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Randi Rhodes Quits Air America

I can’t say I’m surprised by this and it looks like one more nail in the radio coffin of Air America. As we have discussed before, the business model was doomed from the start. I can’t say I was ever a big RR fan and she clearly crossed the line with her comments about Sen. Clinton. It doesn’t matter that she said it in a nightclub and not on her radio show — you’re a public figure 24/7 and you represent your radio station or your radio network 24/7. They had no choice but to suspend her.

It will be interesting to see what the local AA station does now. Will they use this opportunity for local radio, or just carry the same syndicated banter that has already been rejected by the Central Coast.

“Randi Rhodes has quit Air America Radio just a week after for calling both Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro a “fucking whore” in a public appearance (seen here). Rhodes was suspended from the station for the hate speech, and the station has condemned her lanaguage, but she herself has not come out publicly to retract her statements. Now a statement from Air America reveals that she has walked away from the station.

Charlie Kireker, Chair, and Mark Green, President, for Air America Media released the following statement:

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.”

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