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Regrettably, Rhodes returns to radio
Rocky Mountain News ^ | 19 apr 08 | Dave Kopel

Posted on 04/19/2008 4:56:50 AM PDT by rellimpank

The Air America network, which provides much of the programming on KKZN-AM (760) ended its relationship last week with hostess Randi Rhodes. Rhodes had recently been suspended from Air America for her humor presentation at a San Francisco nightclub, in which she called Hillary Clinton a "big f---ing whore" and Geraldine Ferraro "David Duke in drag" and "a f---ing whore." Such wit!

But no sooner had Air America dumped her than Clear Channel hired her. So Rhodes is now back on 760, in the 1-4 p.m. weekday slot. Clear Channel's decision is not entirely consistent with the theory that Clear Channel is dedicated to a right-wing agenda.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: clearchannel; liberaltalkradio; rhodes

1 posted on 04/19/2008 4:56:50 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

Clear Channel is dedicated to PROFIT, so if they can wring a few bucks out of this beotch’s controversy from the lefties, why not?

Give the paying public what it wants, reap the rewards.

Ms. Rhodes has bigger problems waiting for her down the line...can there be any doubt that she’s on ‘Hillary’s! List?’ LOL!


2 posted on 04/19/2008 5:00:09 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: rellimpank

“Clear Channel’s decision is not entirely consistent with the theory that Clear Channel is dedicated to a right-wing agenda.

Well, you never know. These evil right-wingers can be very clever.


3 posted on 04/19/2008 5:00:52 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: rellimpank
Clear Channel's decision is not entirely consistent with the theory that Clear Channel is dedicated to a right-wing agenda.

Clear Channel has always hired whoever made money. The Execrable Dr. Dean Edell was promoted along with Rush for years by his syndicator.

However,if I wanted to promote a right wing agenda, I might well give people like Randy Rhodes access to the airwaves. She repels decent people and radicalizes the tiny sliver that dig her shtick.
4 posted on 04/19/2008 5:02:44 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (Not a newbie, I just wanted a new screen name.)
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To: rellimpank
Just imagine how the airways would sound if we were not privilege to have liberal elites running around pontificating on diverse subjects. We just don't seem to appreciate our betters!

/sarc

5 posted on 04/19/2008 5:07:38 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: rellimpank

A few years back, Rhodes — or someone close to her show — used to try to pimp her show here on FR. Didn’t work.


6 posted on 04/19/2008 5:10:15 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: rellimpank
The consummate idiocy of this woman knows no bounds. I don't mean she's unintellegent or can't make her points. It's the innate arrogance of liberals that comes through their being people see and know. This ultimnately leads to even their strongest supporters unsubscribing from their insane, illogical, childish points of view.

The worst thing is to have these people like RR not be heard so others can't ultimately realize what ridiculous viewpoints they hold.

7 posted on 04/19/2008 5:33:00 AM PDT by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Dr. Sivana
---the few minutes that I have tolerated RR have pretty well convinced me that she is an asset to us --she makes Ed Shultz sound almost rational-

-(although , in either case my listening is usually limited to the amount of time necessary to hit the "search" button on the radio)---

8 posted on 04/19/2008 5:33:58 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: rellimpank

9 posted on 04/19/2008 5:34:22 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 4 year old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Rhodes doesn't work for Clear Channel, she works for Nova M, a radio network run by the Drobny’s, who founded and later sold Air America Radio.

Presumably this radio station, owned by Clear Channel, has some contractual relationship with Nova M to broadcast her show. No doubt this relationship was entered into in the hopes of making money for Clear Channel's shareholders, which is what a corporation is supposed to do.

Don't see a problem with this, although I doubt that profits will be forthcoming to Clear Channel.

There is of course the theory that Clear Channel is covering its posterior in the event that the Democrats gain the White House and the “Fairness Doctrine” is re-instituted, along with governmental witch hunts against stations that broadcast right wing radio. “See, we broadcast left wingers, too. (It isn't our fault that they s--k at getting ratings.”

10 posted on 04/19/2008 5:46:28 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Liberalism: a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“The Excrable Dr. Dean Edell” — I love it!!

Is he still on the air? He’s such a typical pompous liberal with his “I know what’s best for you peasants” attitude and an unhealthy obsession with circumcision — I used to scream at the radio “talk medicine, not politics!!”, but I haven’t heard him for some time.


11 posted on 04/19/2008 5:57:44 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: rellimpank

If a tree falls in the forest...


12 posted on 04/19/2008 6:11:12 AM PDT by NYpeanut (gulping for air, I started crying and yelling at him, "Why did you lie to me?")
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To: rellimpank
...she is such a


13 posted on 04/19/2008 6:15:18 AM PDT by Fighting Irish ("A seminar on time travel will be held in two weeks ago")
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To: rellimpank
Odd that a free-wheeling Libertarian, Cato Institute analyst, and ACLU member like Dave Kopel would be critical of a citizen exercizing her first amendment rights. He would never criticize her second amendment right this way.

Slow newsday?

14 posted on 04/19/2008 8:02:52 AM PDT by vincentfreeman
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To: rellimpank

I’d bet the farm that if Mrs. Rhodes had said the same things in regards to President Bush and V.P. Cheney she’d still be working at airhead America.
But to revile Mrs. Clinton will cost ya.


15 posted on 04/19/2008 8:02:52 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"Ms. Rhodes has bigger problems waiting for her down the line"

Like dealing with the fact she's a full blown alcoholic?

16 posted on 04/19/2008 8:06:13 AM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ping to the Rhodes Scholar.


17 posted on 04/19/2008 8:09:21 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hope they took a reserve for the FCC fines.


18 posted on 04/19/2008 8:15:37 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (John McCain - The Manchurian Candidate? http://www.usvetdsp.com/manchuan.htm)
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To: vincentfreeman
Kopel isn't an absolutist and the government didn't fire Rhodes. A private entity, where the first amendment doesn't apply, did.
19 posted on 04/19/2008 8:37:57 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: proxy_user
Well, you never know. These evil right-wingers can be very clever.

Few here probably remember when Ted Turner was considered too conservative to own a major network, and was refused the opportunity to buy one. That of course led to CNN, and his great friendship with Castro.

20 posted on 04/19/2008 12:52:03 PM PDT by itsahoot (Global Government is coming because, i guess we want it.)
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To: Cheburashka

“See, we broadcast left wingers, too. (It isn’t our fault that they s—k at getting ratings.”

Exactly. Our local Clear Channel station airs Rush, Hannity, Dave Ramsey and an awesome local afternoon ConservaBabe, Vicki McKenna. They also air Err Amerika.

http://www.wiba.com (AM 1310)

It just makes good business sense, and if the ‘Rats DO have their way, you know conservative Talk Radio is going to have one helluva fight on their hands to find airwaves anywhere.

Forewarned is forearmed. :)

However, my tax dollars going to NPR and PBS which are completely left-wing isn’t a problem. *SPIT* My company yanked all funding (and it was substantial) from our local PBS station. I couldn’t be more proud! :)


21 posted on 04/20/2008 4:58:02 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: GadareneDemoniac

The couple of times I caught a bit of his show led me to believe the opposite. I thought he was more conservative. Maybe I didn’t listen enough or something.


22 posted on 04/20/2008 6:42:03 AM PDT by commonguymd (Let the socialists duke it out.)
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