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Adenoid_Hynkel

(14,093 posts)
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 03:07 AM Nov 2017

Randi Rhodes on Al Franken accusations: "He is not a sexual predator"

Surprisingly sympathetic.

Considering the bad blood these two had at AAR, she goes out of her way to say he was never predatory to women at the network. She also thinks this is retaliation for his Sessions grilling:

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Randi Rhodes on Al Franken accusations: "He is not a sexual predator" (Original Post) Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2017 OP
His manning the point in going after Sessions was the first thing I considered misanthrope Nov 2017 #1
I'll also add Franken was a fool misanthrope Nov 2017 #4
Good to read that. K&R fleabiscuit Nov 2017 #2
Thinking people know this, but nice of her to advocate for Al. BannonsLiver Nov 2017 #3
i remember how she really resented him orleans Nov 2017 #5
This was the first time I'd checked on her in several years Adenoid_Hynkel Nov 2017 #7
agree. n/t orleans Nov 2017 #10
the Sessions thing is what i thought of when Roger Stone Connection came up. remember that These JI7 Nov 2017 #6
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2017 #8
K & R SunSeeker Nov 2017 #9

misanthrope

(7,606 posts)
1. His manning the point in going after Sessions was the first thing I considered
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 03:13 AM
Nov 2017

The targeting of Franken is both symbolic and pragmatic. It's tangential to investigating your political enemies after entering office -- an autocratic/fascist move Trump has been itching to exercise against Hillary Clinton since before the election -- but its aims are pretty much the same. Just remove all opposition by hook or crook to make your political path as smooth as possible.

misanthrope

(7,606 posts)
4. I'll also add Franken was a fool
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 03:18 AM
Nov 2017

He was already a target of the right in 2006. His books were on the shelves. His dust-ups with Bill O'Reilly were well known. He already had an association with Air America Radio.

I have to wonder if he considered he was likely surrounded by folks who would blow out of proportion anything he did. How foolhardy.

orleans

(34,294 posts)
5. i remember how she really resented him
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 03:33 AM
Nov 2017

getting top billing and all the notoriety on air america. he was absolutely not her favorite person.

this was wonderful --what she came out and said & explained. (although she's preaching to the choir for the most part)

thanks for putting this thread up.

 

Adenoid_Hynkel

(14,093 posts)
7. This was the first time I'd checked on her in several years
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 03:38 AM
Nov 2017

I was curious how she'd react to her old enemy's scandal.
Not only was I surprised, but I realize now how much I've missed her since AAR ended.
Sure, she could be frustrating as all get out at times and stirred up too much drama around the network (much like a certain Mr. Olbermann), but she's one of the good ones.

Someone get this woman a bigger platform. She's needed.

JI7

(89,625 posts)
6. the Sessions thing is what i thought of when Roger Stone Connection came up. remember that These
Fri Nov 17, 2017, 03:35 AM
Nov 2017

people are all involved in this Russian investigation .

Hannity has his own issues with the whole Roy Moore thing and advertisers.

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