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More Re: Randi Rhodes

Ten years ago, on April 24, 1995, with the Oklahoma City bombing still echoing in the news, President Clinton denounced “promoters of paranoia” on the “airwaves.” Peter Jennings relayed: “Clinton did not say so specifically but he clearly had the words of many ultra-conservative talk radio hosts in mind. All you have to do is listen to some of them to hear how they react to those with whom they do not agree.” The network newscasters demonized talk radio as “democracy run amok.” Tom Brokaw said Clinton appeared to aim at “talk radio programs that cater to the far right of the political spectrum” and that talk had “achieved a machine gun reputation in recent years.” Who’s betting they’ll ignore Randi Rhodes tonight?

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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