…And Randi Rhodes has officially left Air America.
We reported back on April 4 that Rhodes’ show was suspended for two weeks after she called Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton “f*****g whores” at a non-profit appearance. Exactly one week later, Rhodes has quit Air America rather than apologize for her remarks.
The Huffington Post spoke to an anonymous source at Air America:
“A source at Air America, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “Many people screw up and then apologize and move on. Like Imus. Like David Shuster. Like Jay Rockefeller on McCain. Like Obama on Rezko. Like Hillary on Bosnia. Randi Rhodes refused to apologize for her obscene comments and has chosen instead to terminate her relationship with Air America.”
The source also said that there is no love lost between Rhodes and her colleagues at the network. “No one is upset. She made the move but there’s relief and joy.”
Rhodes also slammed Air America on a recent Larry King appearance.
In the meantime, comedian/conspiracy freak/Law & Order icon Richard Belzer will be filling in.