Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Most Deranged Liberal in America

That would be Jon Elliot. Why? We'll get to that in a moment.

Talking Radio:
Randi Rhodes was mugged on Sunday night on 39th Street and Park Ave, nearby her Manhattan apartment, while she was walking her dog Simon.

According to Air America Radio late night host Jon Elliott, Rhodes was beaten up pretty badly, losing several teeth and will probably be off the air for at least the rest of the week. At of late Monday night we have not able to locate any press accounts of the attack and nothing has been posted on the AAR website.

Several liberal blogs, including the Randi Rhodes Message Board and Democratic Underground have logged numerous posts on the Rhodes mugging with most of the posters expressing concern about the condition of the popular lib talker.
"Concern", and also "hate-spew". As one Rhodes supporter writes, "I noticed that many people went all sorts of nuts when this first came out".

Freedom Eden links to American Spectator which has some examples of some of the rabid response from the moonbat brigade. Very entertaining reads if you want to just kill off time and a few of your brain cells in the process. Having listened to her radio program on occasion, I'm not surprised by the deranged reaction from her supporters.

Now, as it turns out, Jon Elliot, who fancies himself "the most dangerous liberal in America", and all those others who jumped on the "blame-conservatives-first" bandwagon must eat crow:
Elliott's account of the incident, however, was contested Tuesday by Rhodes attorney, Robert Gaulin.

Gaulin confirmed that Rhodes was injured after she was floored by someone _ or something _ as she strolled the streets of Manhattan's Murray Hill district around 8 p.m., but wasn't sure herself what sent her tumbling to the pavement.

"She hit her head on the street and was disoriented," Gaulin said. "She's not sure what happened. She didn't see anything." He added that she never reported the incident to police.

Air America released a statement saying that "the reports of a presumed hate crime are unfounded." Elliott followed that up with a retraction.

"I shouldn't have speculated based on hearsay that Randi Rhodes had been mugged and that it may have been an attack from a right wing hate machine. I apologize for jumping to conclusions based on an emotional reaction," he said in a written statement.
I'm sorry Randi Rhodes suffered any kind of physical injury at all. Based on this account by Rhodes' attorney, though, I'd say Rhodes probably had one too many whiskey shots at the local pub and is responsible for her own condition. But I'd hate to be one who speculates and shouts "flame" in a crowded blogosphere....

Further Reads:
What a Difference a Day Makes, Talking Radio's follow up post
Bloviating Zeppelin
Pondering Penguin

On the Randi Rhodes Message board:
Randi mugged, bashed in the teath (their spelling...not mine)
Air America Host apologized for bad reporting
The Rightwing attacks Randi when she's down

2007/10/20 23:02 *UPDATE* at Confederate Yankee

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Blogger Karen said...

Great minds think alike. I'm just sayin'. I blogged on this nonsense, too. Idiots.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

She was walking her dog, she fell down, hit her head. I'm sorry for her. That should have been the end of the story. But nooooooo...


Wednesday, October 17, 2007 12:00:00 PM  
Blogger The Liberal Lie The Conservative Truth said...

Next thing you know she will be blaming , "right wingers, " for having to clean up her dogs poop. Come to think of it what her dog drops and what she says are VERY similar!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 1:42:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

"What her dog drops is very similar. LOL! Ken, give her dog's poop a break! I'd rather pick up dog poop than listen to a liberal talk show host.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:48:00 PM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

It's definitely a strange story, but no surprise, of course.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 6:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Skye said...

Karen Porter is a close second to this nutcase.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 8:18:00 PM  
Blogger J_G said...

Gosh Word, I think you may pointed the most stupid (or is that stupidest) liberal in America. I never heard of this guy Jon Eliot before but now that you mention it he may be the most dangerous liberal in America. A danger to himself and those around him. Imagine that, a liberal falling down after drinking herself stupider.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 6:41:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Thanks for the kind mention, Word.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:01:00 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

It is amazing what despicable things liberals get away with accusing innocent people of, even things that never happened. Unbelievable!!!!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007 1:37:00 PM  

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