Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

03 April 2008

We do have a "feminist" Don Imus

During the mostly good keynote by Helen Thomas at WAM!, she mused how we need a woman Don Imus. Well lookie, we do!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2008

New York - Air America has suspended on-air host Randi Rhodes for making inappropriate statements about prominent figures, including Senator Hillary Clinton, at a recent public appearance on behalf of Air America in San Francisco which was sponsored by an Air America affiliate station.

"Air America encourages strong opinions about public affairs but does not condone such abusive, ad hominem language by our Hosts," said chair Charlie Kireker.


Melissa at Shakes is reporting that Randi Rhodes called Hillary a whore and a bitch...And I doubt in the same way that Tina fey would use it. Lovely.

I think I know what Helen Thomas meant...or at least I hope she meant. That women need a radio talk show host who can spew what ever is on her mind. Of course, she failed to think that Don Imus = racist misogynist. And seriously, we don't need someone claiming the label of feminist who does that. We have enough inner politics and PR issues.

Technorati tags: Randi Rhodes, Hillary Clinton, Don Imus, radio, Air America, wam2008

4 comments:

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Oh, wow, no kidding. Yeah, I stopped paying attention to AA a long while ago, but I never liked Randi Rhodes. Good, I'm glad they shitcanned her.

welcome to the 'sphere, p.s.

I pretty much stopped paying attention when the Chicago station died AND their morning show was no different with their sexist antics than the guys on my local station.

I always figured Ann Coultier was our female Don Imus.

But maybe that's just me.