20 posted on 04/27/2005 6:04:02 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Need quote from supporter)
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To: thoughtomator

Whoops, that last line should also be in italics, it's a quote from the article


21 posted on 04/27/2005 6:04:37 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Need quote from supporter)
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To: Ron in Acreage

Did Air America actually celebrate the Pope's death on air?


22 posted on 04/27/2005 6:04:41 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: Quilla
I've listened from time to time for amusement's sake and this isn't the first time that they have "jokingly" talked about assasinating the President. Randi Rhodes has "joked" about it a couple of times, at least. We'll just see what the Secret Service thinks about her brand of "humor".
23 posted on 04/27/2005 6:05:53 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: sierrahome
No, no. They just don't want you to have guns.
24 posted on 04/27/2005 6:06:46 AM PDT by Space Wrangler
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To: Reaganesque
The photo of President Bush Drudge has with this story:


25 posted on 04/27/2005 6:09:06 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla

More up now ............



XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WED APRIL 27, 2005 09:01:25 ET XXXXX

AIR AMERICA RADIO INVESTIGATED AFTER BUSH 'GUNSHOTS'

**Exclusive**

The red-hot rhetoric over Social Security on liberal talkradio network AIR AMERICA has caught the attention of the Secret Service, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Government officials are reviewing a skit which aired on the network Monday evening -- a skit featuring an apparent gunshot warning to the president!

The announcer: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]."

The audio production at the center of the controversy aired during the opening of The Randi Rhodes Show.

"Even joking about shooting the president is a crime, let alone doing it on national radio... we are taking this very seriously," a government source explained.

Developing...


26 posted on 04/27/2005 6:11:59 AM PDT by blogblogginaway
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To: Space Wrangler

The rest of the story:

AIR AMERICA RADIO INVESTIGATED AFTER BUSH 'GUNSHOTS'

**Exclusive**

The red-hot rhetoric over Social Security on liberal talkradio network AIR AMERICA has caught the attention of the Secret Service, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Government officials are reviewing a skit which aired on the network Monday evening -- a skit featuring an apparent gunshot warning to the president!

The announcer: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]."

The audio production at the center of the controversy aired during the opening of The Randi Rhodes Show.

"Even joking about shooting the president is a crime, let alone doing it on national radio... we are taking this very seriously," a government source explained.

Developing...


27 posted on 04/27/2005 6:12:14 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Quilla

PLEASE

I hope this gets ignored. Err Amerika is desperately thrashing in its death throes. Let em die!

If this gets attention..as they say...any publicity is..etc.


28 posted on 04/27/2005 6:12:27 AM PDT by Scarchin (Lone conservative teacher)
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To: piperpilot
I find that DU is actually more entertaining than Air America.

I listened to R.Rhodes one day and I swear....all I heard was, "OMG, like OMG. Bush is so stupid. I can't believe these people listen to this guy. He's stupid. OMG. OMG. Just OMG. We have to do something....like...go to DC and protest or something. Just OMG."

That was about it. Now, you don't have to tune in as I saved you 5 minutes of your life.

29 posted on 04/27/2005 6:13:33 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: wideawake

It was a bash-a-thon. And their message boards were loaded with remarks like "good riddence", "it's about time" etc. Nothing but pure vile and hatred.Check out Randi Rhodes message boards and see for yourself. Anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-American bile spewing in every direction.


30 posted on 04/27/2005 6:13:41 AM PDT by Ron in Acreage (Democrat or Communist? Is there a difference?)
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To: RushCrush
They are slime with zero creativity.

Assassination. Haw haw. *snort* "Ass." Haw haw.

31 posted on 04/27/2005 6:14:07 AM PDT by anonymous_user (Not everything's a conspiracy.)
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To: mlc9852
I thought they were against guns.

They are, for you. Socialism is an inherently evil belief system and as they lose ground the facade slips to reveal their true selves. They actually intend to rule wisely (according to their perverted concept of "fair"), but they intend to rule.

32 posted on 04/27/2005 6:15:17 AM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: Quilla

More:

XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX WED APRIL 27, 2005 09:01:25 ET XXXXX

AIR AMERICA RADIO INVESTIGATED AFTER BUSH 'GUNSHOTS'

**Exclusive**

The red-hot rhetoric over Social Security on liberal talkradio network AIR AMERICA has caught the attention of the Secret Service, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

Government officials are reviewing a skit which aired on the network Monday evening -- a skit featuring an apparent gunshot warning to the president!

The announcer: "A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn't safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here's your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]."

The audio production at the center of the controversy aired during opening minutes of The Randi Rhodes Show.

"Even joking about shooting the president is a crime, let alone doing it on national radio... we are taking this very seriously," a government source explained.


33 posted on 04/27/2005 6:15:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: blogblogginaway
[audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked]."

Contrast that to what Delay said about Judge Greer. Who's inciting violence again?

