Of course Talking Radio had this to say before the truth emerged:
Apparently, some right-wing critics of lib talk aren’t happy that conservative talk only accounts for 90% of the programming on talk radio. These whack jobs appear determined to whatever it takes to silence the opposing point of view.
Any guess on how long it will take for Talking Radio to correct the record? Perhaps issue an apology? Maybe even criticize Air America for suggesting that an angry, rabid neocon attacked Rhodes?
Nigel (10:45am): UPDATE!: Turns out the tools at Air America made the whole thing up! H/T: Michelle Malkin. Rhodes was just a little clumsy...
A police source said Rhodes never filed a report and never claimed to be the victim of a mugging. Cops from Manhattan's 17th Precinct called her attorney, who told them Rhodes was not a victim of a crime, the source said.
Rhodes' lawyer told the Daily News she was injured in a fall while walking her dog. He said she's not sure what happened, and only knows that she fell down and is in a lot of pain.
Personally, I wish Randi a speedy recovery and return to the air. Because I can't wait to hear her explain this one...
Now back to the original post:
No! Not that Randy...
According to Scare America, their top-rated "talking talent" was attacked while walking her dog somewhere near her apartment in New York City. Police have called it a random mugging, but, fellow Scare America cronies are already hypothetically hyperventilating that there is more to it. Being that we're talking about The Randi Rhodes, and Scare America, this story would be missing something if there wasn't a little conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure. Get a load of this.
"Is this an attempt by the right wing hate machine to silence one of our own?," he asked. "Are we threatening them? Are they afraid that we're winning? Are they trying to silence intimidate us?"
Lucky for Randi, she didn't sustain any injuries that required a hospital stay; she was said to be resting at home, in her apartment.
I doubt that someone from the VRWC (Vast Rightwing Conspiracy) performed some premeditated, calculated attack on Ms. Rhodes. Afterall, this happened in New York City. That city has to pull out a blacklight and neon to find a conservative there. But, the left always has an easy boogeyman to go to when explaining violent crime in their safe, liberal environment.
(Intrusive comment by Nigel: Of course if Randi had been packing heat like this guy. Just sayin'...)