The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

27 June 2011

Libtalker Randi Rhodes Praised By CA Politicians, Union


CA State Assembly, Union Honor Libtalk 'Journalist'

If in need of further evidence that our Californian "progressive" friends have indeed lost their marbles, we direct you to today's Exhibit A: a State Assembly proclamation honoring libtalker Randi Rhodes for "responsible journalism".

Signed by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza (D-56), the public sector labor union-sponsored award doesn't appear to specify any particular examples of excellence in reporting. Do we really need to point out that she's actually a talk show host?

Here at the Radio Equalizer, of course, we were quickly able to recall a number of "responsible" on-air instances worthy of recognition (what KIND of honor, we don't know):

A 2008 inference that Sarah Palin likes to sleep with teenage boys

Her airing of a "parody" skit suggesting Mitt Romney supporters would engage in mass murder if John McCain were to secure the 2008 GOP presidential nomination

Her claim that McCain was "well-treated" in Vietnam

A recent assertion that "Bush knew" where Osama bin Laden was hiding all along but allowed him to remain there

A claim she'd been "mugged" on a New York City street, which quickly fell apart under media scrutiny

An on-stage tirade where Randi called Hillary Clinton "a big f---ing whore"

And that's just scratching the surface. Do our union/Dem friends really stand behind these kooky antics?

From the press release issued by her syndicator a short time ago:


LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2011 – On Friday, June 24, Premiere Networks host Randi Rhodes received the Responsible Journalism Award from the Los Angeles County Deputy Probation Officers Union, AFSCME, Local 685. Rhodes was presented with the award during the union’s eighth annual awards banquet and scholarship presentation at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, Calif. She joins past award recipients Pete Demetriou of KNX-AM/Los Angeles, and Marc Brown of KABC-TV/Los Angeles.

Each year, the Los Angeles County Deputy Probation Officers Union, AFSCME, Local 685 honors probation officers, and other members of law enforcement, as well as elected officials, activists and business leaders who have made a true pledge to improve the working conditions of the lives of the people they serve. Additionally, scholarships are awarded to at-risk youth to help them achieve their academic goals.

Pictured left to right: Randi Rhodes and Sue Cline, Second Vice President and Chief Steward of Los Angeles County Deputy Probation Officers Union, AFSCME, Local 685.

About Randi Rhodes

Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, Randi Rhodes airs weekdays from 3 - 6 p.m. ET. Rhodes enlightens and entertains listeners with her trademark candid, incisive opinions, as well as her biting sense of humor, as she discusses everything from news and current events, to politics and hot topics. Please visit for more information.

No, this is NOT a joke.


  • She also said On 911 Bush sat in the classroom for 15 minutes because he KNEW another plane was going to strike the 2nd tower. She said Bush was behind the anthrax attacks and she was his target??? Check out World Net Daily Search-"Randi Rhodes said President Bush is Fredo Should be shot".
    She used to scream at callers- lie & say she served 6 years in the Air Force and that she was voted most outstanding woman -BOTH LIES. She went AWOL after 1 or 2 years.
    She is a flaming hypocrite. Today she is calling Bachmann a pathlogical liar etc. She said The reason Bachman only fosters girls is maybe she can't trust her husband with boys because her husban is a homophobe.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 27 June, 2011 21:49  

  • Brian, you left out the other kill-Bush comment - the one where she said President Bush should be taken out on a fishing boat and shot just like Fredo in "The Godfather, Part II".

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 27 June, 2011 22:43  

  • Have these people lost their mind. This woman is not a journalist by any stretch of the imagination.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 28 June, 2011 12:37  

  • Yesterday on Rhodes show (hour 2 or 3?) Sicko Rhodes tried to start a rumor about Michelle Bachmann's husband. Insinuating Bachmann -a foster mom-had never fostered boys because her husband could not be trusted around little boys.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 28 June, 2011 14:10  

  • Randi Rhodes is to journalism like onion rings are to sheep.

    By Anonymous Ingrid, at 28 June, 2011 16:10  

  • Why does'nt this pain in the butt have a prime-time gig at MSNBC?

    By Anonymous danybhoy, at 29 June, 2011 12:36  

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