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June 22, 2005

O'Reilly: incarcerate the clowns at Air America Radio

Media Matters alerts us (Soros-funded) to this alleged transcript of Bill O'Reilly's June 20th radio show:
O'REILLY: And when he [Durbin] went out there, his intent was to whip up the American public against the Bush detainee policy. That's what his intent was. His intent wasn't to undermine the war effort, because he never even thought about it. He never even thought about it. But by not thinking about it, he made an egregious mistake because you must know the difference between dissent from the Iraq war and the war on terror and undermining it. And any American that undermines that war, with our soldiers in the field, or undermines the war on terror, with 3,000 dead on 9-11, is a traitor.

Everybody got it? Dissent, fine; undermining, you're a traitor. Got it? So, all those clowns over at the liberal radio network, we could incarcerate them immediately. Will you have that done, please? Send over the FBI and just put them in chains, because they, you know, they're undermining everything and they don't care, couldn't care less.
Oh. No. Please, please don't do that. No.

Posted in Meta at June 22, 2005 09:00 PM


Randi Rhodes audio clip on killing Bush link here
Air America's Randi Rhodes program, comparing George W. Bush to Fredo
Corleone. She's openly lamenting that Poppy or Jeb hasn't taken the
president on a "fishing" trip, and blown his brains out. Give it a
listen. Does this qualify as "hate radio"? click here to listen

Posted by: Nascarman at June 24, 2005 02:07 PM

Baghdad Betty can be distinguished from Tokyo Rose for one very
salient reason. Baghdad Betty does not broadcast from Iraq --she
broadcasts from New York City.

World War II gave us Tokyo Rose, the Japanese radio broadcaster
whose job it was to demoralize American troops. Seoul City Sue did
the same thing for the North Korean communists during the Korean
War. Hanoi Hanna was the Vietnamese communist version.

Today we have Baghdad Betty. However, Baghdad Betty can be
distinguished from the aforementioned for one very salient reason.
Baghdad Betty does not broadcast from Iraq -- she broadcasts from
New York.

Baghdad Betty aka Randi Rhodes is one of Air America's premier talk
show hosts. Actually, Randi Rhodes is a nome de microphone.
According to a recent Ann Coulter column, her real name is a secret.

I first heard Rhodes about a year ago during a trip to Fort
Lauderdale. After about twenty minutes of her repeating Bush and
Nazi I realized she was incapable of an original thought so I
changed the station.

I have not listened to Air America since I wrote about the network
when it first began broadcasting. I felt it might be interesting to
get their current perspective. So I tuned in recently to listen.

I began with the 10 AM show of Lizz Winsted and Rachel Maddow. I
skipped the noontime Al Franken show and returned for Baghdad
Betty/Randi Rhodes. What I heard was a rebroadcast of her show of
several weeks earlier. Listening to Baghdad Betty's dialogue with a
caller named Dave and her subsequent monologue I learned:

"We (the United States) invaded an unarmed country (Iraq)."

"We (US) bombed the hell out of "unarmed country ( Iraq)."

"They (Iraq) had no air force"

"We (US military) are torturing the people we went to liberate

"They (the Iraqi people) waited a year for us to take care of them.
We didn't. Then they found out about us torturing people that is
what created the insurgency."

"Every single solitary military guy," said there were not sufficient
troops in Iraq.

Just imagine: all this disinformation was from just one show. One
can only imagine what Baghdad Betty says on a regular basis. Her
rant was pure propaganda. One only wonders if she is a dupe of the
antiwar crowd or intentionally deceiving people.

Whichever it is none of what she said was true. For example:

If Iraq were an "unarmed country" as she said, then maybe she could
explain how Lance Corporal Andrew Julian Aviles was killed when an
Iraqi artillery round struck his amphibious assault vehicle on April
7, 2003.

If we did "bomb the hell out of an unarmed country" then she should
explain the December 1998 CNN report stating, "Iraqi forces would
shoot at warplanes patrolling the no-fly zones."

If Iraq did not have an air force as Baghdad Betty says, then why
did the December 2002 Daily Telegraph say, "An Iraqi warplane shot
down an unmanned US surveillance drone yesterday, threatening to
escalate the tension in the region as America builds up its forces
for a possible war early next year. Why did a 2001 UPI story
claim, "Since December 1998… [there are] more than 160 incidents of
Iraqi aircraft violating the zones."

Baghdad Betty claimed the Iraqi people waited for a year for us to
do something to help them then, when we did not help them, and
seeing the photographs from Abu Ghraib, the insurgency began. If
this were true why is it that the November 13, 2004 New York Times
reported, "nearly 18 months after the Iraq insurgency began in May
2003." (italics mine) Why is it that the nonprofit think tank
Jamestown Foundation wrote on June 17, 2004, "insurgency began in
May 2003 with the outbreak of violence by the Sunni Arab population."

According to Baghdad Betty, we are torturing the people we were

Does she think SSGT Joseph Darby was torturing prisoners? He was the
person who told officials about the illegal conduct by guards at Abu
Ghraib. What about all the other troops who investigated and
prosecuted these abuses? Are they all guilty of torturing innocent
Iraqis or Iraqi prisoners.

She also said that "every single solitary military person, "said
more troops were needed. Yet, General Tommy Franks was quoted as
saying July 7, 2003, "more troops not needed for Iraq."

Baghdad Betty said we do not have any trouble murdering people in
this country, while drawing the parallel to capital punishment here
and the snuff films broadcast by the terrorists.

There is a report that she once advocated the assassination of
President Bush during her broadcast.

Her biography says she was in the Air Force. If this is to be
believed her insulting of the military is outrageous. Her biography
also says she is a "smoky-voiced Brooklyn native" (This explains why
I thought she was merely doing a bad imitation of Barbra Streisand).

She is completely without credibility. Randi "Baghdad Betty" Rhodes
is to talk radio what "Tikrit" Teddy Rall, who said Pat Tillman was
an idiot, is to newspaper cartoons.

They are fools.

BTW her real name is

[Lonewacko comments: Holy moley! Since Rhodes' real name isn't common knowledge, I edited this part out. Also, by editing this part out I am not indicating an endorsement of the above comment, nor am I indicating that I have reviewed this comment for accuracy. All comments are the responsibility of the author, not of this site.]

Posted by: Nascarman at June 24, 2005 02:09 PM

Randi Rhodes says she has 5-10 million listeners. HUH?? Washington
D.C.'s station that broadcasts Air America ratings are 0.2 not 2.0 but
0.2!!! She seriously beleives she can influence the House to draw up
articles of impeachment for Bush. She spewed on and on last year that
if Bush is relected-He will reinstate the draft, overturn Roe vs Wade,
He will produce Osama Bin Laden (because Osama was sleeping in the
Lincoln bedroom? I quess), right before the election, go to war with
Iran......and when Bush won fair & square, she went on and on like a
sour apple spewing hellion, the elections were rigged. Bottom line-
Randi Rhodes is mentally ill.

Posted by: USMC at June 28, 2005 04:05 PM

Monitoring Air America Radio [TM] so you don't have to.


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