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October 09, 2005

The Randi Rhodes, Janet Parshall catfight

Have you ever wanted to crank Randi Rhodes up to 11? Now, you can do it. Download this 10 Meg or so video of her appearance on CSPAN (located on this page).

Then, turn the volume way, way up. It's like the radio Randi, but illustrated with hand gestures.

What they discussed wasn't all that interesting because it was basically a shouting match between the Air America hostess and fellow radio personality Janet Parshall. Surprisingly enough, the last didn't know that our own "American" president had lifted the Davis-Bacon Act for the Gulf Coast as well as three south Florida counties. That means that instead of being paid as little as $9 an hour, those doing construction work there can be paid as little as the minimum wage.

Those companies with fixed-price contracts are going to make a killing on this, but they all plan on returning all the money they save on salaries to the federal government. (Just kidding!)

In the foodfight, Randi kept trying to get Parshall to discuss this matter, but, since the latter didn't know about it it was a bit pointless.

Parshall tried to discuss the Louis Farrakhan conspiracy theory that was discussed by two minor AAR hosts. Rhodes pointed out that it wasn't her that discussed that idea. We know that Rachel Maddow and Chuck D didn't dismiss this when it was brought up on Tucker Carlson's show; whether Randi has never discussed it is not known.

In any case, if you're able to, for instance, pipe the video into a big screen TV with mega-speakers or something you can enjoy a Clockwork Orange-style experience as you watch the TV version of Air America's screechiest host.

There's a screenshot here, and the DUmmies discuss it here.

UPDATE: Originally, this post had a rare internal inconsistency: I said the Farrakhan theory was discussed on AAR, then I said it was discussed on Carlson's show. In fact, AFAIK, it was only discussed on that TV show. If anyone heard it being discussed on AAR itself, please leave a comment with the date and time. I deeply regret any misunderstandings my mistake has caused, and this update was made voluntarily and not under duress of any kind. I will shortly reveal the names of my conspirators in this criminal act against The People. Do cvidanya!

Posted in RandiRhodes at October 9, 2005 10:08 AM


Clearly a slam-dunk victory for Ms. Roades...that shrill fundie had nothing but talking points and pat phrases, and couldn't deal with the Davis-Baker point Randi raised.

Parshall is a lightweight with a microphone.


Posted by: skip heinz at October 11, 2005 01:16 PM

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


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