Skip to comments.Air America Denies Secret Service Probe Over Bush Assassination 'Skit'
Posted on 04/27/2005 4:49:01 PM PDT by wagglebee
Air America talk show hostess Randi Rhodes apparently crossed the line into the "put a gun to President Bush's head" camp on Monday with a bad radio skit, but the liberal talk network claims there is no Secret Service investigation into the incident.
The controversy stems from a Social Security reform bit on her program, in which someone from the fictional "American Association of Armed Retired People" says, "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," says the imagined retiree - and then four gunshots ring out.
Yes, Air America's poor ratings beg the question: If gunshots ring out and no one is listening, do they make a sound? But we digress ...
In a press release, Air America said, "We are not under investigation from the Secret Service."
Co-COO and president of programming Jon Sinton added: "We regret that a produced comedy bit that was in bad taste slipped through our normal vetting process. We do acknowledge that it was an internal error and internal discipline will be enforced."
Rhodes offered her regrets: "It was a bit. ... It was bad. I apologize a thousand times."
It was probably a media stunt to boost their ratings.
The liberal double standard...and it would have been on the front page of every lib-slop rag in the country. For weeks!!!
The left is beyond disgusting. But the right has to fight back. HARD.
If they're not, they should be. This is beyond bad taste. The FCC should also be taking a hard, hard look at this one as well. I would expect a record fine, of nothing else. Just where do we draw the line, if not here?
You can bet a conservative host would be out the door in a heartbeat. Can you imagine anyone threatening Clinton this way?
Lock and load, people. It won't take much more for the vermin of our society to finally light the match.
Why is it that this type of "opinion" is repeatedly coming from the liberal/leftist/Democrats and is seen as "harmless joking" yet the "right wing" does nothing of this type, but is proclaimed by those leftists of wanting to do it to their candidates? (Rhetorical)
Whoops, I forgot, they have to do this to violate the law to be able to claim that when they are arrested for threatening the life of the president, they are being politically persecuted for their opinions!
Randi ? Isn't that a guys name ? Randi is the definition of the Culture of Death.
"The liberal double standard..."
Not to mention the irony. For almost a year, the MSM (and Hollywood) has been trying to make AA the talk of the town in talk-radio...when there's been absolutely nothing to talk about. Now that there is, silence is golden.
You can bet that any Freeper that expressed a similar "opinion" about a Leader of the Democratic Party would be immediately zotted.
That seems like a most strange thing for them to say.
You would think they would be complaining that the Secret Service and the Bush administration were infringing on their right of free speech.
Air America needs a story that won't die.
Does anyone have an audio clip of this?
Problem is, nobody heard it, if Rush had said it, yes, it would be all over the place.
...when there's been absolutely nothing to talk about. Now that there is, silence is golden.
They are slimey, like cockroaches that hide when they feel threatened. The light of day (truth) is their enemy, big time!!
Bingo! That's the oldest radio PR stunt in the book. Most folks have more brains than to threaten the President, however, being that such actions are illegal.
After all, they're about on the same level as the Brownshirts. And just as creative and smart.
Yeah, that's what they think. I'd give anything to be the Secret Service agent who got to take down and arrest Randi Rhodes. I'm sure I'd use the crossface chicken wing power piledriver on her. Or something like that. I'd brush up on it first.
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