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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:10 PM
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geez, randi going off on keith olbermann.
Edited on Thu Oct-08-09 02:12 PM by RepublicanElephant
i sense a little professional jealousy.
http://2005.progressivetalk1150.com/cc-common/ondemand/...

chill-out, randi.

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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:11 PM
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1. okay....
so what exactly is she saying?
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:13 PM
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2. click on link above. nt
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:19 PM
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5. I can't listen at work - can you summarize?
thanks
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:36 PM
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10. bascially saying keith is an edward r. murrow wanna-be, that his bringing-up dickens
Edited on Thu Oct-08-09 02:40 PM by RepublicanElephant
was confusing to viewers in ohio;
that bringing-up churchill caused comparisons to british healthcare;
that the dr. sabin story was confusing and had no relevance;
that the lighting was dramatic;
that his ego got in the way and he's elitist, and has hurt the cause of healthcare reform.

basically, she feels he wasted an hour, and she would have done a better job.


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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:38 PM
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12. His rant wasn't from the heart but it was from the ego?!?!?! Come on Rhandi?! "..I turned you on to
Edited on Thu Oct-08-09 02:39 PM by uponit7771
...Obmerman?!!??!.."
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:52 PM
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17. "Confusing to viewers in Ohio"???
She must think Ohioans never read Charles Dickens. It's not like I had to read him in junior high or something. :eyes:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:25 PM
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30. Um, I got news for Randi.
I'm a viewer in Ohio. Born and raised here.

I am quite familiar with the works of Charles Dickens, especially that one that fictional versions of keep appearing every year around December. What is it??--oh, yeah, "A Christmas Carol."

Ya know, Miz Randi, yew'll be shockt t'lern it, but wez heer in Ahia have flush toilets now 'n' everythin'. Plus they larned us all 'bout Mr. Dickens in skool. :sarcasm:
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:14 PM
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3. Never understood the appeal of Randi Rhodes. n/t
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Hassin Bin Sober Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:17 PM
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4. I guess if you like Media-Whores she is OK.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 06:38 PM
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29. She's done far too much of my homework over the years for me to dismiss her.
I consider her an essential part of any media diet, along with Stewart/Colbert--but I was puzzled and disappointed by today's show.
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Howardx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:19 PM
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6. +1000
big mouth interruptor.
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joeycola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 03:37 PM
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22. +1
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joeycola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 03:37 PM
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23. +1
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:21 PM
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7. Yep, turned her off after the first 2 minutes.
'not a comment more like a diatribe? What does she call what she does?

Click - silence......
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:34 PM
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9. Jealousy ... and maybe the DLC boyfriend killing any idealism
I would have thought Randi would agree with Keith's
populist sentiment -- sounds like Howard's turned her
into more of a Rahm Emmanuel-type pragmatist.

One of the first times I've REALLY been irked at her.
Now that she's in the Beltway, it's all about scoring
political victories, not doing the right thing I guess.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:42 PM
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13. She's complaing that he spent an hour talking about his dad or quoted Churchill
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:45 PM
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14. She'll probably spend the majority of her 3 HOURS complaining about him n/t
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 04:13 PM
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25. we're now in hour three. what a waste of a whole show, randi. nt
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SoFlaJet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 03:08 PM
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19. Hey how many special comment segments has Keith done?
How many SHOWS has Randi done? I've liked EVERY SINGLE ONE OF KO's SC's-last nights' too. I can honestly say (and I'm a south Floridian who has been listening for over a decade now) that some days it's just better to turn off the radio. You know there are a lot of us KO fans that were concerned with his recent absences, and kind of figured it was b/c of his dad's illness. Well last night he told us, HIS viewers what the whole story is and I'm glad he did. Now one thing I kind of can agree with RR about is that lately especially on the Ed Schultz show, it almost sounds like The Glen Beck Show in Bizarro World and frankly I'm not too crazy about that either.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:30 PM
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8. So what is she saying, for those of us who can't listen?
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:49 PM
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15. Now sayin he sounded "elitist", Kieth doesn't come across as an elitist just educated...
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 06:31 PM
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28. She spent her show slamming
Keith for using his 52 minutes for a 'special comment'. That a 'comment' is supposed to be short. She was not thrilled we had to listen to his dad's recent health problems - we have listened to he sister's story numerous times - yadda, yadda, yadda. Extremely bitter, sour grapes.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:37 PM
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11. WTF is wrong with her?! The guy on right now is right, she doesn't get along with many people!!!
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RepublicanElephant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:51 PM
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16. randi seems to be upset that keith never acknowledges her...
she brought-up that she was available, but keith never called, even when she worked just down the street.

she said her criticisms aren't personal, but they seem so small.

randi please drop this counterproductive topic now, and move to more important things.

we're ALL ON THE SAME SIDE!!!

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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 02:56 PM
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18. +10
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 03:36 PM
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21. Hmmm, is KieF single?....
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 03:28 PM
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20. Randi just needs to shut her loud mouth sometimes
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 03:55 PM
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24. How's she feeling about Senator Franken? I bet his activity is pissing her off more.
Edited on Thu Oct-08-09 04:02 PM by mucifer
I have heard randi complain that Keith steals all of her material. Guess what, the news is the same everywhere. People can have the same opinions about it.

I also think she's not too thrilled about Rachel Maddow going from AAR to MSNBC and Olbermann championing her employment.
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 04:13 PM
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26. why listen?
Whatever she is saying translates to "I am supposed to be more famous" and nothing, absolutely nothing is more boring to me that that which she harks forth. Used to love her, but she is too bitter to enjoy.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 04:15 PM
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27. Not the first time
Doubt it will be the last

Once I remember her bringing up the types of women Keith dates....and how she isn't his 'type.'

So yeah, jealousy...but perhaps not just on a professional level.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 10:37 PM
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31. She's smart as hell and well-versed in progressive issues but she sure as hell has a
tendency to go off on egotistical temper tantrums where she sounds like a petty jealous beeyach.

Grow up, Randi.

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ampad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-08-09 11:19 PM
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32. Yes Randi seems to know
her stuff. However, as you said, her tantrums are a little much. I had to turn her off after Michael Jackson died because she was being so mean and rude about the entire situation. This thing with Keith is even worse. What gets me is that she cannot understand or hear how she sounds right now. She sounds like a jealous baby. She really needs to get over herself already. This coming from a devout fan of Randi. She needs to stop the madness.
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SoCalDemGrrl Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 12:21 AM
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33. I Love Randi BUT she crossed the line today- & I 'm pissed off at her for
her unwarranted attack on Keith Olberman today. I have been a loyal listener of Randi for
years and have turned many a listener on to her show, but I was embarrassed and ashamed of her
RIDICULOUS RANT today against Keith.

It was unprofessional to say the least and appeared to be based on some sort of professional jealousy.
It was wrong to disparage Keith who was speaking from the heart after experiencing first hand the problems with our health care system in his dealing with his father's illness. And this coming from Randi of all people who, as all her long time listeners know, went through a gut-wrenching experience with her sister's cancer. Sometimes these issues NEED to be addressed from a very emotional level, hell, the Republicans day after day appeal to their base from a PURELY emotional point of view.

Randi - I know you sometimes read these boards and I certainly hope you will take these criticisms
to heart because we LOVE you, but you are 100% wrong to take this stance against Keith. It was insensitive, mean
and came off as childish.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 12:04 PM
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34. Well put, SoCalDemGrrl. This should be an email to Randi's website, if she still has it.
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SoCalDemGrrl Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 02:17 PM
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35. Thanks but more importantly Randi apologized today at the top
of her show.

Way to go Randi!!!!
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