Air America lets Randi Rhodes go her own way…

I wasn’t shocked when Air America made the wise decision to suspend Randi Rhodes made some angry and inexcusable remarks regarding Senator Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro but it seems that they won’t be bringing her back at all or it could be that Randi has no desire to return to the Station, the details are unclear.

If you visit her page on Air America as of 9:07 am there is nothing there about her leaving the network but according to other sources, Randi is indeed on her way out.

Last week Air America suspended Randi Rhodes for abusive, obscene language at a recent public appearance in San Francisco which was sponsored by an Air America affiliate station.

Air America Media was informed last night by Ms. Rhodes that she has chosen to terminate her employment with the company.  We wish her well and thank her for past services to Air America.

We will soon announce exciting new talent and programming that will accelerate Air America’s growth in the future.

Raw Story  

According to Sam Seder (Who has been filling in for Randi during her suspension), he was under the impression that she was to return in a day or two, “I’d really be surprised if Air America fired Randi and would be extremely disappointed if that was the case,” said Seder in an email to Raw Story. 

According to Sam Seder (Who has been filling in for Randi during her suspension), he was under the impression that she was to return in a day or two, “I’d really be surprised if Air America fired Randi and would be extremely disappointed if that was the case,” said Seder in an email to Raw Story. There is such a fine line for opinion radio because face it, talk show hosts are paid for their opinions.  Even though they have every right to say what they please their employers have every right to take action when they feel someone like Rhodes has crossed that line.  I do not like the idea of censorship but I do feel that every adult, no matter where they may be, should be held accountable for their actions and the things they say. 

According to Sam Seder (Who has been filling in for Randi during her suspension), he was under the impression that she was to return in a day or two, “I’d really be surprised if Air America fired Randi and would be extremely disappointed if that was the case,” said Seder in an email to Raw Story. There is such a fine line for opinion radio because face it, talk show hosts are paid for their opinions.  Even though they have every right to say what they please their employers have every right to take action when they feel someone like Rhodes has crossed that line.  I do not like the idea of censorship but I do feel that every adult, no matter where they may be, should be held accountable for their actions and the things they say. My issue with Randi was how she claimed to be above the primary wars and she did not have a side but her rhetoric and comments made it quite clear where you allegiances lay and I felt that she could have been more honest about who she supports.  It’s clear and telling us you are neutral does not make it so, I’d like to leave that kind of bullshit to Fox News.  As much as I admire Randi for her honesty, I found that she had crossed the line on other occasions and had stopped listening to her anyway.

According to Sam Seder (Who has been filling in for Randi during her suspension), he was under the impression that she was to return in a day or two, “I’d really be surprised if Air America fired Randi and would be extremely disappointed if that was the case,” said Seder in an email to Raw Story. There is such a fine line for opinion radio because face it, talk show hosts are paid for their opinions.  Even though they have every right to say what they please their employers have every right to take action when they feel someone like Rhodes has crossed that line.  I do not like the idea of censorship but I do feel that every adult, no matter where they may be, should be held accountable for their actions and the things they say. 

If you missed it, here is the youtube of the incident in question.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1ZfwklHTSo[/youtube]

Heather Pritchard

I'm new to political blogging but have been writing most of my life about different things. I campaigned for President Clinton when he was just Governor Clinton in Orange County. I graduated from Smith College with a BA in English and a minor in Film. I work full time, have a lovely four year old daughter named Charlotte, my husband teaches full time at Cerritos College in Norwalk in the Music Department. Gary has a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology from UCI. I hope to go back to school in some form or another, maybe sociology or economics. I've even thought of Law school. Our newest edition to the household is our Weimaraner Sophie. 

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  2 comments for “Air America lets Randi Rhodes go her own way…

  1. April 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Personally ,I am glad Randi Rhodes has resigned from Air America. I never liked her show , I found her to be abrasive and I never trusted the information from her show. Last Tuesday, I phoned her show to complain about the hysterical nature her rants against Hillary were taking. I find Sam Seder’s show to be much more balanced and informative. Frankly, I think she was a bad representative for liberal radio.

  2. April 10, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    belloni, she sure can rant and be abrasive for sure. she never shuts up and is almost like a barking dog at times but i would still marry her. she’s my kinda woman.

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