Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Progressive Talk Show Host Mugged by Conservative Thug...Oh, Um, ...Never Mind.

Randi Rhodes, Progressive Talk Show Host and Non-victim of Conservitive Thug Violence.
I had a good chuckle when I read this post at Captain’s Quarters:

Earlier today, the port side of the blogosphere erupted in righteous indignation as reports that Air America radio host Randi Rhodes got mugged began to swirl. Many bloggers started blaming a nameless conservative mugger, and then began extending the indictment to the entire conservative movement. It served their prejudices to think that conservative meanies would lay in wait for Rhodes just to keep her from speaking Truth to Power, etc etc etc.

The only fly in the ointment? Rhodes never got mugged at all.

It turns out that she wasn't attacked or mugged, but she apparently fell and was injured. She doesn't know exactly what happened.
I'm sorry, but I have to ask: was she "self-medicating"?
Hey, I'm just asking, okay? It's an appropriate question to ask. After all, anytime Rush says something controversial his southpaw critics cast similar aspersions.

Notice also, they don’t call themselves "liberal" any more, because they’re anything but. Now they prefer to be referred to as "progressive". Whatever.
Socialist, communist, Marxist is NOT "progressive".

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