The Best Of the Loon Left On the Randi Rhodes Incident:
FROM DU: The Best Of the Loon Left On the Randi Rhodes Incident:
DU Chimes In:
--Wow. my biggest fear and i have stated several times in posts, that at some point, SOMEONE is going to snap. It may be someone on the left, or it may be someone on the right. It now appears that it may be from the right.
--But you don't hear about Liberals openly attacking Limpballs (Rush Limbaugh), O'leilly, Coulter or whats-her-face Malkin... If this was a neocon... they have just upped the anty... (madmaddie)
--I hate living in a country were I have to suspect my government did this. Random mugging? Maybe. But IMHO, the odds of her being the victim of a random assault are much, much smaller than the odds are of somebody from the BFEE (Bush Family Evil Empire) busting her chops just because they hate what she says. (Rageneau)
--I think it was the Brownshirts, not the Nazi Leadership--probably acting independantly, as Brownshirts often do. They don't need to be told who needs a beatin'. (tom_paine)
--Oh man!! That sucks! No wonder she's been out. I wonder if Rush or his bullies were in town that day... I hope Randi is okay, she is very brave. (Breeze54)
--If she was targeted and my spidey sense is also tingling it is a phase in the process to an authoritarian society... Target key individuals... Yep, and those "key individuals"... who are hurt are supposed to serve as examples to the rest of us...to STFU, or else. (nadinbrzezinski)
--Kristallnacht must have been comprised of thousands of singular episdoes like this one... (tom_paine) Crime is getting worse in the Bush years... I'm not surprised. Crime goes up every damn time a Republicans get into office and start slopping up the middle-class-funded public treasury like pigs at the trough, and cutting social programs that would benefit the same kids who end up mugging people on the streets. (liberalmuse)
--Everything seems to be getting worse in the bush years. (alyce douglas) Of course, if this was a political attack, either by the government or just some random wingnuts who think it is their duty to "cleanse" America from liberals, they would probably make it look like a mugging as well. (regnaD kciN)
--Oh, the fact that the Brownshirts and not the Nazi Leadership did this makes me feel so much better. You want to know what's useless?
--Yes, (she lost) several teeth, as in "Shut your fucking mouth you Liberal bitch!" The poster above is correct in that we do need to wait for more information (though I suspect that if this was done by Loyal Bushies or Brownshirts, they will NEVER be "found") before being certain, This stinks to high heaven, and is right on time for those of us who have been following the Rise of the New Totalitarinism for 7 years now. (tom_paine)
--This is really unbelievable. Never thought I'd see so much hate unleashed by a bunch of people who would rather break the law than admit they are/were wrong. I just don't GET what they are defending! Killing? War? Tax cuts? WHAT?????????????? Whatever it is, they are damn determined to silence us, no matter what they have to do. I hate the people who must have hated what America WAS. (AZ girl7)
--Has anyone gone over to the Freep show to see if there is any bragging going on??? Remember the Freeps got to have a breakfast on the White House lawn just a month ago.Do you think casual/idle conversations took place about people who they would love to see silenced??? (MagickMuffin)
--Well one thing we know about these people that they are in denial and full of hate. Looking for scapegoats, and targeting people who speak the truth. (alyce douglas)
--I feel anger and hate for the gistappo neocon right. I will calm down sometime today. if i hear just one repuke say anything I will most likely knock their teeth out! (Froward69)
THE TRUTH: Was Talk Show Host Randi Rhodes Jumped By 14 Ketel Ones?
When it was reported that a couple of hoods had jumped Air America talk show host Randi Rhodes and knocked out some of her teeth, leftists and wobblies cried foul. "Right wing hate machine!" said John Elliot, a fellow host on AAR. Maybe there is one of those but Air America has retracted its claim that she was mugged at all.
Our own commenter GBH writes:
Randi Rhodes was no more assaulted by a right-wing fanatic on Monday than Dick Cheney was. She, in fact, fell down and injured her teeth outside of a Midtown Irish bar at around 6 o'clock Sunday evening after downing about fourteen Ketel One Bloody Marys. She was abusive to the barstaff and generally gross, crass, loud, and pretentious. I genuinely hope she has a speedy recovery.