News of the Weird

Randi Rhodes, the Air America host who has “jokingly” advocated the assassination of President Bush, had an accident Sunday night. The details are still unclear, but her fellow leftists jumped to the conclusion that she had been mugged by right-wingers:

Fellow host Jon Elliott claimed on the liberal radio network that Rhodes had been mugged while walking her dog, Simon, on Sunday night. Elliot, who said Rhodes lost several teeth in the attack, waxed about a possible conspiracy.
“Is this an attempt by the right-wing, hate machine to silence one of our own?” he asked on the air, according to Talking Radio, a blog. “Are we threatening them? Are they afraid that we


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