Air America Host Suspended for Attacking Clinton

Apr 3, 2008 8:39pm

At a recent event for KKGN, the Air America outlet in San Francisco, talk show host Randi Rhodes had some rather pointed remarks about Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and former vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro, likening them to the world’s oldest professionals.

You can watch Rhodes’s remarks HERE.

The Huffington Post reports that Air America has suspended Rhodes:

"Air America has suspended on-air host Randi Rhodes for making inappropriate statements about prominent figures, including Senator Hillary Clinton, at a recent public appearance on behalf of Air America in San Francisco which was sponsored by an Air America affiliate station. ‘Air America encourages strong opinions about public affairs but does not condone such abusive, ad hominem language by our Hosts,’ said chair Charlie Kireker."

Rhodes was telling a comedic monologue, but she was clearly also not happy about Clinton’s constant reminder to pledged delegates that they can vote any way they want under Democratic Party rules. One can view this incident as a lone incident, or one can view it as symbolic of Democratic anger with Clinton.

- jpt

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