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Air America and Violence

The skit this week by Air America host Randi Rhodes featuring simulated gunshots fired at President Bush is at least the second time Rhodes has used her program to discuss the idea of killing the president.

On her May 10, 2004, Air America program, Rhodes compared Bush to Fredo Corleone, the weak son in the Godfather movies, who was, on his brother Michael’s orders, taken on a fishing trip during which he was murdered with a gunshot to the head. “They are the Corleones,” Rhodes said of the Bush family. “The Fredo of the family is the president of the United States, so why doesn’t his father take him, or his brother, one of them, take him out for a little, uh, fishing? You know, let him say some Hail Marys, he loves God so much. Yeah, take him out, you know, ‘Hail Mary, full of grace, God is with thee’ — POW!” Rhodes paused briefly before adding, “Works for me.”

Byron York is is the author of The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.

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