34 posted on 04/27/2005 6:15:43 AM PDT by anonymous_user (Not everything's a conspiracy.)
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To: piperpilot

yeah,...but I still can't understand why XM's CEO thinks AirAmerica is good for the roster?!??!!


35 posted on 04/27/2005 6:17:22 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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This is NOT THE FIRST TIME this hag used bullet sounds advocating the killing Of Prez Bush! I heard her make them with her own mouth MONTHS AGO....sounds of bullets and referred to Bush. I was shocked that she wasn't yanked off the air and taken to jail THEN. How can they let her get away with this?


36 posted on 04/27/2005 6:17:23 AM PDT by Pillows (I can't stand too slow drivers.....)
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To: Scarchin
This rhetoric inflames the left. With the recent spate of kill Bush t-shirts and stamps with a gun to the President's head, someone should be held accountable for this behavior. Charging those at Air America responsible for this may assist in putting an end to these threats.
37 posted on 04/27/2005 6:18:19 AM PDT by Quilla
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I'm sure the same thing that happened to Craig Kilborn will happen to them. That is, nothing.


38 posted on 04/27/2005 6:18:21 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: RushCrush
Are there any FReepers who actually listen to Air America?

I do.

I started listening last year, and immediately labeled it the "Bevis and Butthead" Radio network: Hours of name-calling punctuated by personal gay (as in pervert) personal adventures and Public Service announcements.
"Losers Radio" would also fit.

A little of that goes a long way. I listened for an hour each morning and night while commuting, but had to take a break after a month, to recover my sanity.

Now I listen a few days each time. Nothing has changed.

39 posted on 04/27/2005 6:19:13 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: anonymous_user
"Contrast that to what Delay said about Judge Greer. Who's inciting violence again?"

Excellent!

40 posted on 04/27/2005 6:19:32 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: Dad yer funny
I've met XM's CEO and I've visited their corporate offices.

I've never met a crunchier, more PC management team in my life.

It doesn't surprise me at all.

41 posted on 04/27/2005 6:19:48 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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42 posted on 04/27/2005 6:20:23 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: Quilla

I understand - but I just don't want the media - even rightwing media - to give this a lot of play. They should be ignored - visited by men in dark sunglasses - but ignored by the media.


43 posted on 04/27/2005 6:20:32 AM PDT by Scarchin (Lone conservative teacher)
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To: theDentist
the funny thing is that with the Internet in full growth mode... these pathetic losers are the buggy whip makers of the entertainment/information industry.

Think of the last "Tony" award winners ............ exactly, localized to a niche liberal Northeast market of psuedo-intellectuals that wear glasses to make themselves "look" smart, talk with a smirk(cause they are so smart and "middle America" is so stupid), and generally don't have a clue how to earn a living.... so they are left out of the mainstream to put their little wet noses on the windows of success and poop in the front yard.

I saw the HBO special on Air America.... it was great, fantastic,.... I don't know if it intended to portray the libs in any certain light, but just the sheer hypocrisy, stupidity of marketing, arrogance and condescension came through like a beacon in the fog.

The left's "answer" to right wing radio is a joke..... (ba-dum-pum) an old vaudeville joke told by, relics of PC thinking and socialist/communitst anti-American, blame the US "has beens" that couldn't get a job without lying, plagarizing, or bl#wing somebody (both male and female).

I hope Air America stays on for a long time..... it was great to see them struggle to make payrolls, pay health insurance and learn a lesson on how hard it really is to be a "big bad corporation". How to earn a living and make a profit in order to grow and develop an audience without a media monopoly.

Welcome to the fight libs...... Now it's time to grow up you whiny socialists....it's about time... mommy's not here to pick up after you and pay your bills, this is "big boy" school now. hahahahahahaa

44 posted on 04/27/2005 6:20:52 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: Quilla

typo: scAir America


45 posted on 04/27/2005 6:21:16 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: RushCrush

I used to listen to WLIB on Saturday for caribbean music. I turned it back just to see what they were playing now. Someone was busy playerhating Ann Coulter so I turned it. Borrrrrring.


46 posted on 04/27/2005 6:21:35 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: bitt
Secret Service, IRS, and Jack Bauer...send in all of them

Did you see last week's episode...we can now add Chloe to your list, LOL!

47 posted on 04/27/2005 6:21:58 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: wideawake
I've met XM's CEO and I've visited their corporate offices. I've never met a crunchier, more PC management team in my life.

That makes me want to switch to Sirius.

48 posted on 04/27/2005 6:22:18 AM PDT by RushCrush (Blind Rushbot- Waiting for instructions from the Maha.)
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To: Quilla

I guess they figure if they can't win an election, this is all they have left. They are pitiful creatures, aren't they?


49 posted on 04/27/2005 6:22:46 AM PDT by mlc9852
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To: Quilla
Well, John Effing Kerrey was not prosecuted when he could have been because Nixon did not want to make a martyr out of him.

I think we need as many martyrs as we can create, if they are as brainless as this bunch. None of them should get a "pass".

50 posted on 04/27/2005 6:22:54 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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